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Funding Opportunities

Occupational Therapy in Parkinson’s Disease Intervention

Objective:

This program seeks to fund research to investigate occupational therapy interventions in Parkinson's disease.

The Occupational Therapy in Parkinson’s Disease Intervention Research Program is a collaboration between the American Occupational Therapy Foundation and The Michael J. Fox Foundation. It is open to U.S.-based researchers or credentialed occupational therapists employed at a non-profit organization (public or private). Its purpose is to develop evidence to enhance the delivery of effective occupational therapy to patients, families and caregivers living with Parkinson’s.

What Fits:

Projects must reflect the AOTF’s research priorities, which are:

  • Health behaviors to prevent and manage chronic conditions
  • Functional cognition
  • Safety and injury prevention in home, clinical and community settings
  • Technology and environmental supports in home and community
  • Development and transitions for individuals and families
  • Emotional and physiological influences
  • Family and caregiver needs
  • Health care experience: access, care coordination, utilization
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