Research grant proposal process

The Foundation for Life Care Planning Research (FLCPR) accepts proposals from academic and research institutes to support promising graduate students with projects that combine academic research with solutions and improvements in the rehabilitation and long-term care of patients who have experienced catastrophic injury and/or disease. The FLCPR Research Grant Program is intended to enlarge and complement the circle of our current partners, as FLCPR already collaborates with a number of academic research groups across the United States.

Through this collaborative program, FLCPR reinforces its commitment to an open process and welcomes studies taking an innovative approach. By partnering with the best graduate students and professors from around the country, FLCPR plans to support truly collaborative innovative research in the areas of life care planning and rehabilitation.

Application Process

A two-stage application process is utilized. Interested parties should submit a two page maximum preliminary letter that outlines the problem to be addressed, the purpose or goal of the research, an overview of the methodology and proposed timeline for the research, key personnel, and a general budget. The committee will review letters and invite full proposals, which will be a maximum of five pages.

Funding will be approved for one year at a time, but in some cases FLCPR may fund a project that is expected to continue beyond one year. Approved funding amounts for such projects typically fall within the range of $5,000 to $20,000 per project.

Qualified Applicants

The qualifications of the applicants planning to conduct the research will be reviewed and evaluated as part of the application process. Given that different types of research proposals require different kinds of expertise, the qualifications of each applicant will be evaluated within the context of the proposed research project.

Application Submission

Electronic copies of letters of application should be emailed to

and signed, hard copies of those letters should be mailed to

Foundation for Life Care Planning Research
10 Windsormere Way
Ste. 400
Oviedo, FL 32765




Resource Links

Reliability and Validity for Life Care Planners - Why are we, as clinical practitioners, interested in research aimed at validating the process of life care planning?

Reading and Interpreting Life Care Planning Literature - The professional should be prepared to critically evaluate a study reported in the literature and apply that new knowledge to their professional practice and future investigative endeavors.

Ethics in Research - As practitioners and researchers, we have a responsibility to protect the research subject from potential harms . . .

Introduction to Evidence-based Practice - The practice of evidence-based medicine means integrating individual clinical expertise with the best available external clinical evidence from systematic research.

Locating Practice Guidelines - When seeking clinical practice guidelines specific to the patient with whom you are working, you may begin your search in the following ways:

Sources of Research Information - There are numerous resources available to life care planners, but professionas need to know where information exists . . .