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The American Academy of Sports Physical Therapy (AASPT) is recognized as the leader in sports physical therapy by promoting excellence in research, education, and professional development. AASPT established the Legacy Fund with the intent of supporting clinically relevant research conducted by its members to advance sports physical therapy practice.

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New Investigator Research Grant


Pre-Proposal Deadline: May 15, 2020 11:59 PM PT

One annual award, maximum of $10,000.

The purpose of the New Investigator Research Grant is to support clinical research projects of AASPT members who are early in their professional careers. Research proposals that investigate issues within the broad discipline of sports physical therapy, including clinical practice, injury prevention and rehabilitation, epidemiology, and education are welcomed.

A new investigator is defined as 5 years or less from clinical residency or research doctoral/post-doctoral training at the time of application. Individuals who have obtained federal research funding or who have previously received Legacy funding are not eligible. The principal investigator must be an AASPT member at the time of grant submission.

New in 2020, AASPT is requiring a pre-proposal from all investigator teams interested in submitting an application for the Legacy Fund New Investigator Grant. Individuals wishing to submit are strongly encouraged to attend the informational webinar hosted by a member of the AASPT Research Committee.

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Did you miss the informational webinar on April 15, 2020? Here’s the recording for your review.


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