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Awards and Honors for Research

Every year, AOTF bestows awards and honors to individuals, agencies, businesses and /or other organizations that contribute time, energy, and support to the fulfillment of the mission, goals, and objectives of AOTF. The awards are presented at the AOTA/AOTF Awards Ceremony at the AOTA Annual Conference each year. 

Nominations now open for 2023 Early/Mid-Career,  Virginia Scardina and A. Jean Ayres Awards! Submit a colleague or yourself by Sept. 6, 2022.

View 2022 AOTF Awardee SpeechesView full list of AOTF awardees.

A. Jean Ayres Award

A. Jean Ayres Award

A. Jean Ayres Award (Est. 1998)- recognizes up to two occupational therapy clinicians, educators, and researchers each year who have demonstrated sustained commitment to the application, dissemination, development, or testing of theory in occupational therapy.

Awards And Honors For Leadership And Service

Leadership Service Commendation

Leadership Service Commendation

Leadership Service Commendation (Est. 1999)- recognizes the outstanding service of retiring members of the AOTF Board of Trustees, life members, or members of the Foundation's committees or councils who contributed their time, energies, and support to the fulfillment of the Foundation's mission, goals, and objectives. 

Meritorious Service Award

Meritorious Service Award

Meritorious Service Award (Est. 1984) - recognizes retiring and incumbent members of the AOTF Board of Trustees who have made sustained and exemplary contributions in support of the Foundation's mission.

Certificate of Appreciation

Certificate of Appreciation

Certificate of Appreciation (Est. 1979)- recognizes the outstanding service of those external to the Foundation who have contributed significantly to the fulfillment of the Foundation's mission, goals, and objectives.

Fred Sammons Volunteer Recognition Award

Fred Sammons Volunteer Recognition Award

Fred Sammons Volunteer Recognition Award (Est. 2017)- recognizes volunteers who have demonstrated generous selfless service to AOTF and the advancement of occupational science through achievements, accomplishments, or service. The award is given in honor of Fred Sammons, whose career-long commitment to volunteerism helped support and advance the mission of AOTF.