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.

Award amount

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:


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

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Resource Guide for Specialization

This document, prepared by APTA Oncology, is designed to help you in your preparation for the Oncology Specialist Certification Examination.


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Partners Program

Any PT or PTA living in a country other than the US or a healthcare provider from another discipline, not eligible for APTA membership, can take advantage of our membership benefits by becoming a Partner of APTA Oncology.


APTA Engage

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Clinical Research Grant

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.

Internship & Mentor Opportunities

Oncology rehab facilities across the country that are willing to offer clinical affiliations, and mentors who have volunteered to share their time and expertise.

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