GRANTS RELATING TO HAND THERAPY

The American Hand Therapy Foundation has asked the IFSHT (International Federation of Societies for Hand Therapy) to forward information about available grants to our member countries. The information is listed below, along with the links for more information.

AMERICAN HAND THERAPY FOUNDATION (AHTF)

Applications for any of the AHTF grants can be accessed at: www.ahtf.org or visit www.ahtfgrants.com

AVAILABLE GRANTS

AHTF BURKHALTER NEW INVESTIGATOR GRANT

The AHTF BURKHALTER NEW INVESTIGATOR GRANT was established in honor of Dr. William Burkhalter (1928-1992), a long time advocate and promoter of hand therapy. AHTF established the grant for any hand therapist in 1993, in order to provide seed grants to therapists conducting research related to hand and upper extremity rehabilitation.  Initially, this annual Grant was for $1000.  Because of the generous unrestricted contributions received by the Foundation, in 1996, the Burkhalter Grant was increased to $4,000. (present level).

Details: http://ahtf.org/Burkhalter_Grant.htm

AHTF GRAB THE EVIDENCE GRANT

The AHTF GRAB THE EVIDENCE GRANT project allows participation by individuals, groups, and corporations.  To support the type of studies needed, grant amounts need to be a minimum of $10,000 per grant. "Adopt a grant" and "Build a grant" mechanisms are available to encourage a wide range of participation.  For example, a corporation may "Adopt a grant" by contributing $10,000 or more, while smaller groups or individuals may combine assets to "Build a grant".

Details: http://ahtf.org/Burkhalter_Grant.htm


AHTF EVELYN MACKIN TRAVELING HAND THERAPIST AWARD

The AHTF EVELYN MACKIN TRAVELING HAND THERAPIST AWARD was designed to fund a practicing occupational or physical therapist in traveling to various hand therapy facilities, in presenting on a specific domain of hand therapy, and in sharing the “pearls” of hand rehabilitation learned from the experience. The grant requires annual AHTF Board Approval.

Details: http://ahtf.org/Evelyn_Mackin_Award.htm