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, 2022.

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 international occupational therapy conferences/congresses (e.g. COTEC, WFOT) presenting a development/research projects which contributes to the development of occupational therapy as a profession.
  • Study visits or auscultation in Sweden aimed at gathering extensive knowledge of occupational therapy practice.
  • The project is supposed to benefit occupational therapy in the applicants own country.
  • Your project is supposed to support the development of occupational therapy in the applicant’s native country.

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 2021

This year the jury considered eight applications. The winners of the Grant Award in 2021 are:

Arowolo Olufemi Julius and Ekama Vivian Ginikanwabugo, Nigeria for their project: Effect of religious belief on the compliance with occupational therapy among people living with arthriticcontions in Nigeria.
Motivation: With the objective to evaluate the effects that religious belief may have on the compliance with occupational therapy intervention among people living with arthritic conditions, this project highlight an area of great importance to Occupational therapy practice and research.
Since religious beliefs and spirituality has an important impact on human occupation this project has potential to further develop occupational therapy not only in the applicant’s native country, but also in the rest of the world.

And:

Sidney Muchemwa, Zimbawe for the project: Positioning Occupational Therapists in environmental sustainability and climate change prevention.
Motivation: Climate change is today one of the major treats to human health. Occupational therapists’ competence regarding people’s activity patterns, the relationship between activity and health as well as our input in social planning can contribute and make a difference in the pursuit of sustainable development.
With the objective to create a series of webinars/workshops to strengthen the role of Occupational Therapy in climate change prevention and relationships between Occupational Therapy and environmental sustainability, this project highlight and support the professions contribution to a sustainable development.

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.