The Texas Podiatric Medical Foundation


Resident Grants

Any resident or 4th year podiatry students may apply for a mission travel grant.
The TPMF supports at least one mission annually and is generally 6 days providing clinic, surgery and shoes to orphanages. Texas residents are given priority.


All details can be found HERE or below.

The Texas Podiatric Medical Foundation provides annual grant awards. These grants are annual awards open to all graduating and current podiatric residents/fellows enrolled in an approved Texas Podiatric program.

  • Details can be found HERE or below.
  • Applicants must submit the below criteria to be considered.
  • Applicants will be reviewed by judges and will be notified.
  • Deadlines for each award is listed below.
  • All winners will be recognized at the September 25, 2020 Foundation Reception
       during the Southwest Podiatry Meeting in Dallas.

    1) TPMF Poster - Innovative Treatment for the Lower Extremity
    • $1200 grant
    • Abstract deadline: August 1, 2020.
    • Poster presentation: September 24-26.
    • All Texas residents/fellows eligible.
    The poster will be a part of the TPMA September Conference Poster Competition. Please reference the Call for Abstracts Criteria on The abstract and poster should reflect original research pertaining to innovative foot and ankle.

    *All submissions must include CV, Texas Residency program & contact information.

    1) Humanitarian Outreach Award
    • $750 grant
    • Submission deadline: July 1, 2020.
    This award has been given since 2013 and was started in honor of the unlimited support Dr. Don & Nelda Falknor have toward medical missions and charitable outreach on behalf of the profession. A podiatric resident applicant needs to provide 500 word paper in publication form with appropriate references, describing:
    • Why do some deserve your help and others don't.
    • List participation in any charitable outreach including TPMF missions or other projects.
    • Give ONE idea for a future outreach project that would be a good form of "giving back" to the community.
    2) 2020 Memorial Grant: Chronic Pain
    • $1000 grant
    • Submission deadline: July 1, 2020.
    The Memorial Grant is given out of the TPMF Memorial fund which are donations made in memory of a colleague or loved one.
    • Submit a minimum of 500 word paper in publication format with appropriate references, on successful treatment options and outcome for a challenging case on chronic pain syndrome in the lower extremity.
    • It may include review of a case, research or observations.
    3) Alternative Pain Management
    • $750 grant
    • Submission deadline: July 1, 2020.
    • Submit a minimum 500 word paper in publication format with appropriate references on a case study or studies using alternative pain management and successful outcome or effect on lower extremity and podiatry.
    • Papers and Posters must be received by deadlines listed above.
    • Abstract for posters musts be sent to by the deadline noted.
    • All other papers must be sent to the Foundation office listed below or emailed to:
    • Papers must include CV, aame of Texas Residency program & director & contact information with cell phone and email.
    • A W9 will be required for all winners.

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  •     The Texas Podiatric Medical Foundation

    Congratulations to the 2019 Award winners
    presented June 29, 2019

  • Zubeen Mistry, DPM
       Humanitarian Outreach Award

  • Shannon Curran, DPM
       Burnet Memorial Grant

  • John Sessions, DPM
       TPMA Memorial Grant