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Call for Proposals: 2014 Speech Science Research Grant
Supported by the Dennis Klatt Memorial Fund
Deadline for receipt of applications: May 1, 2014
The American Speech-Language-Hearing Foundation (ASHFoundation), in conjunction with the Acoustical Society of America (ASA), invites new researchers to submit proposals in competition for one $5,000 grant underwritten by an endowment fund in memory of the late Dennis Klatt, noted researcher and scientist in the area of speech communication. Until his death in 1989, Dr. Klatt conducted research at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology on the acoustic properties of speech production and perception.
The Speech Science Research Grant is designed to further research activities of new investigators and to promulgate Dr. Klatt's work. It can be used to initiate new research or supplement an existing research project. Funds may be requested for a variety of purposes; for example, equipment, subjects, research assistants, or research-related travel.
2014 Speech Science Research Grant: Eligibility
To be eligible for the Speech Science Research Grant funding, individuals must meet the following criteria:
The applicant must have completed a PhD or equivalent research doctorate within the past five years (since 2009).
The proposal must be for research in speech science although the investigator's field of degree is unrestricted. Priority will be given to areas reflecting Dr. Klatt's broad interests, such as proposals studying speech perception, synthesis, and acoustics, with an emphasis on an interdisciplinary research approach.
There are no restrictions on prior or simultaneous funding.
The proposal submitted to the 2014 Speech Science Research Grant competition cannot be submitted to other 2014 ASHFoundation grant competitions. However, the investigator remains eligible to submit to other ASHFoundation grant competitions in the same year, if proposing to investigate a different topic.
The research grant recipient will be announced at the 2014 American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) Convention in Orlando, Florida, and at a future meeting of the Acoustical Society of America. Interested persons should carefully read the section on eligibility and, having determined that all criteria are met, begin the online application.
Questions regarding this competition should be addressed to the ASHFoundation office at 800-498-2071, ext. 8703, or by e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Call for Proposals: American Speech-Language-Hearing Foundation 2014 New Investigators Research Grant
Deadline for receipt of proposals: May 1, 2014
The American Speech-Language-Hearing Foundation (ASHFoundation) invites new researchers to submit proposals in competition for up to ten research grants of $10,000 each. The New Investigators Research Grant competition is designed to help further new investigators' research activities that have particular clinical relevance to audiology and/or speech-language pathology. Proposals, while not limited in topic, are encouraged in the area of treatment efficacy and outcome studies.
All research grant recipients will be announced and recognized at the November 2014 ASHA Convention in Orlando, Florida. Interested individuals should carefully read the section on eligibility, and having determined that all criteria are met, prepare a proposal for submission.
2014 New Investigators Research Grant: Eligibility
The following criteria must be met in order to be eligible for the New Investigators Research Grant.
The investigator must have completed a PhD or equivalent research doctorate within the past five years (since 2009).
Note: Due to the availability of other student research grant and scholarship funds through the ASHFoundation, students currently enrolled in a degree program are not eligible for this award.
The investigator must not have received prior external funding for research; internal university funding is accepted.
The proposal must be for research to be initiated, not currently in progress.
The proposal submitted to the 2014 New Investigators Research Grant competition cannot be submitted to other 2014 ASHFoundation grant competitions. However, the investigator remains eligible to submit to other ASHFoundation grant competitions in the same year, if proposing to investigate a different topic.
Questions regarding this competition should be addressed to the ASHFoundation office at 800-498-2017, ext. 8703, or by e-mail to email@example.com.
Call for Proposals: American Speech-Language-Hearing Foundation 2014 New Century Scholars Research Grant
The American Speech-Language-Hearing Foundation (ASHFoundation) invites investigators to submit proposals in competition for up to ten research grants of $10,000 each. The New Century Scholars Research Grant competition is designed to advance the knowledge base in communication sciences and disorders. Proposal type or content area are not restricted, but priority will be given to studies that are innovative, groundbreaking, or that can meet research needs not yet addressed. The intent of this grant competition is to initiate new research in the field, and funding can be applied to a one or two-year investigation.
The ASHFoundation is able to offer this special competition as a result of its Dreams and Possibilities Campaign initiative. This campaign raised over $2 million to support doctoral education and research in the field of communication sciences and disorders. This program supports investigations by individuals who are committed to teacher-investigator careers in the university/college academic environment or in external research institutes or laboratories.
Research grants are intended to support new research ideas and directions for investigators who are not currently funded in the proposed area of investigation. By contrast, the research grants are not intended to provide additional or extended support for an established and funded research effort. Both experienced and new investigators are eligible to apply for funding. Experienced investigators are welcome to submit proposals for pilot studies or similar investigations in a demonstrably new area. New investigators submitting a proposal must also meet the intent of new research ideas and should have received prior external funding post PhD as a co-investigator or a principal investigator. The competition welcomes proposals for work that can be accomplished in a one or two year period.
