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Year : 2022  |  Volume : 6  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 71

Physiotherapy in Health, Physical activity, fitness, Education & Rehabilitation: AB No: 83: What is the Scope of Physiotherapy in Research Grants for PhD in India?

1 Sri Ramachandra Institute of Higher Education and Research. (Deemed to be university) Chennai
2 Department of Physiotherapy, Manipal Academy of Higher Education, Manipal

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DOI: 10.4103/2456-7787.361113

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Introduction: Research grants play a crucial role in conducting research efficiently and successfully in today’s era. High quality research foundation and adding new knowledge to specific science fields is dependent on implementation of research which requires monetary support. Research in Physiotherapy is an emerging field which is contributing scientific knowledge to patient related outcomes in rehabilitation. But there is a lack of research grants available for Physiotherapy subject for doing PhD which hinders the research pathway. Aim: To find out the major funding agencies in India which provide research grants applicable for research in Physiotherapy. Methodology: Search was conducted on Google and specific source websites for retrieving the information for research grants. Keywords used are Research grants, Fellowships, Physiotherapy, India. Results: Few major funding agencies for research in Health and Medical sciences are Indian council of Medical Research and University Grant Commission National Eligibility Test – Junior Research Fellowship, Department of Science and Technology Inspire fellowship programme, Maulana Azad National fellowship, National Research foundation. Discussion: Physiotherapy is not included as a core subject in any major schemes of fellowships in India. Oppurtunities for conducting researches in Physiotherapy is dependent on applying for allied health science subjects. So, there is a need of Physiotherapy subject specific grant to encourage the young scholars for clinical research.

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