OSOT Research Fund 

The OSOT Research Fund (OSOTRF) was created in 1982 to support the development of occupational therapy research in Ontario and to promote the dissemination of knowledge gained through OT research. A member supported Fund, the financial resources of the OSOTRF enable the Society to offer a Research Grants Program to promote OT research that will contribute to evidence-based clinical excellence and effective promotion of OT services within Ontario’s health care system. 

History of the OSOTRF and its research grants.   

Support OT Research in Ontario - Make a Donation to the OSOTRF

The OSOT Research Fund is supported by donations of members and supporters - count yourself amongst these important contributors to OT research in Ontario! The OSOT Research Fund is administered by the Canadian Occupational Therapy Foundation (COTF), a registered Canadian charity. Your donation to the OSOTRF will be recognized with a tax receipt.

To donate to the OSOTRF, select "Provincial Research Fund - OSOT" in the drop down box.

OSOT Research Fund Grant Program

The OSOTRF offers two annual research grants:

OSOTRF Occupational Therapy Research Grant

  • An annual grant of up to $1,000 to support original research that will provide an evidence base for clinical and/or practice related issues.
  • Focused on support of OT clinician researchers
  • Program details and application materials (PDF)

OSOTRF Strategic Priorities Research Grant - NEW!  INCREASED TO $10,000 FOR 2017

  • An annual grant of up to $10,000 (in 2017) to support clinical research that promotes the positioning and evolution of occupational therapy practice in Ontario and addresses policy and practice priorities identified by the OSOT Board of Directors.
  • Strategic priorities are identified by the Board of Directors by December of each year.
  • Program details and application materials (PDF)
OSOTRF Grant Application Procedures
  • OSOT members in good standing who are registered with the College of Occupational Therapists of Ontario are eligible to apply.
  • The annual application deadline is May 1st
OSOT Research Fund Grant Recipients