All research grant recipients will be announced and recognized at the November 2014 ASHA Convention in Orlando, Florida. Interested individuals should carefully read the section on eligibility and, upon determining that all criteria are met, prepare a proposal for submission.
2014 New Century Scholars Research Grant: Eligibility
The following criteria must be met in order to be eligible for the New Century Scholars Research Grant.
The investigator must have received a PhD or equivalent research doctorate within the discipline of communication sciences and disorders.
Note: Due to availability of student research grant and scholarship competitions through the ASHFoundation, students currently enrolled in a degree program or working on dissertation research are not eligible for this award.
The investigator must demonstrate the potential for and commitment to conducting independent research.
The research must have significance and direct application to communication sciences and disorders.
The setting where the research will be pursued must be an environment conducive to completing the investigation.
Experienced investigators should provide an explanation of why the proposed work represents new effort that is not fundable from existing research support or is not an extension of funding that is currently supporting the work. With regard to funding, experienced investigators are those whose current or recent professional history indicates "principal investigator" or "co-investigator" status on research funding with direct costs exceeding $50,000 from agencies other than the investigator's host institution.
Preference for funding consideration will be given to ASHA members.
The proposal submitted to the 2014 New Century Scholars Research Grant competition cannot be submitted to other 2014 ASHFoundation grant competitions. However, the investigator remains eligible to submit to other ASHFoundation grant competitions in the same year, if proposing to investigate a different topic.
Funding Opportunity for Hearing Scientists
For 2014, the ASHFoundation announces that one additional New Century Scholars Research Grant will be supported by the endowed Wayne and Marilyn Olsen Audiology Research Fund, for the purpose of supporting research topics in hearing science. Investigators may propose projects for one or two year studies.
Dr. Wayne Olsen's distinguished audiology career included positions at Northwestern University and Mayo Clinic and Mayo Medical School. The primary motivation for the Olsen Fund, according to Dr. Olsen, reflects a viewpoint of audiology's "founding father," Raymond Carhart, who stressed that "without research, there is no profession." The Olsens are carrying on this belief and their commitment to research through this ASHFoundation grant.
Eligible investigators who also wish to have a research project considered through this specific funding mechanism must check the Olsen Fund option when completing the online Proposal Information form.
Questions regarding this competition should be directed to the ASHFoundation office at 800-498-2071, ext. 8703, or by e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Call for Proposals: American Speech-Language-Hearing Foundation 2014 Clinical Research Grant
Deadline for receipt of proposals: April 25, 2014
The American Speech-Language-Hearing Foundation (ASHFoundation) invites investigators to submit proposals in competition for up to five grants, of $50,000 to $75,000 each, to support clinical research projects over a one or two-year period. These research grants are intended to advance our knowledge of the efficacy of treatment and assessment practices in speech-language pathology and audiology. This competition is designed to further the goal of building capacity within the discipline for investigators to develop and evaluate evidence-based practices.
Priority will be given to proposals investigating promising approaches that have potential for improving the everyday functioning of individuals with, or at-risk for, communication and related impairments.
The research grants are intended to support new research ideas and directions for investigators. Preference will be given to investigations that are likely to progress to randomized clinical trials with potential to compete for federal funding. These grants are not intended to provide additional or extended support for an investigator already supported through extramural funds for this line of research. However, proposals will be considered if a new investigator is proposing to join a research team to develop a treatment efficacy project that holds promise for subsequent funding of the investigator.
All research grant recipients will be announced and recognized at the November 2014 ASHA Convention in Orlando, Florida. Funds will be disbursed corresponding to the proposed project period. Interested individuals should carefully read the section on eligibility and, upon determining that all criteria are met, prepare a proposal for submission.
2014 Clinical Research Grant: Eligibility
To be eligible to receive 2014 Clinical Research Grant funding, individuals must meet the following criteria:
The investigator must have received a PhD or equivalent research doctorate within the discipline of communication sciences and disorders or a related field.
Note: Proposals will be accepted from individuals in the final stages of completing their dissertation. However, no awards will be made to individuals who have not received a PhD by September 1, 2014.
The investigator must demonstrate the potential for, and commitment to, conducting independent research with a clear plan for applying for extramural research support.
The research must have significance and direct application to the development and evaluation of speech-language pathology or audiology intervention or assessment practices.
Candidates for a mentored treatment research grant must identify a mentor willing to provide a firm commitment to supporting a mentored research experience for at least a year. Proposals that document matching funds via a university or the mentor's extramural funding will be given priority.
