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Event Details

Grant writing & mentoring in education research (GAMER) workshop



This highly-interactive 4.5-day virtual workshop (June 23-27, 2021) provides participants with the expertise and support to be successful at the national level in obtaining funding for physical therapy education research.

We bring together a nationally-recognized group of mentors and consultants as faculty, including representatives from potential funding agencies in a virtual space to support participants work.

The workshop provides:

  • Guidance in developing robust and theoretically-grounded research agendas, research design and analysis (multiple methods);
  • Identifying “best-bet” funding sources;
  • Grant writing and budgeting; and
  • Creating intra-and inter-institutional collaborative research networks and projects.

Some didactic sessions are included but the centerpiece of the workshop is one-on-one mentoring through breakout sessions that provide the opportunity for participants to interact with a community of scholars and representatives from organizations that fund education research.

To provide these exceptional opportunities, attendance is targeted to be 16 participants. Participants need to have some experience with publishing in education research and already have ideas for grant applications.

How to apply

The application period for 2021 is now closed. The 2021 GAMER workshop will take place in June 2021.  2022 applications will open in the spring of 2022.  

Once participants are identified, they will be paired with mentors with education research experience and expertise. Engagement of mentors and participants will occur prior to, during, and following the workshop to develop sound education research proposals that maximize chances for successful funding and publication.

The overall aim is to create and expand a cadre of highly-qualified, networked and productive education researchers who will advance the science of physical therapist education, make significant contributions to the literature, and ultimately enhance physical therapy education and practice today and in the future.

Cost: $1500* (paid by applicant’s institution)

Contact Rick Segal at segal@musc.edu with questions.

*Rate is for a member of one of the sponsoring organizations. Non-members will pay an unsubsidized rate

GAMER is sponsored by the Education Leadership Partnership - including ACAPT, APTA & its Academy of Education. 

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