Application for Inga-Britt Lindström grant award is open until October 1, 2023.
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 2022
This year the jury considered four applications. The winner of the Grant Award in 2022 is:
Paolo Miguel P. Bulan for the project: Facilitators and Barriers of Managing Academic Occupational Disruption Amid the Pandemic: Development of a Web-based Resource Network for Occupational Therapy Educators in the Philippines.
It is of great importance for a future sustainable development of occupational therapy competence to inform occupational therapy educators on how to support students to minimize disruptions of academic occupations and to mitigate its impact during especially difficult times e.g. pandemics. This project, aiming to develop a web-based resource network for occupational therapy educators in managing academic occupational disruption of their students, is a good example of activities that can be undertaken. The jury appreciates the potential in which the project can inspire other organisations and is looking forward to the result.
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.