Introducing the Dr. Gary Kielhofner Doctoral Research Scholarship in Occupational Therapy. This scholarship is awarded to research doctoral students and is central to both AOTF's mission and Dr. Kielhofner's work in the development of new research talent in occupational therapy.  Application deadline is October 1.   

AOTF is proud to announce that OTJR: Occupation, Participation and Health's Journal Impact Factor for 2018 is 1.234. The five-year impact factor is 1.478.  Congratulations to the OTJR editorial staff lead by the Editor-in-Chief Dr. Sherrilene Classen. Read more about AOTF's peer-reviewed research journal.

Read the June edition of Research Resources for information on Health Disparities, Inclusion, and Underserved Populations as well as the monthly lists of conferences, grant funding, post-doc opportunities.

Join the AOTF team as Office Assistant. Job description and application information here. 

The Spring issue of PTE Scroll & Pen is now available.

Where you there?  Breakfast with a Scholar and State of the Science photos are now on the website. AOTF has books by this year's scholar -- Alan Hobson -- available.  Email aotf@aotf.org if you are interested. 

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Dr. Gary Kielhofner Doctoral Research Scholarship in Occupational Therapy is now open

Research doctoral students are eligible for this scholarship honoring the legacy of Dr. Gary Kielhofner. Application deadline is October 1.

2020 Nedra Gillette Endowed Research Fellowship Application is now open

This fellowship is awarded to a post doc doing foundational occupational therapy study into the human condition.  Application deadline: October 1.

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One way AOTF fulfills its mission of advancing the science of occupational therapy is by honoring researchers through its awards.  For the first time in 2020, the Early-Career Research Excellence Award will be given to recognize and support investigators who are contributing and have promise to advance knowledge in the field of occupational therapy. Read about all of the AOTF Awards on the Awards and Honors page

Annual Reports

Read about AOTF's accomplishments, programs, and events in our Annual Reports. Click here.

AOTF Events at the AOTA Annual Conference

Every year, AOTF sponsors events at the AOTA Annual Conference including our signature event -- Breakfast with a Scholar.  Watch this page for the 2020 schedule. Read more.

About AOTF

Since 1965,  AOTF has been Building Evidence to Improve Practice and Health by supporting research into occupational therapy including funding some of the vital studies behind the profession.  Learn AOTF's history of advancing the science and its current Vision, Mission, and Strategic Plan.  Read more.

Links to Funding Resources

AOTF provides links to funding sources for the occupational therapy community. Read more.


Supporting research in occupational therapy through grants has been the cornerstone of the AOTF's mission since it's creation in 1965.  AOTF now funds two grant programs, the Intervention Research Grant and the Health Services Research grant programs.  The 2020 grant cycle will open this summer.  Check back for the updated RFPs and timelines in August. The 2019-2020 Intervention Research Grant and the Health Services Research Award Guidelines are now on their respective pages. 

Recognizing Sponsors

AOTF would not be able to do all that we do without the support of individual, corporation, and university sponsors. Read more. 

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