APTA encourages members to submit proposals for 90-minute and 3-hour sessions for PT 2013, to be held June 26-29, 2013, in Salt Lake City. The association would like to focus on the areas for programming where latest or emerging ideas are shared and discussed:
Proposals must be submitted by July 9. The Call for Proposals with further details is posted on the submission site Welcome Page. For questions or to discuss specifics about programming, contact Mary Lynn Billitteri, APTA Professional Development.
The Elsevier Foundation seeks new grant proposals for its New Scholars program, which provides funding for projects to help support women scholars during the early stages of their careers in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM). The program is designed to actively address the attrition rate of talented women scientists caused by the difficulty of balancing a demanding academic career with family responsibilities. The foundation provides grants to STEM institutions and organizations that are working toward a more equitable academia by:
Grants will range between $5,000 and $50,000 per year for up to 3 years for a project total of $100,000.
Preliminary proposals are due June 24. Applicants invited to submit a full proposal will be notified in July and asked to expand their proposals by September 2.
"Generation STEM," a feature in this month's PT in Motion, discusses the national effort to encourage more students—especially females—to study STEM, and how it will affect physical therapy.