Announcement of the 2013 Massage Therapy Research Fund (MTRF) competition

We are very pleased to announce the 2013 MTRF competition. The application deadline is December 31, 2013.

Application forms and submission guidelines can be downloaded at,0,0,1,0,0&menu=3.

Through the Massage Therapy Research Fund (MTRF), IN-CAM invites applications relevant to at least one of the following research areas:

  • Massage therapy effectiveness and efficacy, and safety
  • Massage therapy access and delivery
  • Massage therapy policy
  • Massage therapy knowledge translation

A total funding amount of $40,000 is offered. Grant applications up to $20,000 will be considered.

The principal investigator must be affiliated with a Canadian institution that is able to hold and administer research grants (e.g. universities, hospitals, or research institution). The research team may include members affiliated with non-Canadian institutions. One member of the research team should be a massage therapist. Graduate students completing Masters and PhD level training and Post-Doctoral Fellows are welcome to apply.

Please note: Funds are granted to the charitable institution, not to an individual.

For additional information or any inquiries regarding this funding competition, please contact Ania Kania at