Foundation for Physical Therapy
How are Donations Used?
Challenge donations provide for an annual research grant to an emerging investigator who will study the effectiveness of physical therapist interventions.
This researcher contributes scientifically-based and clinically relevant physical therapy research, which is increasingly important due to the growing demand for evidence-based practice. The top fundraising school of the Challenge will share naming rights with Marquette University for the research grant. Challenge funds also provide for a Promotion of Doctoral Studies (PODS) I Scholarship to be awarded each year.
Funds raised through the Challenge also contribute to the rigorous and high quality peer-review process which results in the awarding of all Foundation scholarships and grants. Additionally, since 2002, the Challenge has specifically funded over 20 research grants and scholarships, and also partially funded the 2010 $300,000 Clagett Family Research Grant.
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