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Research Grant

Grants to USA, Canada, and International IHEs
and Organizations for Massage Therapy Research

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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Massage Therapy Foundation

Deadline Date:

03/01/17 11:59 PM CST


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Grants ranging from $1,000 to $30,000 to USA, Canada, and International universities and research organizations on behalf of individual investigators for studies addressing massage therapy. Research may address the role of massage therapy in healthcare, public attitudes towards and understanding of massage therapy, or specific therapeutic applications of massage.

The research grant is available to investigators who have experience in the relevant field of research, and are presently associated with or have secured the cooperation of a university, independent research organization, or other institution qualified and willing to function as a Sponsoring Organization for the purpose of this project.

This grant supports high-quality, independent research that contributes to the basic science of massage therapy application, including applied research investigating massage therapy as a health/mental health treatment and/or prevention modality.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 178430

Estimated Size of Grant:

The value of the Research Grants will be between $1,000 and $30,000.

Term of Contract:

Grants will normally be awarded for a 12-month period.

Projects of more than 12 months duration must be presented in full with total multi-year budget in this proposal. If funds are awarded for the first 12 months, continuation of funding can be requested in the next annual funding cycle.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Research Grants are available to investigators who:

-Have experience in the relevant field of research;

-Are presently associated with or have secured the cooperation of a university, independent research organization, health center, or other institution qualified and willing to function as a sponsoring organization for the purpose of this project (“Sponsoring Organization”). A Sponsoring Organization must have sufficient facilities as well as human and informational resources available to support the proposed research project, as determined by the Massage Therapy Foundation at its sole discretion;

-Newer investigators without prior research experience must document support from an experienced investigator willing to act as a collaborator. Collaborators should be actively involved in the development and execution of the proposed research project and should be identified as such in the staffing plan.


-Research Grants are not awarded to individuals.

-Research Grants will not be awarded to Sponsoring Organizations which employ or otherwise have an ownership or contractual relationship with officers or trustees of the Massage Therapy Foundation, members of the Research Proposal Review Committee (“Review Committee”) or any spouses, domestic partners, children, descendant, spouses of descendants or any other individual related to any officers or trustees of the Massage Therapy Foundation or to members of the Review Committee.

Pre-Application Information:

The application must be submitted online by midnight CST on Wednesday, March 1, 2017.

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Apply Online:

For more information, please contact

Christine Daskais, Foundation Coordinator

Gini Ohlson, Executive Director

Massage Therapy Foundation
500 Davis Street, Suite 950
Evanston, IL 60201

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USA: Alabama;   Alaska;   Arizona;   Arkansas;   California;   Colorado;   Connecticut;   Delaware;   Florida;   Georgia;   Hawaii;   Idaho;   Illinois;   Indiana;   Iowa;   Kansas;   Kentucky;   Louisiana;   Maine;   Maryland;   Massachusetts;   Michigan;   Minnesota;   Mississippi;   Missouri;   Montana;   Nebraska;   Nevada;   New Hampshire;   New Jersey;   New Mexico;   New York City;   New York;   North Carolina;   North Dakota;   Ohio;   Oklahoma;   Oregon;   Pennsylvania;   Rhode Island;   South Carolina;   South Dakota;   Tennessee;   Texas;   Utah;   Vermont;   Virginia;   Washington, DC;   Washington;   West Virginia;   Wisconsin;   Wyoming

USA Territories: American Samoa (USA)   Guam (USA)   Puerto Rico (USA)   Virgin Islands (USA)   Northern Mariana Islands (USA)

USA Compact Free Associations: The Federated States of Micronesia (USA)   Marshall Islands (USA)   Republic of Palau (USA)

Canada: Alberta   British Columbia   Manitoba   New Brunswick   Newfoundland and Labrador   Northwest Territories   Nova Scotia   Nunavut   Ontario   Prince Edward Island   Quebec   Saskatchewan   Yukon


International country outside of the USA, Israel and Canada.

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