The Foundation for PM&R is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that elevates physiatry to serve others. Our Research Awards and Grants  program - providing pilot funding and career development grants - is at the core of the Foundation’s mission. 

 The Foundation for Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation is accepting applications for its Midcareer Investigator Research Grants program, supported by a grant from Encompass. One grant of $20,000 will be made; it is to be used as seed money for new research projects that extend an established investigator’s work in new directions. Application deadline is November 1.

About the Award

  • Award is a short-term (one year) grant for research in topics related to the field of physical medicine and rehabilitation. Preference will be given to projects that address the topics in our Research Priorities (see our website.)
  • Award will be presented during the AAP Annual Meeting.
  • Information about the grant recipient and his/her paper may be published in the Foundation UPDATE Newsletter and/or other publications. Additional items may be included in electronic and print materials produced by the Foundation for PM&R.

Application Criteria

  • Eligible applicants for grant include any physiatrist or faculty member in a division or department of physical medicine and rehabilitation who is at least 5 and not more than 20 years post-completion of a terminal degree and subsequent training program. Applicant must be able to demonstrate a history of successful research experience.
  • At least one member of the research team (PI or co-investigator) must be a member of the American Academy of PM&R (AAPM&R) and/or the Association of Academic Physiatrists (AAP).
  • Special consideration will be given to proposals that meet the Foundation’s goal of driving the evidence base for cost-effective, results-oriented rehabilitative care.

Application Process

  • Applications must be made through this application portal. Submissions via email, fax or mail will not be accepted.
  • Questions can be directed to panderson@foundationforpmr.org
  • Applications will be reviewed by the Awards and Grants Review Committee. Their decisions shall be final. Winner(s) will be notified by December 15.

Grant Conditions

  • Awardee or his/her representative must be present to accept the award.
  • Awardee must commence his/her research project in a timely fashion. The awards of recipients who are unable to proceed with the proposed scope of work and/or with the terms and conditions of the award may be revoked.
  • Awardee must submit a progress update on his/her grant research to the Foundation for PM&R after 12 months as well as final programmatic and fiscal reports within 24 months of the notification date for the award.
  • Awardee must submit his/her research findings to the Foundation for PM&R for review and possible presentation at an Annual Assembly of the AAPM&R or AAP.
  • Any publications, presentations or subsequent funding that is the result of this work must be reported to the Foundation for PM&R. 
  • The institution at which the research is conducted must issue a news release mentioning the Foundation's support.
  • Any unused funds must be returned to the Foundation for PM&R.

 The Foundation for Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation is accepting applications for its Aspen Spinal Bracing Research Grants program, supported by a grant from Aspen Spinal Bracing. One grant of $10,000 will be made; it is to be used for physiatric research on the use of spinal bracing in rehabilitation. Application deadline is November 1.
About the Award
 

  • Award is a short-term (one year) grant for research in topics related to the field of physical medicine and rehabilitation. Preference will be given to projects that address the topics in our Research Priorities (see our website.)
  • Award will be presented during the AAP Annual Meeting.
  • Information about the grant recipient and his/her paper may be published in the Foundation UPDATE Newsletter and/or other publications. Additional items may be included in electronic and print materials produced by the Foundation for PM&R.

 

Application Criteria

  • At least one member of the research team (PI or co-investigator) must be a member of the American Academy of PM&R (AAPM&R) and/or the Association of Academic Physiatrists (AAP).
  • Special consideration will be given to proposals that meet the Foundation’s goal of driving the evidence base for cost-effective, results-oriented rehabilitative care.

 

Application Process

  • Applications must be made through this application portal. Submissions via email, fax or mail will not be accepted.
  • Questions can be directed to panderson@foundationforpmr.org
  • Applications will be reviewed by the Awards and Grants Review Committee. Their decisions shall be final. Winner(s) will be notified by December 15.


 Grant Conditions

  • Awardee or his/her representative must be present to accept the award.
  • Awardee must commence his/her research project in a timely fashion. The awards of recipients who are unable to proceed with the proposed scope of work and/or with the terms and conditions of the award may be revoked.
  • Awardee must submit a progress update on his/her grant research to the Foundation for PM&R after 12 months as well as final programmatic and fiscal reports within 24 months of the notification date for the award.
  • Awardee must submit his/her research findings to the Foundation for PM&R for review and possible presentation at an Annual Assembly of the AAPM&R or AAP.
  • Any publications, presentations or subsequent funding that is the result of this work must be reported to the Foundation for PM&R. 
  • The institution at which the research is conducted must issue a news release mentioning the Foundation's support.
  • Any unused funds must be returned to the Foundation for PM&R.


