Need Volunteers?

Members who are looking for volunteers /subjects for a research project can post a request for participants in the members-only research area of the website. However, we do not email requests directly to members to avoid clogging up their in boxes.

If you would like to post a request on the research pages please email Liz Olsen on


Share your research

If you would like to publish your reserach findings here please contact our Education Chair Tim Sharp who acts as the gateway for this platform.


ACPSEM Educational Research Small Grant

The Association of Chartered Physiotherapists in Sport and Exercise Medicine (ACPSEM) are pleased to be able to offer small grants to support members in their CPD and /  or research activity.

Who we are.

The ACPSEM are a special interest group of Physiotherapists in sport and exercise. It is a non-profit organisation that provides education and professional support for its membership.

Main aim of the grant.

The main purpose of the grant is to provide funding for member to support specific CPD opportunities or activities. It is key that the application demonstrate alignment to the individuals CPD pathway for Bronze, Silver or Gold awards. Such opportunities include but are not limited to, post-graduate CPD courses, conference and / or travel expenses to support research dissemination, or it may be used to contribute to an MSc, especially with regard to completion of the dissertation component. The grant is to support the CPD development plan of the individual. The grant is not to provide any form of required training such as First Aid / Sports Trauma courses.

Who is the grant aimed at?

Applications are open to qualified Chartered Physiotherapist and a member of the ACPSEM. It is not necessary that the individual works in sport however the grant application should demonstrate how this would develop their career in sport.

 Level of funding.

The level of funding is limited to £1000, however larger awards may be given if it is felt that this level is warranted. Applications are required to justify the level of funding by detailing the expected expenditure.

Expectations of the ACPSEM.

The ACPSEM would request acknowledgement of support for any research undertaken or presented that comes as a result of this grant. Individuals may also be asked to provide feedback to the organisation in order to either promote the ACPSEM activity or to advertise further grants.

Application Process

Applications should be made on the document provided click here to download or contact for the word document. Completed forms need to submitted to with the subject ACPSEM Grant Application.  The application will be peer reviewed by the Grant awarding panel twice a year, the closing dates for applications being midday on the 1st day of February and August. Following review by the panel notification will be made via email within 4 weeks of the closing dates above. The award is made subject to a valid claim with proof of expenditure. Feedback will be provided for each application.


Guidance notes on application.

Please provide the requested information clearly and concisely under the headings, format and word count constraints.

Do not include any additional material other than what has been requested.