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The Foundation’s Focus on Research

It is the policy of the Marian Chace Foundation to award grants in support of educational, scientific and literary projects that contribute to the body of knowledge of dance/movement therapy and are congruent with the mission of the Foundation. The amount of such grants is determined each year at the discretion of the Trustees based upon available funds and the nature of the project. Most grants are funded up to $4.000.

An important focus of MCF is the support of research projects to better understand the process of dance/movement therapy with a variety of populations. Grants are made possible through donations to the Foundation and have been awarded for a variety of research projects. A sampling of studies include:

  • Dance/Movement Therapy with Groups of Outpatients with Parkinson’s Disease
  • A Study of the Use of Dance/Movement Therapy in the Psychological Adaptation of Breast Cancer
  • Development of a Standardized Assessment for Use in Rehabilitation Settings: Functional Assessment of Movement and Perception
  • Dance/Movement Therapy with Older Adults who have Sustained Neurological Insult (with major funding also coming from the Administration on Aging)
  • Testing the Effectiveness of a Dance/Movement Therapy Violence Prevention Program with a Multicultural Population
  • Dance/Movement Therapy with Breast Cancer Survivors (Video)

Useful resources: ADTA Research Committee