This inaugural funding will support projects with a specific focus on the investigation of Parkinson's disease (PD) and OT intervention as well as provide a blueprint for future Foundation partnerships.
The mission of Implementation Research Grant program is to improve both individual patient outcomes and overall public health through better use and integration of evidence-based practice. IR grants will study the use of strategies to advance the adoption and integration of evidence-based health interventions into clinical and community settings in order to improve patient outcomes and benefit population health.
The purpose of this grant program is to lay the necessary groundwork for larger intervention studies and support the profession's Centennial Vision of occupational therapy as science-driven and evidence-based.
Health Services Research examines how people get access to health care, how and what care is delivered, the cost of that care, and what happens to patients as a result of receiving or not receiving care. Specifically, HSR is a multidisciplinary field that studies how social factors, financing systems, organization structures and processes, health technologies, and personal behaviors affect access to health care, the quality and costs of health care, and ultimately, the health and well-being of health care consumers.
The Nedra Gillette Endowed Research Fellowship award is in support of a postdoctoral researcher's foundational occupational therapy study into the human condition.
The Dr. Gary Kielhofner Doctoral Research Scholarship in Occupational Therapy will support an occupational therapist doctoral candidate in pursuing their research.
The Bonita Kraft Occupational Therapy Doctoral Student Scholarship will support an occupational therapist doctoral candidate in pursuing research in the areas of mental health and serious mental illness.