Research Grants

Applicants may submit information in French, though the forms are in English as COTF has bilingual Review Committee Members.

https://app.smarterselect.com/programs/79995-Canadian-Occupational-Therapy-Foundation

 

COTF Innovation Research Grant ($10,000)

 

Awarded to individual or student who has been sponsored by an employer or educational institution to pursue research directly applicable to the practice of client-centred occupational therapy.

 

Please click on the link above to apply.

check Deadline: February 28, 2022

https://app.smarterselect.com/programs/80016-Canadian-Occupational-Therapy-Foundation

COTF Innovation Research Grant ($5,000)

Awarded to individual or student who has been sponsored by an employer or educational institution to pursue research directly applicable to the practice of client-centred occupational therapy.

Please click on the above link to apply.

check Deadline: February 28, 2022

Isobel Robinson Historical Research Grant ($2,000)

Established in 2004. Awarded every two years to individual, life or student undertaking historical research on some aspect of occupational therapy.

Please click on the link to apply.

https://app.smarterselect.com/programs/79997-Canadian-Occupational-Therapy-Foundation

check Deadline: February 28, 2022 (offered even year only)

https://app.smarterselect.com/programs/80022-Canadian-Occupational-Therapy-Foundation

McMaster Legacy Grant $10,000

This award was launched in 2015 from the McMaster Legacy Fund, which is in honour of retirees from the McMaster University Occupational Therapy program.

In 2022, the $10,000 research grant honours Dr. Cheryl Missiuna, an occupational therapy faculty member who retired from McMaster University in 2019.

This research grant is offered based on a contribution from the McMaster Legacy Fund, along with an additional generous donation by the Rowe and Missiuna families.
 
Cheryl made many contributions to the occupational therapy profession. She graduated from the University of Western Ontario’s occupational therapy program and completed graduate studies at the University of Calgary and University of Toronto. She worked clinically in Ontario and Western Canada and joined McMaster in January 1993, achieving tenure in 2005 and full professorship in 2010. Cheryl’s research career was very successful, holding more than $12 million dollars in grant funding, acting as Director of the world-renowned CanChild Centre for Childhood Disability Research from 2006-2014, and holding the John and Margaret Lillie Chair in Childhood Disability Research. She received multiple awards and fellowships from provincial, national and international organizations and several honours recognizing the excellence of her work and its impact on the field. Her focus was (and continues to be in her role as Professor Emeritus) on the provision of the best possible service for children and families, in particular children with Developmental Coordination Disorder (DCD). She played a lead role in the development of the Cognitive Orientation to Occupational Performance (CO-OP) model, as well as a model for service provision in schools called Partnering for Change (P4C) which is facilitating equal access to services, eliminating wait lists and building capacity in families and teachers. Throughout her career at McMaster, Cheryl also provided significant educational contributions to students – both in the area of peadiatrics, but also in understanding and applying theory in practice. She supervised innumerable trainees at the masters, PhD and post-doctoral level.

 
In her honour and at her request, the McMaster University Legacy fund this year will be directed to a research project that focuses on anything related to occupational therapy services with children with DCD and/or occupational therapy services delivered in school settings (including preschool and secondary school)

 

 

 

 
 


 

 check Deadline: February 28, 2022

https://app.smarterselect.com/programs/80019-Canadian-Occupational-Therapy-Foundation

COTF Research on Education Grant! $3,000

The COTF Research on Education grant will be awarded to an occupational therapy academic or clinician researcher or research team or an occupational therapy graduate student whose focus is research on education. Education is broadly conceived and includes professional education, continuing education, professional development, fieldwork education, practice-based learning, or other domains of education relevant to occupational therapy. Research topics must be clearly linked to the advancement of education related knowledge in occupational therapy. Examples of topics (non-exhaustive) situated in the field of occupational therapy might include:

  • Education about systemic injustice, equity, ethics, decolonizing and indigenizing education
  • Accessibility and Accommodations in education and practice
  • On-line teaching, technology, and learning
  • Telehealth and virtual therapy
  • Fieldwork education
  • Innovations in pedagogy, assessment, and curricular design
  • Service-user involvement, patient education
  • Collaborative education: communities of practice, peer mentorship, interprofessional education
  • Arts and humanities in professional education and practice
  • Competency-based education
  • Evidence-informed approaches to education

 check Deadline: February 28, 2022

https://app.smarterselect.com/programs/80019-Canadian-Occupational-Therapy-Foundation

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