Experienced investigators should explain why the proposed work represents a new effort that is not fundable from existing research support or an extension of funding that is currently supporting or has supported related work.
Proposals submitted to the 2014 Clinical Research Grant competition cannot be submitted to other 2014 ASHFoundation grant competitions. However, the investigator remains eligible to submit to other ASHFoundation grant competitions in the same year, if proposing to investigate a different topic.
American Speech-Language-Hearing Association Research Mentoring-Pair Travel Award
The Research Mentoring-Pair Travel Award Program (RMPTA) is designed to foster the professional development of students and emerging scientists who have expressed an interest in research careers in communication sciences and disorders. RMPTA is given in conjunction with the Research Symposium held at the annual ASHA Convention.
RMPTA awardees (both protégés and mentors) receive an ASHA Convention registration fee waiver.
Protégés must be (a) a current student at the master's, AuD, or PhD level, (b) a postdoctoral fellow, or (c) a junior level faculty member (less than six years teaching/research experience in a tenure-track position or below the level of associate professor).
Special consideration will be given to individuals whose research or research interests are (a) relevant to the current year's Symposium topic, (b) interdisciplinary in nature, (c) translational in nature, or (d) related to issues of cultural or linguistic diversity.
Protégés must arrange to be mentored by an experienced investigator affiliated with an academic or clinical research environment. Your mentor may be affiliated with your university or based elsewhere, but you must be able to extend a relationship with your mentor beyond the Symposium.
The 2014 ASHA Convention will be held November 20–22, in Orlando, Florida.
Attend the Research Symposium on Saturday, November 22, 2014.
How to Apply
Both protégés and mentors will each need to complete a separate RMPTA online application form and upload documents through the online application system.
Deadline for receipt of the completed application packet is 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time, Tuesday, July 1, 2014.
Applicants will be notified of the status of their application in August. Awards will be disbursed post-Convention.
Questions? Please refer to the RMPTA FAQs. http://www.asha.org/Students/RMPTA-Application-Instructions-and-FAQs/
Still have questions? Contact ASHA's Academic Affairs and Research Education Unit at email@example.com.
Call for Applications: Advancing Academic-Research Careers (AARC) Award
The AARC Award is intended to support the academic-research careers of junior-level faculty in the field of communication sciences and disorders (CSD). Unlike a traditional research grant that only focuses on research, the AARC Award funds proposals that include both a teaching and a research component. Up to six awards of $5,000 each will be awarded in 2014.
Two awards will be dedicated to applications that focus on mentored activities related to both the teaching and conduct of clinical practice research. Clinical practice research in CSD is distinct from research aimed primarily at understanding the mechanisms underlying normal or disordered processing. Rather, it refers to research that focuses on the prevention, diagnostics, treatment, implementation, and outcomes measurement of communication, swallowing, and balance disorders. Clinical practice research, due to its applied nature, has the potential to impact clinical practice in the near term. ASHA has expanded funding to include these two additional awards to accelerate the generation of clinical practice research needed to support evidence-based practice.
Applicants work in conjunction with mentors to develop mentored teaching and research plans tailored to the applicant's career stage. The plans—which propose specific teaching and research activities that will be completed under the guidance of the mentors during the 18-month funding period—are submitted as part of the AARC application. Examples of acceptable activities include, but are not limited to
Mentored teaching activities, such as
learn new teaching or mentoring techniques
attend or present at a conference on the scholarship of teaching and learning
lead a mentoring program such as a journal club
incorporate theories of teaching/learning into your own courses
incorporate contemporary technologies (e.g., social media, telepractice) or instrumentation (e.g., fMRI) into course work and student mentoring
develop new curricula or unique learning opportunities (e.g., problem-based learning, interprofessional education, distance learning, or student research opportunities)
Mentored research activities, such as
learn a new research methodology or technique
attend or present at a research conference
participate in a training course on data analysis
train in another research lab
prepare a research manuscript or grant application
conduct a feasibility study or collect pilot data
The following eligibility criteria apply:
research doctoral degree (PhD or equivalent)
full-time tenure or non-tenure track faculty appointment in a CSD department in an academic institution in the United States at the time of disbursement
primary responsibilities include teaching and conducting research
fewer than 6 years of teaching/research experience or status below the level of associate professor
mentoring team composed of at least two mentors—one to support the applicant's teaching plan and one to support the applicant's research plan. (Note: All mentors must have research doctorates; at least one mentor must be a faculty member in a CSD department.)