 Richard S. Materson ERF New Investigator Research Grants Application Criteria and Conditions
The Richard S. Materson Education Research Fund (ERF) of the Foundation for Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation is requesting applications for its Richard S. Materson ERF New Investigator Research Grants. Each Richard S. Materson ERF New Investigator Research Grant is for $10,000 to be used as seed money for research. Application deadline is May 1.
About the Award

  • Award is a short-term seed grant for research in topics related to the field of physical medicine and rehabilitation.
  • Award will be presented during the AAPM&R Annual Assembly.
  • Information about the grant recipient and his/her paper may be published in the Foundation UPDATE Newsletter and/or other publications. Additional items may be included in electronic and print materials produced by the Foundation for PM&R.

Application Criteria

  • Eligible applicants for grant include any resident in an ACGME- or OPTI-accredited residency training program in physical medicine and rehabilitation or a physiatrist within five years of completion of an accredited residency or fellowship training program in physical medicine and rehabilitation.
  • Applicant and/or at least one co-investigator must be members of the American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (AAPM&R) and/or the Association of Academic Physiatrists (AAP).
  • Application must be submitted on the ERF New Investigator Research Grant Application Form and must include a concise statement of the purpose of the research; anticipated outcomes; proposed budget (showing other sources of cash and in-kind support); and a letter of support from the sponsoring institution. Please also include your Curriculum Vitae.
  • All applications must be submitted through the online portal.
  • Indirect costs should comprise no more than 10% of the budget.

Application Process

  • Applications must be made using the Richard S. Materson ERF New Investigator Research Grant Application Form. Fully completed applications and all required attachments must be submitted no later than midnight on May 1.
  • Applications will be reviewed by the Awards and Grants Review Committee. Their decisions shall be final. Winner(s) will be notified by September 1.

Grant Conditions

  • Awardee must commence his/her research project in a timely fashion. The awards of recipients who are unable to proceed with the proposed scope of work and/or with the terms and conditions of the award may be revoked.
  • Awardee must submit a complete programmatic and fiscal report of his/her seed grant research to the Foundation for PM&R within 24 months of the notification date for the award.
  • Awardee must submit his/her research findings to the Foundation for PM&R for review and also submit for possible presentation at an Annual Assembly of the AAPM&R or AAP.

Questions
Questions about the Richard S. Materson ERF New Investigator Research Grant can be directed to the Foundation at (847) 737-6062.

Gabriella Molnar Pediatric PM&R Research Grants Application Criteria and Conditions
The Foundation for Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation is requesting applications for its Gabriella Molnar Pediatric PM&R Research Grants. Each Gabriella Molnar Pediatric PM&R Research Grant is for $10,000 to be used as seed money for research. Application deadline is May 1.


About the Award

  • Award is a short-term seed grant for research in topics related to pediatric rehabilitation the field of physical medicine and rehabilitation.
  • Award will be presented during the AAPM&R Annual Assembly.
  • Information about the grant recipient and his/her paper may be published in the Foundation UPDATE Newsletter and/or other publications. Additional items may be included in electronic and print materials produced by the Foundation for PM&R.


Application Criteria

  • Applicant and/or at least one co-investigator must be members of the American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (AAPM&R) and/or the Association of Academic Physiatrists (AAP).
  • Application must be submitted on the Gabriella Molnar Pediatric PM&R Research Grant Application Form and must include a concise statement of the purpose of the research; anticipated outcomes; proposed budget (showing other sources of cash and in-kind support); and a letter of support from the sponsoring institution. Please also include your Curriculum Vitae.
  • Indirect costs should comprise no more than 10% of the budget.


Application Process

  • All applications must be submitted through the online portal.
  • Applications must be made using the Gabriella Molnar Pediatric PM&R Research Grant Application Form. Fully completed applications and all required attachments must be submitted no later than midnight on May 1.
  • Applications will be reviewed by the Awards and Grants Review Committee. Their decisions shall be final. Winner(s) will be notified by September 1.


Grant Conditions

  • Awardee must commence his/her research project in a timely fashion. The awards of recipients who are unable to proceed with the proposed scope of work and/or with the terms and conditions of the award may be revoked.
  • Awardee must submit a complete programmatic and fiscal report of his/her seed grant research to the Foundation for PM&R within 24 months of the notification date for the award.
  • Awardee must submit his/her research findings to the Foundation for PM&R for review and also submit for possible presentation at an Annual Assembly of the AAPM&R or AAP.


