Research Grants

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

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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, 2021

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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, 2021

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/63007-Canadian-Occupational-Therapy-Foundation

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

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 2021, the research grant honours Professor Nancy Pollock, an occupational therapy faculty member who retired from McMaster University in 2019, and sadly passed away in 2020.

This research grant is offered based on a contribution from the McMaster Legacy Fund along with an additional generous donation in her memory by members of Nancy’s family.

 

Nancy made many contributions to the occupational therapy profession. She graduated from Queen’s University and subsequently worked in Calgary. She left there to complete her Master’s degree at McGill University, then joined McMaster University and the children’s rehabilitation community in the Hamilton area. Nancy’s dedication to promoting participation in occupations for children was at the core of her work. She made important contributions by working as a clinician part-time while simultaneously engaging in teaching over 1000 student occupational therapists and participating in research. The following words pay tribute to Nancy’s research contributions, shared by Mary Law: “Although Nancy always said she was not a researcher – we know that was not true. She was an integral member of the team that developed the Canadian Occupational Performance Measure, an outcome measure for OT now translated into 35 languages and used in over 60 countries. As a member of the Partnering for Change research team, Nancy’s clinical wisdom was critical to the relevance and uptake of this innovative model of occupational therapy service in schools.”

 

In her honour and at her request, the McMaster University Legacy fund this year will be directed to a research project that focuses on any topic in the area of Paediatric Occupational Therapy with School- Based Practice and pilot data collection preferred.

 

 
 
 check Deadline: February 28, 2021

New 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, 2021

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