SSO:USA Student Research Grant

SSO:USA’s mission is to facilitate high quality scholarship and a dynamic exchange of ideas that support the discipline of occupational science. To support this mission, it is the goal of SSO:USA to fund student grant proposals that demonstrate direct relevance to at least one of the following priorities:

  1. Expands the knowledge of occupation;
  2. Fosters an understanding of the fundamental nature of occupation relative to health and well-being;
  3. Explores innovative methods to study occupation;
  4. Explores the interrelationship of the discipline of occupational science and other disciplines and professions, including but not limited to occupational therapy.

The 2018 SSO:USA Student Research Grant in Occupational Science request for proposals is now available! You can access the RFP, submission instructions, and application via the links below.

Student Research Grant RFP

Student Research Grant Application

You will be required to create an account and join the society prior to submitting your proposal, if you have not already done so.

Proposals due April 30th at 11:59pm PST.


Past Grant Recipients:


Jason Wong ($1500) -- Preparing youth with autism spectrum disorder to transition to employment (Boston University)



Carol Haywood ($600) -- Understanding Daily Living and Participation from the Perspectives of Adolescents and Young Adults with a Spinal Cord Injury (University of Southern California)

Brittany St. John ($450) -- Exploring Health Promoting Occupations Through Photovoice for People with Intellectual Disabilities (University of Wisconsin-Madison)

Lisette Farias ($450) -- Promoting critical dialogue to advance occupational science and therapy toward social justice goals (University of Western Ontario)



Caroline McCarty ($1500) -- Occupations of Families Who Adopt from Foster Care (University of North Carolina)