Research Grants

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

NEW RESEARCH GRANT FOR 2020: Broda 2020 Excellence in Seating Research Project ($15,000)

Launched in 2020, the Broda 2020 Excellence in Seating Research Project is an externally funded project that responds to the research needs of Broda.

Objectives:

  • Demonstrate Care Benefits with Utilization of Tilt Wheelchairs in Long-Term Care.
  • Demonstrate Care Benefits of Pressure Reduction Wheelchairs (avoiding pressure injuries).
  • Compare Care Efficacy of Tilt Wheelchairs vs. Standard Sling Back Wheelchair and / or Geriatric Chair Seating.
  • Compare Care Efficacy of Broda’s Comfort Tension Seating to Wheelchair Cushions, Basic Padding and Sling Back Wheelchair Seats.
  • Other topics relating to seating and positioning wheelchairs and long-term care will be considered.

Please click on the link to apply. 
https://app.smarterselect.com/programs/63011-Canadian-Occupational-Therapy-Foundation 

check Deadline: February 28, 2020

 

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 to apply.
https://app.smarterselect.com/programs/63209-Canadian-Occupational-Therapy-Foundation

check Deadline: February 28, 2020

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 link to apply. 
https://app.smarterselect.com/programs/63009-Canadian-Occupational-Therapy-Foundation

check Deadline: February 28, 2020

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, 2020 (offered even year only)

McMaster Legacy Grant to Honour Sue Baptiste

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 2020, the $2,000 research grant honours Professor Sue Baptiste, an occupational therapy faculty member who retired from McMaster University in December 2017.
 
Sue made (and continues to make) substantial contributions to the occupational therapy profession. She graduated from St. Andrew’s School of Occupational Therapy in England, and came to Canada in 1968. She made a mark as a clinical occupational therapists working with people with various conditions, but with a specific interest in working with people with chornic pain. She held leadership positions at Chedoke-McMaster Hospitals, with McMaster University’s Occupational Therapy Program, and as a volunteer leader with the Ontario Society of Occupational Therapists, the Canadian Association of Occupational Therapists, and most recently as Vice President of the World Federation of Occupational Therapists. In 1988, she delivered the Muriel Driver Lectureship, which was titled: Culture, Activity and Chronic Pain. Sue has had long-standing interests in education, and culture, and how those intersect. She has provided consultations to universities around the globe including Colombia, China, Malta, Moldova to name a few!
 
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 Cultural applications of occupational therapy in theory, practice and/or application. 
 
 check Deadline: February 28, 2020

Stay Tuned for a New COTF Research on Education Grant!

COTF is working to launch a new research grant – COTF’s Research on Education Grant. The 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 a broad area which could include professional education, continuing education, professional development, fieldwork education, practice-based education, or other educational research relevant to occupational therapy. If you wish to donate, please go to www.cotfcanada.org and click on  DONATE TODAY. The grant will be launched when we have raised sufficient funds so stay tuned! 

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