Inga-Britt Lindström Grant Award

The Swedish Association of Occupational Therapists has established a grant award in the name of Inga-Britt Lindström to recognize her long commitment and unwavering effort as the president of the Swedish Association of Occupational Therapists from 1978 until 2008.

Application

Application for Inga-Britt Lindström grant award is open until October 1, 2019.

About the grant

The Swedish Association of Occupational Therapists invites applications from foreign occupational therapists and occupational therapy students. The purpose of the grant is to support the development of occupational therapy in the applicant’s native country. The maximum amount of the grant is 10 000 Swedish kronor (SEK).

The grant is offered to individuals or teams from countries where occupational therapy is under development and countries listed as low- or lower-middle-income economics, according to the World Bank List.

The grant is anticipated to be used to supplement in part the costs associated with activities such as:

  • participation in occupational therapy workshops, seminars, conferences or congresses in Sweden,
  • study visits or auscultation in Sweden aimed at gathering extensive knowledge of occupational therapy practice,
  • studies in Sweden at the doctorate or masters level related to research and education in occupational therapy,
  • presenting an abstract at COTEC or WFOT congresses.

Duration of grant period

The activity/project should be carried out during the year after the award is pronounced.

Please see the application form for complete terms. 

Winner of 2019

This year the jury considered seven applications. The winner of the Grant Award in 2018 is:

Erastus Shuma for the project New Innovation in splinting the obstetric brachial plexus injury (Extended Erb’s Palsy) using dynamic splinting protocol. He is awarded with 1 500 USD.

Background

The Swedish Association of Occupational Therapists has established a grant award in the name of Inga-Britt Lindström to recognize her long commitment and unwavering effort as the president of the Swedish Association of Occupational Therapists from 1978 until 2008. During this time, Inga-Britt Lindström has promoted occupational therapy – the development of teaching, research and clinical practice – with great dedication in Sweden and throughout the world. The award foundation is based upon annual allocations from The Swedish Association of Occupational Therapists as well as contributions from individual The Swedish Association of Occupational Therapists members and other interests in Sweden.