$10,000 Research Grant

Guidelines & Submission Instructions

The Academy of Pelvic Health Physical Therapy is delighted to announce the return of the $10,000 research grant. Research remains to be a high priority for our field, professionals and our Academy. The 2020 $10,000 Research Grant has been generously sponsored by one of the Academy’s top supporters, Intimate Rose.

The purpose of the American Physical Therapy Association’s Academy of Pelvic Health Physical Therapy’s Research Grant Awards program is to encourage the scientific study of topics consistent with the mission of the Academy. 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 Academy of Pelvic Health Physical Therapy 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 Academy of Pelvic Health Physical Therapy. Only Academy 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 Academy of Pelvic Health Physical Therapy. The selection is made by our Research Grant Review Committee. Depending on the quality of submissions, the $10,000 research grant may be used to support multiple projects.


  • April 1, 2021 – Applications are due.
  • October 15, 2021 – Recipient(s) will be announced. Recipient(s) must submit grant memorandum of understanding (MOU) and confirmation of IRB approval to the Director of Research no later than 12/15/2020. Grant funds will only be disbursed when IRB confirmation and MOU are received.
  • January 15, 2022 – Funding year begins. Study completion report is due to Director of Research by 1/31/2023.

Grant sponsored by

“The mission at Intimate Rose is to advance pelvic health worldwide. Intimate Rose combines best-in-class pelvic health devices with detailed educational materials for patients and clinicians. Intimate Rose is committed to furthering evidence-based practice by funding the Academy of Pelvic Health’s research grant, thereby expanding clinician knowledge for optimal patient outcomes. ” – Intimate Rose

For Inquiries

Please contact:
Meryl Alappattu PT, DPT, PhD
Director of Research, 2018-2021
Academy of Pelvic Health Physical Therapy

Application Components

  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

Please use the form 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 Academy office at aika@aptapelvichealth.org.

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. 

Please stay tuned for information about the upcoming year grant application procedures.

Required Submission Format
Our submission form ONLY accepts PDF files. Please note that when you upload your application files, they MUST be in PDF format or the form submission will be unsuccessful. If you are submitting multiple PDFs as part of one section (i.e. Investigator biosketches), you need to first merge the PDFs into a single PDF prior to uploading onto the form.

Grant Application

Due Date: August 1, 2020