Application for Inga-Britt Lindström grant award is open until October 1, 2024.
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 2023
This year the jury considered four applications. The winner of the Grant Award in 2023 is:
Elizabeth Achieng Andare, for the project: How Somali refugees with disabilities living in the Dadaab refugee camp experience occupational disruption from an occupational and intersectional perspective; a Short-term Ethnography study
Refugees face serious occupational disruptions when they are forced adapt to physical, social, economic, and cultural values different from their own. So far, it has been a limited attention in research on occupational disruptions experienced by refugees with disabilities living in refugee camps.
This is important knowledge that needs to be developed for occupational therapist to meet our professional responsibility for occupational justice. In order to fill this gap the jury of the Inga-Britt Lindström Grant Award would like to support the project, How Somali refugees with disabilities living in the Dadaab refugee camp experience occupational disruption from an occupational and intersectional perspective; a Short-term Ethnography study, aiming to describe the occupational injustice that refugees with disabilities faces.
An abstract has been submitted to Occupational Therapy Europe Congress in Krakow 2024. The jury wants to support the applicant's participation in the Congress in Krakow 2024 if the abstract will be accepted.
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.