Grant writing & mentoring in education research (GAMER) workshop
Application Now OPEN!  


Dates: September 26-29, 2024
Location: Charleston, South Carolina 

This highly-interactive 4-day workshop 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, to support participants work. The workshop provides: 

  • Guidance in developing robust and theoretically grounded research agendas, research design and analysis (multiple methods),
  • Discussion and guidance in finding funding sources
  • Grant writing and budgeting
  • Creating intra- and inter-institutional collaborative research networks and projects.  

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 

Do NOT be intimated by the application and process.  Contact Rick Segal and he will answer your questions and take you through the application. Rick can be contacted at [email protected] 

Prepare for the application by viewing a sample



The 2024 GAMER workshop application will close May 15, 2024

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 ultimate aim is to create and expand a network of highly-qualified 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: $2,000 (paid by applicant’s institution) 

Contact Rick Segal at [email protected] with questions.