Spelbring Innovation Grants Application Form

We invite all projects that address community needs and/or occupational justice as well as those that are practice related. Submissions from Eastern Michigan University OT Alumni, Program faculty or students enrolled in the OT program are welcomed. Failure to abide by the guidelines that follow will result in the proposal being automatically rejected. There is a four page maximum for each submission. Details about how proposals are evaluated can be found on the Spelbring Innovation Grants Evaluation Criteria here.


Applications should include the following information using this format:


Name of Applicant(s):

Preferred contact address:

Preferred phone: 

Email address:

Employer/Organization (if appropriate):  

Years in practice (if appropriate):

Primary relationship to program: 

___ Graduate of EMU OT Program

___ EMU OT program faculty member

___ EMU OT student 

Amount requested: __________________

Other sources of funding?   Identify source and amount:


APPLICATION (Four page maximum)




TYPE OF PROJECT: (Specify: Research study, Occupational justice project, Clinical setting, Community setting)


BRIEF ABSTRACT (limit 250 words)

Purpose of the project

Brief description of project

Anticipated benefits of project



Need for/significance of the project

Goals and objectives

Project methodology

Implementation plan


Relationship to Spelbring mission/vision and values





Expected initiation date

Anticipated dates for steps to be completed

Expected completion date




Experience and training/specialty certification

Available resources on site


APPENDICES (Not counted as part of the four page limit)

CV/resume of applicant(s) 

Letter of approval from administrator/agency

IRB approval (research project using human participants, if appropriate)

Please submit application and appendices in a single email to spelbringlecture@gmail.com with 'Grant Application Submission 2020' as the subject. Documents must be submitted electronically by 11:59 PM EST on August 15th, 2020. Late abstracts will not be accepted. Primary authors will receive notification via email regarding the status of their submission by mid-September. After submission, proposals may not be altered in any way.