To mark the Elizabeth Casson Trust’s 75th anniversary, the trustees have created the Elizabeth Casson Fellowship to celebrate the pioneering spirit of Dr Elizabeth Casson.
The Fellowship is a unique opportunity to embark on a substantial project that has the potential to further the profession in a significant and impactful way.
We hope that this opportunity will inspire an Occupational Therapist to be bold and innovative in Elizabeth’s name.
In the spirit of innovation and being bold, you can choose the project you would like to do. All that we ask is that it aligns with the Trust’s values of inclusivity, innovation and measured risk taking, and with our strategic intentions and projects. You may want to extend a project that the Elizabeth Casson Trust already offers or you may want to ‘plug a gap’ in our current offerings to occupational therapists and the profession.
The outcome of the project must deliver a tangible ‘product’ that has the potential to strategically strengthen the profession and create impact. It is envisaged that it will follow Elizabeth Casson’s leadership in pioneering and innovative work to advance the profession.
It is not anticipated that this will be a research project. Applicants looking for research funding should watch for our annual research call issued in February.
The Fellowship will offer an occupational therapist the opportunity to personally develop across the pillars of practice, grow in confidence and gain a stronger voice, becoming an impactful leader of the future. We will offer expert mentoring to support the Fellow, and network opportunities with leaders and influencers in our profession and beyond.
The Fellowship is open to UK based occupational therapists qualified for a minimum of 5-years. We welcome applicants from all areas of practice. You can design the Fellowship model – when and how the project is undertaken – but we ask that it takes no more than 2-years to complete, including delivery of any ‘product’ that will bring about change and impact.
It should be noted that the Elizabeth Casson Trust is a virtual organisation therefore you will deliver the project from your own location.
The funding for the Fellowship will be approved based on the project proposal, resources and time required. Our aim is that all project-related costs will be covered.