Dr. Raymond Finlay Grant

The purpose of the International Association of Physiotherapists working with Older People (IPTOP) Raymond Finlay Grant is to support our younger members to attend a World Physiotherapy Congress and present their work allied to physiotherapy with older people. The grant is for up to £350 (Sterling).

The grant is in memory of Raymond Finlay, the husband of the IPTOP founder Olwen Finlay and was funded by his family members. We are very grateful for this support of IPTOP members.

The closing date for the current cycle of applications for the 2025 World Physiotherapy congress is TBC

  1. The grant is for a maximum of £350 and is intended to assist with the costs of World Physiotherapy Congress attendance such as registration fees, travel or accommodation.
  1. IPTOP will make one grant per World Physiotherapy congress cycle and the decision of the IPTOP Executive or Education committee about any aspect of the grant is final.
  1. The applicant must be a member of their country’s older people’s special interest group. This group must be a current paid up member of IPTOP at the time of application.
  1. Applicants may receive one IPTOP Raymond Finlay Grant. If successful they cannot re-apply for future World Congresses.
  1. The applicant must have their poster or platform presentation accepted by World Physiotherapy Congress prior to applying for this grant. The presentation must be linked to a topic relevant to older people’s physiotherapy.
  1. Applicants must be aged 30 or under on the date of the World Congress of Physiotherapy.
  1. The IPTOP Treasurer will verify the applicants’ membership in their home country older peoples group.
  1. Applicants for a Raymond Finlay grant will be informed by IPTOP of the outcome of their application at least one month prior to the conference.
  1. Monies will be only be forwarded to the recipient via check or bank transfer following verification of the applicant’s attendance at the congress alongside their poster or platform presentation.  If the applicant does not or cannot attend the congress then the grant will not be made.
  1. All successful applicants will be provided with the IPTOP logo which they must include on their presentation or poster, acknowledging the support of IPTOP.
  1. Information about all IPTOP grants made, which may include the abstract of the presentation or poster, may be published by IPTOP on any of their communication channels.

    Please complete the form in English, as this is the official World Physiotherapy language.


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