A £1000 award open to OTs and OT students has been launched by Cosyfeet, the UK’s specialist manufacturer of extra roomy footwear. The Cosyfeet Occupational Therapy Award is open to any qualified OT or OT student planning to undertake voluntary work, a work placement or research, either in the UK or abroad. The winner’s application should demonstrate that their chosen project will develop their professional knowledge and skills while benefitting others.
With 2017 its inaugural year, The Cosyfeet Occupational Therapy Award will be made to one successful applicant. Any OT student or practising OT is qualified to enter. Whether you are planning to volunteer in the UK or abroad, you are a student undertaking a work placement as part of your professional studies, or if you have plans to undertake research within the field of Occupational Therapy, you are eligible to apply.
The £1000 award will be granted to an applicant who can show that their planned project will be of benefit to them in a continuing professional development capacity, and will also be of benefit to others. The funding is designed to assist with costs associated with the applicant’s selected project, which could include expenses for equipment, travel or living.
Cosyfeet specialise in making extra roomy footwear, socks and hosiery, designed to fit people with extra wide or swollen feet. As a company they care passionately about falls prevention, and ensure that their range includes a selection of styles that provide excellent support to the foot and a secure, adjustable fit. Their goal is to help keep people independently mobile for as long as possible by providing good footwear to fit swollen and misshapen feet in comfort.
If you would like to apply for the Cosyfeet Occupational Therapy Award, visit http://www.cosyfeet.com/otaward for further information and enter online before the closing date of April 21st 2017. The winner will be requested to submit a report and photographs of their experience, and to be included in Cosyfeet publicity relating to the award.