Program Announcement (PWS)


This funding mechanism was created to honor the memory of Pete Wilde, BHSc (physio), Dip MDT, a well-respected physiotherapist and graduate student whose passing was too soon. Pete was passionate about MDT and research. Therefore, the target audience for this scholarship is a graduate student (Masters or PhD level) or a person seeking diploma status in MDT – proof of current enrollment is required.

This scholarship will provide $2000 USD to be applied toward tuition expenses.

Applications will be accepted and reviewed annually. The application deadline is 17:00 Greenwich Mean Time on September 1st. Late submissions will be returned without review. Applicants will be notified of status after the annual fall meeting of the IMDTRF Board of Directors. Only one award will be made yearly.

Application process:

The Pete Wilde Scholarship will be selected by the IMDTRF Board of Directors based on the submitted information and its relationship to the mission of the Foundation. Please complete and submit all required sections of the application outlined below. All forms can be found below.

  1. Cover sheet
  2. Biographical sketch page for the applicant only
  3. Research essay as defined in the application form. Please limit this section to 2 pages (12 point font).
  4. Letter indicating current enrollment in a graduate level program (on school letterhead) or in the MDT diploma program (on MII letterhead)
  5. Letter of support from program advisor – form provided.
  6. Submit all materials on the IMDTRF website.

Review process: Applications will be reviewed by the IMDTRF Board of Directors at their annual fall meeting. Incomplete applications or ones that do not conform to the prescribed criteria will be rejected without review. Proposals will be ranked on the strengths of the research essay, the relationship to the mission of IMDTRF, and the letter of support. The Board of Directors hold the sole right to make funding decisions.

Grant agreement: Successful applicants agree to the publication of their name on the IMDTRF website.

Disclaimer: Applicants submit proposals with the understanding that they will abide by the conditions, deadline policies, and decisions of the Board of Directors of IMDTRF. The Board reserves the right to change the amount of any award at its sole discretion. The Board of Directors makes no guarantee that requested grants will be awarded or that if your proposal is accepted you will receive the total amount of funds requested.

PW Application form