AOTF & MJFF Occupational Therapy in Parkinson’s Disease Intervention Research Grant

AOTF MJFF GrantIn 2020, the American Occupational Therapy Foundation and The Michael J. Fox Foundation (MJFF) for Parkinson's Research partnered to offer a two-year $100,000 intervention research grant. 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. We encourage qualified OT researchers to apply. 

American Occupational Therapy Foundation (AOTF) awards Intervention Research Grants (IRG) as part of its mission to advance the science of occupational therapy to support people's full participation in meaningful life activities.

2021 Recipient

Katrina Long OTR/L, EdD, MS, BA, San Jose State University
Pre-Active PD: a randomized control trial pilot study to improve self-management of PA routines in adults with early stage Parkinson’s Disease
Mentor: Lori Quinn
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Timeline for 2020 AOTF/MJFF Grant

February 2020

  • RFA and award guidelines are posted on AOTF website.
  • Review the research priorities, objectives, approaches, and eligibility criteria found in the RFA.
  • Review award guidelines.
  • Develop the initial framework for a Letter of Intent and an application.

March 2020

  • March 30- Online submission site for Letter of Intent open

May 2020

  • May 15, 11:59 p.m. PST- Online submission site for Letter of Intent deadline.

July 2020 

  • July 31- Invitations to submit an application are extended to principal investigators who meet eligibility criteria and whose LOI is accepted. Invitees can begin application.

November 2020

  • Nov. 30, 11:59 a.m. PST- Application deadline.

February 2021

  • Summary statements and award notifications are sent to applicants.