In 2015 The Elizabeth Casson Trust agreed its strategic intentions including the specific intention to support the development, implementation and adoption of occupationally-focussed research evidence in practice, demonstrating the unique of occupational therapists and occupational therapy.
This strategic intention feeds into the wider ambition of the Elizabeth Casson Trust to provide funding opportunities to support occupational therapists by facilitating environments that deliver quality research, leadership and business training and skills development.
From this flow the following objectives:
To this end, the Trust will support the funding of research grants ranging of £25,000 to £200,000 for individuals or groups of researchers. The aim will be to develop and deliver occupational therapy research on priority areas as identified by WFOT and RCOT/ JLA (priorities in development) and to build capacity in evidence generation & knowledge mobilisation such that occupational therapists will use the evidence overtly in day to day practice.
£500,000 will be invested against this strategic intention from 2015-2020.Research Funding Call Opens