Questions
Questions about the Gabriella Molnar Pediatric PM&R Research Grant can be directed to the Foundation at (847) 737-6062.

Scott Nadler PASSOR Musculoskeletal Research Grants Application Criteria and Conditions
The Foundation for Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation is requesting applications for its Scott Nadler PASSOR Musculoskeletal Research Grants. Each Scott Nadler PASSOR Musculoskeletal Research Grant is for $30,000 to be used as seed money for research. Application deadline is May 1.

About the Award

  • Award is a short-term seed grant for research in topics related to musculoskeletal rehabilitation in the field of physical medicine and rehabilitation.
  • Award will be presented during the AAPM&R Annual Assembly.
  • Information about the grant recipient and his/her paper may be published in the Foundation UPDATE Newsletter and/or other publications. Additional items may be included in electronic and print materials produced by the Foundation for PM&R.


Application Criteria

  • Applicant and/or at least one co-investigator must be members of the American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (AAPM&R) and/or the Association of Academic Physiatrists (AAP).
  • Application must be submitted on the Scott Nadler PASSOR Musculoskeletal Research Grant Application Form and must include a concise statement of the purpose of the research; anticipated outcomes; proposed budget (showing other sources of cash and in-kind support); and a letter of support from the sponsoring institution. Please also include your Curriculum Vitae.
  • Indirect costs should comprise no more than 10% of the budget.


Application Process

  • All applications must be submitted through the online portal.
  • Applications must be made using the Scott Nadler PASSOR Musculoskeletal Research Grant Application Form. Fully completed applications and all required attachments must be submitted no later than midnight on May 1.
  • Applications will be reviewed by the Awards and Grants Review Committee. Their decisions shall be final. Winner(s) will be notified by September 1.


Grant Conditions

  • Awardee must commence his/her research project in a timely fashion. The awards of recipients who are unable to proceed with the proposed scope of work and/or with the terms and conditions of the award may be revoked.
  • Awardee must submit a complete programmatic and fiscal report of his/her seed grant research to the Foundation for PM&R within 24 months of the notification date for the award.
  • Awardee must submit his/her research findings to the Foundation for PM&R for review and also submit for possible presentation at an Annual Assembly of the AAPM&R or AAP.


Questions
Questions about the Scott Nadler PASSOR Musculoskeletal Research Grant can be directed to the Foundation at (847) 737-6062.

Pain Management and Spine Care Research Grants Application Criteria and Conditions
The Foundation for Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation is requesting applications for its Pain Management and Spine Care Research Grant. Each Pain Management and Spine Care Research Grant is for $10,000 to be used as seed money for research. Application deadline is November 1.

About the Award

  • Award is a short-term seed grant for research in topics related to pain medicine and spine care in the field of physical medicine and rehabilitation.
  • Award will be presented during the AAP Annual Meeting.
  • Information about the grant recipient and his/her paper may be published in the Foundation UPDATE Newsletter and/or other publications. Additional items may be included in electronic and print materials produced by the Foundation for PM&R.



Application Criteria

  • Applicant and/or at least one co-investigator must be members of the American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (AAPM&R) and/or the Association of Academic Physiatrists (AAP).
  • Application must be submitted on the Pain Management and Spine Care Research Grant Application Form and must include a concise statement of the purpose of the research; anticipated outcomes; proposed budget (showing other sources of cash and in-kind support); and a letter of support from the sponsoring institution. Please also include your Curriculum Vitae.
  • Indirect costs should comprise no more than 10% of the budget.



Application Process

  • All applications must be submitted through the online portal.
  • Applications must be made using the Pain Management and Spine Care Research Grant Application Form. Fully completed applications and all required attachments must be submitted no later than midnight on November 1.
  • Applications will be reviewed by the Awards and Grants Review Committee. Their decisions shall be final. Winner(s) will be notified by January 1.



Grant Conditions

  • Awardee must commence his/her research project in a timely fashion. The awards of recipients who are unable to proceed with the proposed scope of work and/or with the terms and conditions of the award may be revoked.
  • Awardee must submit a complete programmatic and fiscal report of his/her seed grant research to the Foundation for PM&R within 24 months of the notification date for the award.
  • Awardee must submit his/her research findings to the Foundation for PM&R for review and also submit for possible presentation at an Annual Assembly of the AAPM&R or AAP.



Questions
Questions about the Pain Management and Spine Care Research Grant can be directed to the Foundation at (847) 737-6062 or panderson@foundationforpmr.org.

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