Student Grant Opportunities

The Office of Research would like CHS students to be aware of the research funding opportunities available to undergraduate, graduate, professional, and doctoral students. If you are interested in a research opportunity that is not currently listed, please contact us.

1. Graduate and Professional Students
2. Doctoral Students
3. Post-Doctoral Students
4. Undergraduate Students

 

Graduate and Professional Students

American Physical Therapy Association
Pediatrics Section Thesis and Dissertation Awards 
​The Thesis Award is given in recognition to an active or student member of the Section on Pediatrics who has completed an outstanding research project as partial fulfillment for a master's degree.
Due Date: November 1st 

Academy of Geriatric Physical Therapy
AGPT Student Award for Research

This award is intended to facilitate interest in geriatric research among entry-level physical therapy students. The award recognizes outstanding research-related activity completed by entry-level physical therapy students.
Due Date: November 15th

Society of Health and Physical Educators
SHAPE Research Grant Program

The purpose of this grant is to further the mission of SHAPE America and to support original research in health, physical education, sport, recreation and/or dance; and to support research by members who are masters or doctoral level students.
Anticipated Due Date: December 9th

American College of Sports Medicine
Dr. Raymond A. Weiss Research Endowment
The ACSM will fund one project for applied rather than for basic research, with the intent of applying the results to programs involving physical activity and sports. The psychological and emotional benefits of physical activity are of particular importance to the benefactors of this endowment, Drs. Raymond and Rosalee Weiss, and proposals addressing those issues will be given priority. 
Due Date: January 19th 

The PA Foundation
IMPACT Grant Program

The PA Foundation seeks to support patient-focused, community-based health projects that demonstrate an impact on patient health outcomes. Preference will be given to: Projects/programs focused on patient education and health outcomes; Projects/programs that test new PA-led models of care that integrate education into clinical visits.
Due Date: Cycles open in October and in February

The NATA Foundation
NATA Research and Education Foundation: Master’s Research Grant

Masters Grant Applications are due February 15th annually (no pre-proposal is necessary).Multiple awards (up to $1,000) are available each year. The goals of the NATA Research and Education Foundation include advancing the knowledge base of the athletic training profession and encouraging research among athletic trainers who can contribute to the athletic training knowledge base.
Due Date: February 15th

American Speech-Language-Hearing Association
Students Preparing for Academic-Research Careers (SPARC) Award

The SPARC Award aims to cultivate student interest in pursuing a research doctorate (PhD) in communication sciences and disorders (CSD) and a career as a faculty-researcher in CSD. Students enrolled in the following programs are eligible to apply: Undergraduate CSD programs (current juniors and seniors only); CAA-accredited master’s degree programs in speech-language pathology (accepted students or current 1st year only); and CAA-accredited entry-level clinical doctor of audiology (e.g., AuD) programs (accepted students or current 1st or 2nd year only).
Due Date: April 15th

International Society of Biomechanics in Sports
Student Mini Research Grant

The Student Mini Research Grant is open to final year undergraduate or graduate students and is available to fund biomechanics research projects in an environment that provides strong mentorship from an established researcher. The grant is designed to assist the student in the early stages of their professional development to encourage the pursuit of biomechanics research.
Due Date: May 20th

The American Society of Biomechanics
Young Scientist Pre-doctoral Award 

This award recognizes early achievements by promising young scientists prior to the award of their PhD. Selection is based upon the scientific quality of the submitted material. The awardee must attend the annual ASB meeting to present their work in a special awards session. It is expected that the awardee will submit a full-length manuscript for publication in the Journal of Biomechanics. The award consists of an engraved plaque, a check for $500, and a waiver of conference fees for the annual ASB meeting.
Abstract Deadline TBD

American Physiological Society
Novel Disease Model Award for Pre-doctoral Student 

The Pre-doctoral Novel Disease Model Award recognizes a trainee whose investigation in a novel disease model has been designated by the Physiologists in Industry Committee as an outstanding example of experimental research. There is no limitation on the novel disease model; it may be in vitro, in situ, ex vivo, or in vivo. Applicants will be evaluated on their first-author EB meeting abstract and a supplementary one-page (maximum) description of 1) the novelty of the disease model and the potential utility of the system for future research related to a disease process, 2) their contribution to the work, and 3) their career goals.
Abstract Deadline TBD

 


Doctoral Students

American Physical Therapy Association
Pediatrics Section Thesis and Dissertation Awards 
The Dissertation Award is given in recognition to an active or student member of the Section on Pediatrics who has completed an outstanding research project as partial fulfillment for a doctoral degree.
Due Date: November 1st

Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
AHRQ Grants for Health Services Research Dissertation Program (R36)  

This award provides support to individuals for dissertation research in health services research as part of completing a research doctorate degree. Research grants must be responsive to AHRQ’s mission, which is to produce evidence to make health care safer, higher quality, more accessible, equitable and affordable, and to work with HHS and other partners to make sure that the evidence is understood and used.
Due Date: November 1st

