APPLICATION DEADLINE: April 1 of each year
ELIGIBILITYThe Applicant must be one of the following:
- graduate of the Department of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy (OS&OT) at the University of Toronto, or
- faculty member in the Department of OS&OT (staff or status-appointed), or
- student in the Department of OS&OT, or
- student in the Rehabilitation Sciences Institute who is either an occupational therapist or is working under the supervision of a faculty member in the Department of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy, or
- post-doctoral fellow working under the supervision of a faculty member in the Department (staff or status-appointed)
- Co-applicants need not be affiliated with the Department or with the University of Toronto.
- Researchers and Clinicians affiliated with GIPPEC (Global Institute of Psychosocial, Palliative and End-of-Life Care) are encouraged to apply.
APPLICATION GUIDELINESPlease submit you application online: Judith Friedland Fund Application Form
- Application materials must be in PDF format
- You must name your files in the following manner in order for your application to be considered: “Lastname_JF2021_[documenttype]”. For example: ” Frydman_JF2021_ProjectDescription” or “Frydman_JF2021_Budget”
Formatting: 8 ½ x 11, single spaced, 12-pt font, 1-inch margin on all sides
Applications should include the following, as appropriate, considering the nature of the submission:
- Description of proposed project: one page, excluding references, using the following headings: Background and relevance of research; Research question and objectives; Methods; Plans for dissemination, knowledge transfer
- Full budget with justification for each item
- Appendices including questionnaires, interview guides, or data collection forms, etc.
- Curriculum vitae of principal investigator, or the faculty supervisor if applicant is a student
- Description of research team and why they are appropriate for the grant (250 words)
- Signatures of all applicants on the submission, attesting to their agreement with it, provided on a separate page
- Letters of support only if they are absolutely essential to the project
The Department of OS&OT’s Research Committee will evaluate the merit and feasibility of the proposed research. The Committee’s decision will be made by May 31. Submissions will be judged on the following criteria:
- Potential for the project to add to the knowledge base in the field, or disseminate existing knowledge
- Quality of proposal
- Feasibility of completing the project within the proposed budget
- Appropriateness of the research team
Release of Funds
For studies involving human participants, no funds will be released until approval by the University of Toronto Research Ethics Board and/or other research institute/hospital Research Ethics Board has/have been received. Please send a copy of your research ethics approval letter to Dayna Frydman, Research Services Coordinator: firstname.lastname@example.org.
- A written report must be submitted to the Research Services Coordinator within three months following completion of the funding period.
- The written report shall be a one-page summary of the work completed, preliminary findings, and a list of completed or planned dissemination activities
- Recipients must acknowledge The Judith Friedland Fund in all publications or presentations of their work stemming from this award.