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Research Committee Chair, June Hanks, PT, PhD, DPT at  



Call for Research Grant Proposals:

The Tennessee Physical Therapy Association (TPTA) is soliciting applications for research grants to assist TPTA members with the cost of conducting research.  Two research grants are available.

             1.        Seed Money Grants – designed to assist with initiating new research

2.         Dissemination Grants – designed to assist with dissemination of information gathered from a             completed project

All TPTA members are eligible and encouraged to apply for either grant. TPTA supports and encourages new research initiatives related to physical therapy.

Applicants should review and complete the appropriate application. Application deadlines are October 1 at 11:59pm CST for the fall cycle and March 1 at 11:59pm CST for the spring cycle.

Completed applications should be submitted electronically to the TPTA Research Committee Chair, June Hanks, PT, PhD, DPT at The subject line of the email must state “TPTA Grant Application”. Applicants will receive electronic confirmation of receipt of materials.  Incomplete applications will be returned without review.  All applicants will receive written notification of funding decisions.  Funding decisions are at the discretion of the TPTA Research Committee and all decisions are final.  Awards are announced at TPTA State meetings.

Click here for the TPTA Seed Research Grant Application Form and Directions:

Click here for the TPTA Dissemination Research Application Form and Directions:



Call for Research Poster Presentations TBD for Spring 2019!


The Tennessee Physical Therapy Association (TPTA) is excited to offer the opportunity to showcase the high quality research that is being conducted in Tennessee. Accepted research posters will be displayed at the TPTA Spring Meeting on Saturday, April 6, 2019 in the Exhibit area. Presenters must be present to answer questions at the “poster review” time during the exhibitor break from TBD. Information for submission of an abstract for the TPTA poster presentation is listed on the TPTA website as “Guidelines for Submission of Abstract for Poster Presentation.” The deadline for submission of the proposal is March 1, 2019 at 11:59pm CST. Send the completed abstract, following all guidelines, to with “TPTA Spring 2019 Poster Presentation” in the subject line of the email.


Poster abstracts will be peer-reviewed by the TPTA Research Committee.  Decisions regarding acceptance of posters for presentation will be sent via e-mail to the primary author by March 15, 2019 to allow time for preparation of the posters.

 Guidelines for Submission of Abstract for Poster Presentation.

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