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The Foundation for Physical Therapy Research is now accepting applications for two major research funding programs projected to provide scholarships in 2024.

The Promotion of Doctoral Studies I & II Scholarships, known as PODS I and II, support doctoral studies in physical therapy research. The PODS I program offers scholarships of up to $7,500, targeted at students in the coursework phase of post-professional studies prior to candidacy; the PODS II program offers scholarships of up to $15,000 to support activities in the post-candidacy phase of post-professional study. Applicants from all specialty areas are encouraged to apply.

Eligibility and application information is available on the foundation’s website. The application process will open Oct. 4; deadline to apply is Jan. 3, 2024. Final notifications are slated for late June 2024.

Applicants are encouraged to start the submission process early to allow for potential questions to be answered. Sign up to receive the Foundation for Physical Therapy Research newsletter for instant updates and news on funding opportunities and deadlines.


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