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Call for grant applications

Deadline for submission: July 31, 2019, 17:00 EST

Encompass Health Corporation is pleased to announce their 2019 call for grant applications. In 2019, Encompass Health is offering research funding grant(s) totaling up to $30,000 aimed at the investigation of the impact or effectiveness of therapy in the inpatient rehabilitation facility (IRF) post-acute care setting, and knowledge translation or implementation science.

Objectives and expected outcomes:

The overall objective of this grant is to support research efforts that investigate the impact and/or effectiveness of therapy services within the inpatient rehabilitation facility (IRF) or home health post-acute care settings. This grant award would also support studies that investigate implementation science or knowledge translation that studies implementing evidence into practice. Through this grant award Encompass Health is promoting efforts to expand the available research by exploring the impact and assisting in filling the gap of available research for therapy in IRFs and the home health settings.

Priority topics & identified gaps that may qualify for funding:

This list of potential topics offers interested applicants subjects which may be considered the highest priority for the grant funding award:

  • Efficacy of physical, occupational, or speech therapy assessments or interventions
  • Impact of modes or intensity of therapies on patient outcomes and experience
  • Impact of therapy assessments or interventions on outcomes or experience
  • Prevention or control of rehabilitation-related conditions
  • Patient and caregiver education programming impact or outcomes
  • Impact of IRF therapy services on the continuum of care throughout a patient’s medical event, including re-hospitalization and post-acute care
  • Implementation science and knowledge translation research aimed at the study of methods to implement research findings

Selection process:

The applications submitted will be evaluated based on 1) scientific merit and experience of principal investigator(s), 2) relevance to the grant program objectives and 3) expected outcomes, and study feasibility. The final selection of the project for funding will be conducted by the Encompass Health Therapy Grant Selection Committee and Corporate Clinical Research Committee. Final selection will be complete within 30 days of the final submission deadline or August 31, 2019.

Eligibility criteria:

Upon verification of eligibility by Encompass Health, applications will be reviewed and evaluated by the Encompass Health Therapy Grant Selection Committee using establish evaluation and scoring criteria.

  • Grant application and supporting documentation must be submitted by July 31, 2019.
    • They may be emailed by July 31, 2019 at 17:00 CST to: TherapyGrants@encompasshealth.com.
    • Or, postmarked by July 31, 2019, to:
      Attn: Julie Burrafato
      Encompass Health
      4399 Nob Hill Road
      Sunrise, FL 33351
  • Research proposed must be conducted in the United States or Puerto Rico
  • Principal investigators must be based in the United States or Puerto Rico
  • A well-defined research protocol is required
  • IRB approval is required through entities as defined by the research protocol
  • Human subject policies and informed consents obtained from patients must be develop in accordance with CITI requirements
  • Encompass Health will not consider organizations that discriminate by race, color, creed, gender, sexual orientation or national origin.
  • Research isis expected to be completed in no more than 12 months after awarding the grant.

Review the full details

Grant application documents