AOTA and AOTF are pleased to announce the fourth annual Summer Institute of Future Scientists in Occupational Therapy. The program will introduce select students to a career in research, connect them with mentors in the occupational therapy scientific community, and immerse them in a research-focused professional experience, the Occupational Therapy Summit of Scholars at the Medical University of South Carolina. Applications for the 2020 Summer Institute will open Fall 2019. Learn more about the program and application process.
Purpose of the Institute
The purpose of the Institute is threefold:
- To identify potential scientists in entry-level education programs
- To connect potential entry-level scientists with mentors in the occupational therapy scientific community
- To develop a peer network.
Who is Invited?
A cohort of entry-level students will be selected to participate in the 1-day Institute on June 20, 2019 and the 2-day Occupational Therapy Summit of Scholars on June 21-22, 2019. The facilitators and mentors of the Institute will be composed of faculty and doctoral/post-doctoral students from established research programs around the nation. Selected students will earn a scholarship that will cover economy flights, ground transportation, and hotel (shared with another student). Breakfast and lunch will be provided. Selected participants are expected to arrive on Wednesday, June 19, 2019, to be ready for the Institute the following morning.
- To apply, you must be a current student in occupational therapy with an interest in science and research in the field of occupational therapy.
- The intent of the program is to train and mentor future occupational therapy scientific researchers who may have limited exposure to research opportunities at their current institution, therefore, students attending research intensive institutions and/or institutions with a heavy research mission are not eligible (e.g., DRU-VH Carnegie Classification). If you are unsure of your eligibility, email firstname.lastname@example.org. Final decision as to eligibility rests with the OT Summit of Scholars Selection Committee.