Physiotherapy Research Foundation Awards 2021

Charitable Trust research awards are open to chartered CSP members through the Physiotherapy Research Foundation (PRF).


The research awards are open to chartered members of the CSP. The awards provide funding for research projects, for novice researchers and those with some experience of research.

To understand more about the impact that funding the awards has had, please download the report below.

The 2021 awards

  • Pre-Doctoral Scheme (formerly Scheme B) – this scheme was made available to novice researchers, supported by one or more experienced supervisors. The funding for individual projects was proposed at £25,000 as a guidance figure. Any applications requesting more than this amount were considered individually on merit.
  • Post-Doctoral Scheme (formerly Scheme C) – this scheme will be available to post-doctoral researchers who are yet to secure their first major project grant. Again, the funding available for individual projects will be £25,000. However, this should be considered as guidance only and applications requesting more than this amount will be considered individually on merit.
  • Both schemes have one-stage application processes.
  • The Scientific Panel is committed to supporting equity, diversity and belonging in research, and welcomes applications that demonstrate a clear commitment to these principles.

Please note:

  • The pre-doctoral scheme application deadline was midday 12 April 2021. Application outcomes will be communicated in late June 2021.

  • The post-doctoral scheme is now open and the application deadline is midday 3 September 2021Application outcomes will be communicated in December 2021.

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