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Research Grant Application Guidelines & Application Submission

IMPORTANT NOTICE: The SoWH will not be offering it’s $10K Research Grant this year (2019). Research remains a high priority for SOWH, and the SoWH Board of Directors made this difficult decision after examining the SoWH 2019 budget and strategic priorities. This decision affects this year’s grant alone; we fully anticipate the grant will return in 2020. Please stay tuned for information about the 2020 research grant application submission form to be announced in fall 2019.

The purpose of the American Physical Therapy Association’s Section on Women´s Health (SoWH) Research Grant Awards program is to encourage the scientific study of topics consistent with the mission of the SoWH. The maximum amount of funding provided by this grant is $10,000. No salary support or indirect costs are available through this funding mechanism. Only Section on Women’s Health members in good standing are eligible to submit an application and at least one Investigator of the proposal must be a member in good standing of the Section on Women’s Health. For additional details about the Research Grant and Application Guidelines, please click here: Application & Grant Guidelines.

Please use the form linked below to submit all 12 components of your application.  Please note that if you omit attaching any of the required files, your application will show an error/incomplete message and you will not be able to submit the application. To successfully apply, you must attach all documents per each outlined section in the submission form. If you have any technical difficulties with the form, please contact the SoWH office at [email protected].

1. Cover letter

2. Investigator Biosketch(es)

3. Abstract

4. Specific Aims

5. Research Strategy

6. Protection of Human Subjects

7. Animal Welfare (if applicable)

8. Budget

9. Budget Justification

10. Facilities, Equipment, and Other Resources

11. Institutional Commitment to Proposal

12. References


Templates & Guidelines

◘ Application Guidelines (Download)

◘ Biosketch template (Download)

◘ Budget Table and Budget Justification Template (Download)

◘ Facilities, Resources, and Equipment template (Download)

Font and Margins
All sections of the application should include Arial font at 11pt and margins set at 0.5 inches.

AMA format is required for this proposal.

All applicants are encouraged to contact the Director of Research with any inquiries about the application, process of review, budget preparation and other concerns. 

Meryl Alappattu PT, DPT, PhD
Director of Research
Section on Women´s Health
[email protected]


2019 Application Submission Form is CLOSED. Please stay tuned in fall 2019 about the 2020 Application form.

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