The Physiotherapy Pain Association have commenced a new initiative to support physiotherapists and physiotherapy students to undertake pain related research activity. The PPA will be offering all members the opportunity to apply for two funding streams. Each funding stream will be able to offer financial support to enable small scale research related projects.
STREAM 1: Will be open to applicants who wish or need support to conduct small scale research studies. We hope to support a number of projects with small grants between £100-£800, all projects will be peer reviewed and funding will be allocated based on this process and funding available.
Examples of suitable studies may include pilot work (small scale preliminary studies) and proof of
concept (feasibility studies collecting and analysing data to obtain evidence to support or refute
ideas or plans). Preference will be given to projects that incorporate patient and public involvement
and for clinical projects over education projects. Please note that audits and service development
will not be eligible.
Funding may be used in a number of ways, for example:
• To back fill staff time – release researcher from clinical duties to undertake the research
• For training – for help with statistics, surveys, interviews, etc.
• For transcription costs
• For payment of patient and public expenses.
STREAM 2: Will be open to applicants who require support to publish work, either toward
publication fees or toward conference registration fees where an applicant is presenting a
poster, international travel and accommodation will not be funded. We hope to support a
number of projects with small grants between £100- £500, all projects will be peer reviewed
and funding will be allocated based on this process and funding available.
Please note these applications are only open to members of the PPA.
Projects should embody the PPA mission statement: “The Physiotherapy Pain Association (PPA) champions physiotherapists working across all specialities in contemporary physiotherapy practice, drawing on biopsychosocial and narrative approaches to support people living with pain."
To find out more and to apply, see the Research page.
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