The AOTF&MJFF Occupational Therapy in Parkinson’s Disease Research Grant.
The AOTF/ Michael J. Fox Foundation (MJFF) grant will be available to an occupational therapist researcher serving as the principal investigator for development of preliminary evidence as well as provide pilot data for subsequent larger research projects. The goal of the study is to grow the data in need and strengthen the evidence for OT in Parkinson’s Disease by asking clinically relevant questions that advance the delivery of OT. This Intervention Research Grant (IRG) is targeted to principal investigators who do not currently have substantial extramural research awards as an independent principal investigator (e.g., NIH, R01, PCORI, Research Program Project Grant, Veterans Administration Merit Award, and Field-Initiated Project). Typically, the principal investigator (PI) will have a funding history associated with early stage, emerging, or early mid-career investigators that may include small research grants and training-related or mentored career awards. The PI must also have a commitment from an experienced research mentor who has an established record of substantial extramural grant funding, peer-reviewed publications, and supervision and mentoring of researchers.