ASHT offers a number of research programs specially designed to meet the needs of hand therapists.
Each year, research awards are presented during the ASHT Annual Meeting. The judging, selection process, and method by which the papers and posters are rated are determined by a special committee formed from the Research Division Scientific Review and Mentorship Board.
Best Scientific Paper Award
This award recognizes the best research paper presented at the ASHT Annual Meeting.
Best Scientific Poster Award
This award recognizes the best scientific and/or clinical poster presented at the ASHT Annual Meeting
First Time Researcher Award
This award recognizes a first-time researcher's contribution to evidence that supports the hand therapy profession.
Journal of Hand Therapy First time Writer's Award
This award recognizes a first-time writer's contribution to evidence that supports the hand therapy profession.
Founders Grant for Research in Hand Therapy
Purpose: To promote meaningful research in hand therapy through the funding of one or more grants awarded annually. Funding amount is up to $30,000..
Eligibility: Practitioners, graduate students, or tenured/untenured faculty at accredited occupational/physical therapy programs are eligible for the award. Note: Members of the Grant Review Committee are not eligible for the award during the year (s) for which they serve as reviewers.
Scope of Research: The focus of the research must be within the domain of hand therapy. The Research Division of the American Society of Hand Therapists has the right and responsibility of verifying the appropriateness of the proposed research.