Guidelines for Clinical Research Grants
*Available to APTA Oncology Members Only*
The purpose of the Academy of Oncologic Physical Therapy, APTA (Academy) Research Grant Award Program is to add to the body of knowledge through support of research that investigates a question(s) of importance to adult or pediatric oncology or human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) physical therapy.
The maximum amount of funding provided by this clinical research grant is $7,500. No indirect costs or fringe are available through this funding mechanism.
Academy members in good standing are eligible to submit an application. Preference will be given to post-professional dissertation research or new physical therapist clinical researchers working with colleagues who have a post-professional degree.
Application Procedure and Deadline
To apply, send two electronic copies of your proposal (one not blinded, one blinded) to the Academy Research Grant Coordinator, Shana Harrington, PT, PhD at: email@example.com.
The due date for submission is June 1, 2022.
Research Grant Coordinator
Shana Harrington, PT, PhD
Board-Certified Clinical Specialist in Sports Physical Therapy (SCS)
Manual Therapy Certified (MTC)
Research Grant Winners
- 2020 – Cancer Survivor Functional Restoration Program
Rachel Tran, PT, DPT, NCS
City of Hope, CA
2019 – No grant awarded
2018 – Quality of Life and Physical Function Loss in Rural Lung Cancer Surgery Patients: A Qualitative Study
Chris Barnes, PT, DPT
University of Utah
- 2017 – Risk Prediction, Perceptions, Circumstances, and Consequences of Falls in Community-Dwelling Older Cancer Survivors: A Pilot Prospective Study
Min H. Huang, PT, PhD
University of Michigan- Flint
- 2016 – Effects of Prescribed Physical Activity on Sleep and Performance in Hematopoietic Cell Transplantation Patients
Kota Reichert, PT, DPT, CLT, CSCS
- 2015 – Shoulder-Specific Patient Reported Outcome Measures for Use in Patients with Head and Neck Cancer: An Assessment of Reliability and Validity Using Rasch Analysis
Melissa M. Eden, PT, DPT, PhD, OCS
Mayo Clinic Arizona
- 2014 – A Quantitative Description of Arm Activity between Survivors of Breast Cancer and Healthy Controls: Use of Accelerometry
Mary I. Fisher, PT, PhD, OCS, CLT
University of Dayton
- 2013 – The Effects of Yoga on Persons with HIV-Related Distal Sensory Polyneuropathy (DSP)
David M. Kietrys, PT, PhD, OCS
- 2012 – No grant awarded
- 2011 – Effects of a 12-week Multidisciplinary Weight Loss Program (Fit for the Fight) on BMI, Functional Capacity, Quality of Life and Markers of Inflammation in Overweight/Obese Women With Triple-Negative Breast Cancer
Anne Swisher, PT, PhD, CCS
Division of Physical Therapy
- 2010 – Impact of an Ankle Foot Orthosis Intervention on Physical Performance and Impairment-Level Deficits in Children with non-CNS Cancers: A Pilot Study
Lynn Tanner, PT, MPT
- 2009 – No grant awarded
- 2008 – Expanding the Interdisciplinary Hospice Team: Impact of the Integration of Physical Therapy as a Core Service
Karen Mueller, PT, PhD
Northern Arizona University
- 2007 – Influences on Physical Activity and Exercise Behaviors Among Breast Cancer Survivors
Antoinette (Toni) Sander, PT, DPT, MS, CLT-LANA
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A clinical research grant is available to APTA Oncology members to assist with a one-year research study that investigates a question(s) of importance to adult or pediatric oncology or human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) physical therapy.