When time is of the essence, AOTF launches focused fundraising campaigns to support areas of critical need so the impact of donor giving can begin as soon as possible.
The demand for occupational therapy grows every day; demand for OT services, demand for OT professionals, and demand for OT evidence. To meet this demand, AOTF is committed to advancing the science of OT, supporting research that addresses areas of critical need to the profession and increasing the future resarch workforce.
Now, the Dr. Gary Kielhofner Doctoral Scholarship in Occupational Therapy will assist emerging OT scientists obtain their degrees. This scholarship, the first of its kind, will provide an excelent opportunity to grow the research workforce and help meet the demands on OTs to deliver quality care.
Dr. Gary Kielhofner, DrPH, OTR, FAOTA, was one of the most influential and transformational figures in occupational therapy. Central to Gary's devotion to the science of OT was the development of new research talent. AOTF is pleased to honor Gary's life and legacy with this special scholarship.
AOTF received a special gift in order to make the first award in 2020, the 10th anniversary of Gary’s passing. In order to endow this scholarship and ensure that future annual awards are possible we need your help. Please make a gift to support this special scholarship, honor Gary’s legacy and strengthen the future of the field.
Support Future OT Research Leaders
Congratulations to our Recipients:
2021: Rachelle Brick, University of Pittsburgh, Research Title: Developing a Stakeholder-Driven Cancer Rehabilitation Intervention for Older Adults with Breast Cancer
2020: Dominique Como, University of Southern California Chan Division of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy. Exploring the Occupation of Oral Health in African American Families