Society of Health and Physical Educators
SHAPE Research Grant Program

The purpose of this grant is to further the mission of SHAPE America and to support original research in health, physical education, sport, recreation and/or dance; and to support research by members who are masters or doctoral level students.
Anticipated Due Date: December 9th

National Insitutes of Health
Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award (NRSA) Individual Predoctoral Fellowship (Parent F31) 

The purpose of this award is to enable promising predoctoral students to obtain individualized, mentored research training from outstanding faculty sponsors while conducting dissertation research in scientific health-related fields relevant to the missions of the participating NIH Institutes and Centers. Standard deadline apply: April 8, August 8, and December 8.
Next Due Date: December 8th

The NATA Foundation
NATA Research and Education Foundation: Doctoral Research Grant 

Doctoral Grant Applications are due February 15th annually (no pre-proposal is necessary). Multiple awards (up to $2,500) are available each year. The goals of the NATA Research and Education Foundation include advancing the knowledge base of the athletic training profession and encouraging research among athletic trainers who can contribute to the athletic training knowledge base.
Due Date: February 15th

The American Society of Biomechanics
Young Scientist Post-doctoral Award  

This award recognizes early achievements by promising young scientists who is within five years of receiving their PhD. The awardee must attend the annual ASB meeting to present their work in a special awards session. It is expected that the awardee will submit a full-length manuscript for publication in the Journal of Biomechanics. The award consists of an engraved plaque, a check for $500, and a waiver of conference fees for the annual ASB meeting.
Abstract Deadline TBD

 


Post-Doctoral Students

University of Kentucky
Lyman T. Johnson Postdoctoral Fellowship 
The University of Kentucky established the Lyman T. Johnson Postdoctoral Fellowships to support postdoctoral fellows in graduate and professional areas. The fellowships are named in honor of UK's first African-American graduate student, Lyman T. Johnson. Fellowship recipients pursue an individualized research program under the mentorship of one or more UK professors and actively participate in departmental and professional research related activities. Fellows play a lead role in designing, developing and implementing research programs that contribute to a department's overall graduate education and research mandates.
Due Date: November 1st

American Federation for Aging Research
Irene Diamond Fund/AFAR Postdoctoral Transition Awards in Aging 
The program, focused on the development of translational aging research, provides up to seven two-year fellowships of $120,000. It is meant to provide portable and flexible transitional funding for senior postdoctoral fellows as they develop and negotiate for junior faculty appointments and independent research programs. A supplemental award of up to $30,000 may be available if the candidate successfully transitions to an independent junior faculty position within two years of completing the Diamond/AFAR Fellowship. 
Letters of Intent Due Date: January 22, 2018

 

 


Undergraduate Students

American Physiological Society
Short-Term Research Education Program to Increase Diversity in Health-Related Research

The APS Short-Term Research Education Program to Increase Diversity in Health-Related Research (STRIDE) Fellowship provides hands-on summer research experience for underrepresented undergraduate students interested in exploring biomedical research careers. The program provides exposure to the core National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) mission areas of cardiovascular, pulmonary, hematologic, and sleep disorders research.
Due Date: February 1st

American Physiological Society
Undergraduate Research Excellence Fellowships

The Undergraduate Research Excellence Fellowships (UGREF) are to support up to 6 full-time undergraduate students ($4,000 stipend, $1,300 EB travel support, $300 grant to research host) to continue work in the laboratory of an established investigator. The intent of this program is to encourage students with significant research experience to continue pursuing a career as a basic research scientist. Students and research hosts must be members of APS in good standing.
Due Date: February 1st

American Physiological Society
Undergraduate Summer Research Fellowships 

The Undergraduate Summer Research Fellowships (UGSRF) are to support up to 24 full-time undergraduate students ($4,000 stipend, $1,300 EB travel support, $300 grant to research host) to work in the laboratory of an established investigator. The intent of this program is to excite and encourage students with little or no research experience to pursue a career as a basic research scientist. Research hosts must be members of APS in good standing.
Due Date: February 1st

American Speech-Language-Hearing Association
Students Preparing for Academic-Research Careers (SPARC) Award

The SPARC Award aims to cultivate student interest in pursuing a research doctorate (PhD) in communication sciences and disorders (CSD) and a career as a faculty-researcher in CSD. Students enrolled in the following programs are eligible to apply: Undergraduate CSD programs (current juniors and seniors only); CAA-accredited master’s degree programs in speech-language pathology (accepted students or current 1st year only); and CAA-accredited entry-level clinical doctor of audiology (e.g., AuD) programs (accepted students or current 1st or 2nd year only).
Due Date: April 15th

International Society of Biomechanics in Sports
Student Mini Research Grant

The Student Mini Research Grant is open to final year undergraduate or graduate students and is available to fund biomechanics research projects in an environment that provides strong mentorship from an established researcher. The grant is designed to assist the student in the early stages of their professional development to encourage the pursuit of biomechanics research.
Due Date: May 20th

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