Physiotherapy Research Foundation Awards 2022

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

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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 2022 awards

  • Pre-Doctoral Scheme (formerly Scheme B) – application deadline: midday 11 March 2022. This scheme is made available to novice researchers, supported by one or more experienced supervisors. The funding for individual projects is proposed at £25,000 as a guidance figure. Any applications requesting more than this amount will be considered individually on merit.
  • Post-Doctoral Scheme (formerly Scheme C) – this scheme will be made available to post-doctoral researchers who are yet to secure their first major project grant. Again, the funding available for individual projects will be proposed as £25,000 as a guidance figure. Any 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 is midday 11 March 2022, and outcomes will be communicated in June 2022. The 2023 award is expected to open in January 2023.

  • The 2021 post-doctoral scheme application deadline was midday 3 September 2021Application outcomes were communicated in December 2021. The 2022 award is expected to open in June 2022.

If you have any queries, please send an email to the CSP Charitable Trust and Awards Officer:prfaward@csp.org.uk.

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