2017 Massage Therapy Research Fund (MTRF) Competition

Mon. Nov. 20, 2017

Applied Research, Innovation and Entrepreneurship Services (ARIES) of Centennial College and College of Massage Therapist of Ontario (CMTO) are very pleased to announce the 2017 Massage Therapy Research Fund (MTRF) competition. The MTRF funding competition is now open to support high quality and rigorous research in massage therapy. We invite researchers to submit research project proposals till the application deadline on December 18, 2017 (11:59 p.m. ET). Grant recipients will be announced in February, 2018.

In this cycle of funding competition:

  • Up to $60,000 grant amount is available to fund projects.
  • The maximum grant amount for a project is $40,000.
  • The number of grants will depend on the number of quality submissions      received.

Eligible research topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Massage therapy effectiveness, efficacy and safety
  • Access to and delivery of massage therapy services
  • Professionalization of massage therapy
  • Massage Therapy competencies and competency assessment
  • Evaluation of massage therapy practice

You can find more information at Please promote and disseminate. For questions, please contact Dr. Pouria Tavakkoli Avval, Program Manager, Massage Therapy Research Fund at