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Grant Information

OPTF set up an endowment with the Oklahoma City Community Foundation.  Donations to OPTF are combined with other donations and invested in sound financial accounts that earn interest to further grow the fund.   Matching funds are also periodically available to increase the endowment funds available.

Donated funds are made available to individuals and groups through Oklahoma Physical Therapy Foundation (OPTF) grants.  These are divided into three categories:

Research These grants assist with research studies that investigate questions of importance to Physical Therapy in Oklahoma, and will add to the body of knowledge related to improvement of Physical Therapy in the state.

Education Educational program grants provide funding for programs that support professionals in Physical Therapy and may include support to individuals in the community.

Community Service Grants are also available for community service projects related to Physical Therapy, physical activity, fitness, health, wellness, and / or prevention that positively impacts Oklahomans.

The OPTF Grants Committee reviews grant applications and makes recommendations to the Board of Directors on education, research and community service programs requesting funding. 


To apply for a grant
Please click here for a grant application in WORD format

Please click here for a grant application in PDF format

The due date for submission each year is by 5p.m. November 30th.

Proposals must be postmarked by the due date to be eligible for review. To ensure proposals have been received by the OPTF, investigators may either request e-mail notification or send a stamped self-addressed postcard for return upon receipt by OPTF.

To apply, please U.S. mail three copies of the application and cover sheet to:

Oklahoma Physical Therapy Foundation
Lynn Jeffries, PT, DPT, PhD, PCS
College of Allied Health
1200 N Stonewall, Room 3136
Oklahoma City, OK  73117

Attention: Grants Committee – Research Award

Faxed or e-mailed proposals are not accepted.
Any questions concerning proposals may be emailed to the OPTF Grants Committee at Lynn-Jeffries@ouhsc.edu

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