Awarded on each odd year to an occupational therapist for activities that enhance the practice of occupational therapy in mental health. The value of the award is $1,000.
Deadline: October 1, 2023 (every odd year)
Janice Hines Memorial Award
Awarded annually to an occupational therapist for an activity, which supports the transfer of knowledge of best practices in paediatric occupational therapy. The value of the award is $1,000.
Deadline: October 1 annually.
COTF Future Scholar Award
The COTF Future Scholar Award was introduced in 2008 in celebration of COTF’s 25th anniversary. The award is sponsored by COTF. Each academic institution that is interested in the award must contact firstname.lastname@example.org by December 31 each year to inform COTF of its interest.
The award is for Master’s professional students where the accent would be on research in the professional program. The award is for potential in research. The faculty at the given academic institution would be responsible for choosing the student(s) who has/have potential for capital R research, but is/are currently engaged in small r research. COTF will send a cheque for $100 in the name of the academic institution. It is the responsibility of the academic institution to issue a cheque to the student(s).
The award should be presented at an event, such as an awards ceremony, where COTF would receive recognition. Each academic institution must provide COTF with the name of the winning student(s) and photo(s) no later than December 31. COTF will send a PDF of a certificate that can be printed for presentation to the student(s). Cheques will be mailed to the academic institutions in January or February of the following year.
Deadline: December 31 annually.
(please contact the provinces directly for more and up to date information)
1. CAOT-BC Awards
CAOT-BC Research & Education Grant : https://caot.ca/site/rc/researcheducgrant?nav=sidebar
This annual grant supports CAOT-BC members to present occupational therapy research and/or education at either the CAOT national conference or other related conferences. It is open to all CAOT-BC members with the goal of supporting the growth of evidence on occupational therapy and occupational science.
Applications area accepted annually between February 15 and May 31.
CAOT-BC Dianna Mah-Jones Memorial Grant for Innovation : https://www.caot.ca/site/rc/aboutcaotbc/awards/dmjgrant?nav=sidebar
This annual grant supports CAOT-BC members to participate in continuing education that will enable them to gain skills, knowledge, and competence to deliver innovative direct client care. Established in memory of Dianna Mah-Jones, who was a creative and tireless advocate and activist for innovation and excellence in client care, this grant can be used towards registration fees to any course, workshop, conference, or other educational session that is relevant to the applicant’s area of practice.
Applications are accepted annually between February 15 and May 31.
Please visit the above link to view SAOT policies and for further information
SAOT/COTF Continuing Education Bursary
The SAOT Continuing Education Bursary provides funding to support the occupational therapy community in Alberta to further enhance evidence-informed practice in client care by supporting engagement in education and skill development.
The SAOT Continuing Education Bursary is an annual grant of up to $500 to support SAOT paid members to participate in continuing education that will enable them to gain skills, knowledge, and competence to deliver excellence in direct client care. This grant can be used toward registration fees and related travel expenses for a course, workshop, or other educational session that is relevant to the applicant’s area of practice. Conferences are not eligible.
The number of awards is based on the number of completed applications received, and up to six will be awarded using the Google Random Number Generator.
2023 exception: applications will be accepted from November 1, 2023 to November 30, 2023
Up to six (6) grants may be awarded each calendar year. Applications are accepted annually between January 1 and March 31 (note 2023 exception above).
The application submission form will open November 1, 2023. Please review the Policy document for details on what your application will need to include.
SAOT/COTF Research Grant
The SAOT/COTF Research Grant provides funding to promote the growth of the occupational therapy profession in Alberta through original research that contributes to evidence-based clinical practice.
The SAOT/COTF Research Grant is an annual grant of up to $3,000. Successful research projects will be directly applicable to occupational therapy science and/or occupational therapy practice, and will be original and pertinent within the Alberta context.
Up to one grant will be awarded each year.
The deadline for application submission is February 28 of each year. Applications are accepted annually between January 1 and February 28.
The application submission form will open January 1, 2024. Please review the Policy document for details on what your application will need to include.
MSOT Research Fund Presentation Award:
To provide funding to support the presentation of original clinical/research findings by occupational therapists who are presenting at a national or international scientific meeting. One award of up to a maximum of $500.00 is available annually.
Deadline: 2nd Monday in January annually.
MSOT Mary Judd Research Application:
Awarded annually to members of MSOT for research on occupational performance and occupational therapy.
Deadline: 1st Monday of November annually.
The Ontario Society of Occupational Therapists Research Fund (OSOTRF) is the research fund of the members of the Ontario Society of Occupational Therapists. Established to both promote and support occupational therapy research in Ontario, the OSOTRF Grants Program now funds two annual research grants.
The Occupational Therapy Research Grant (up to $1000) supports original research to provide an evidence base for clinical or practice related issues with a focus on support of occupational therapist clinician-researchers.
The OSOT Strategic Priorities Research Grant (up to $10,000 in 2021) encourages and contributes to the growth of clinical research in occupational therapy that supports the positioning and evolution of practice in Ontario, addressing policy and practice priorities and the economic impact of occupational therapy.
In 2021 priority will be given to projects that seek to provide evidence of the value of occupational therapy to clients, families/caregivers, and the health care system particularly as this relates to one of the following priority themes;
- integrated care models
- mental health and addictions
- frail seniors
- seniors with complex medical conditions
- palliative care
- autism spectrum disorder
- health equity within diverse populations
Researchers are advised to be specific about how their project addresses these priorities and are asked to demonstrate in their proposal how their work might be leveraged to have the largest impact possible.
OSOT Research Fund . The OSOT Research Fund (OSOTRF) was created in 1982 to support the development of occupational therapy research in Ontario and to promote the dissemination of knowledge gained through OT research.
5. COTF-NBAOT Scholarship Award
*Applications due by August 1
The COTF-NBAOT Scholarship Award will be given to three NBAOT members who offer an OT-related presentation between September 1- November 30. An award of $200 will be offered to the top 3 applications based on relevance to OT and quality of the proposal. Any type of presentation may be considered – Lunch and Learn, poster, etc.
Please provide the following to email@example.com by August 1:
- Mailing Address
- Email Address
- Title and Brief Description of Presentation (approx. 100 words)
Winners will be notified by email by August 15.