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.

Applications for the 2019 SSO:USA Student Research Grant in Occupational Science are now being accepted. The deadline is April 30th, 2019 (11:59pm PST). See the Request for Proposals for more information, and submit your grant application by clicking the red button below. You will be required to login as an SSO:USA member. Awardees will be notified in Summer 2019.


Submit Application Here


For questions about the student research grant, please contact Rebecca Aldrich ([email protected]) or Kendra Heatwole Shank at ([email protected]).


Past Grant Recipients:


Lucía Floríndez ($1500) -- Exploring In-Home Oral Health Practices Among Latino Families with typically developing children or children with Autism (University of Southern California)



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)