Application Material Requirements
AARC applicants must complete an online application form and upload PDF documents through the online application system. Please see the application instructions for detailed descriptions of what to include in the following required materials:
mentored teaching plan
mentored research plan
budget proposal for the 18-month funding period
letter of recommendation from each member of the applicant's mentoring team
letter of support from the applicant's department chair (or equivalent)
All application materials must be submitted by 11:59 p.m. (Eastern Time), Thursday, May 15, 2014. Applicants will be notified of the status of their application in August 2014.
Questions? Please visit the AARC FAQs. http://www.asha.org/Students/AARC-Application-Instructions-and-FAQs/
Still have questions? Contact the Academic Affairs and Research Education unit at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Call for Applications: Students Preparing for Academic-Research Careers (SPARC) Award
As many as 10 students will be awarded up to $1,000 for teaching and research activities.
Deadline: May 15, 2014.
The goal of the Students Preparing for Academic-Research Careers (SPARC) Award is to foster students' interest in PhD education and academic research careers. Currently, there is a shortage of PhD-level faculty in communication sciences and disorders. Initially developed to address this shortage, this award continues as part of ASHA's commitment to research. The SPARC Award provides opportunities for students to participate in mentored teaching and research activities.
You are eligible to apply if your current education status is:
junior or senior undergraduate student enrolled in a communication sciences and disorders (CSD) program
first-year master's student enrolled in a CAA-accredited CSD program
first- or second-year entry-level clinical doctoral (e.g., AuD) student enrolled in a CAA-accredited program
holder of a BA degree and an offer of admission for enrollment in a master's CSD or AuD program for the 2014–2015 academic year
You are not eligible to apply if you are enrolled in a PhD program or if you already have a PhD degree. The goal of the SPARC award is to foster students' interest in the pursuit of a PhD education and a career in academia. The award is, therefore, limited to undergraduate, first year master's, and first- and second-year entry-level clinical doctoral students per eligibility criteria above.
You are eligible to receive the award if you will be a part-time or full-time student in academic year 2014–2015 as follows
first- or second-year student in a CAA-accredited master's speech language pathology program
first-, second-, or third-year entry-level student in a CAA-accredited clinical doctoral (e.g., AuD) program
Awardees must be National NSSLHA members at the time of the SPARC award allocation.
SPARC applicants must complete the online application form and upload PDF documents through the online application system. Please see the application instructions for detailed descriptions of what to include in the following required materials:
completed application form
CSD Career Mentoring Plan to include a Teaching Plan and a Research Plan
letter of recommendation from the primary mentor
commitment statement from the primary mentor
budget proposal for the 15-month funding period
Questions? Please refer to the SPARC FAQs http://www.asha.org/students/SparcFAQs/
Still have questions? Please contact Academic Affairs and Research Education at email@example.com.
Call for Applications: American Speech-Language-Hearing Association Grant Program for Projects on Multicultural Activities
ASHA recognizes the value of supporting the infusion of multiculturalism into our clinical, educational, and professional programs; and the activities of allied/related associations and organizations. For the nineteenth consecutive year, funding has been allocated to support projects on multicultural activities. It is expected that the average individual award will be between $7,000 and $10,000 with a maximum of $15,000 for a single grant.
Applications must be submitted by May 6, 2014. Proposals receiving funding will be announced by August 2014.
This RFP competition is open to clinical and/or school-based speech, language, and hearing programs; university programs; state associations; allied and related professional organizations. An ASHA member must serve as project director. Proposals must have a multicultural focus. Multicultural is defined to include issues dealing with race, ethnicity, national origin, culture, language, dialect, gender, gender identity, age, sexual orientation, socioeconomic status, religion and ability. There is particular interest in, but not limited to, proposals that respond to ASHA's Envisioned Future: 2030 and ASHA's Strategic Pathway to Excellence or 2) advance Inter-professional Education (IPE) and/or Inter-Professional Practice (IPP).
be compatible with ASHA's mission and vision.
have a clear, high-quality plan for meeting its objectives.
be completed, including evaluation, within 15 months of initiation of the project.
be adaptable by other clinical and/or school-based programs, university programs, state associations, and associated and related professional organizations for their own use.
describe the future of the project after ASHA funding has ended.
Grants will not be awarded for fund raising, governmental lobbying, or awards ceremonies.
Please Note: ASHA retains the first right of refusal for marketing and/or future dissemination of any products developed from or during the funded project.
It is expected that the average individual award will be $7,000 to $10,000. Individual awards will not exceed $15,000. The exact number of grant awards will depend on the nature, quality, and number of proposals received. If no proposals meet a minimum level of quality, no grants will be awarded.
One-half of the funding will be provided at the start of the project. The balance will be provided upon receipt of an interim report which must be submitted by December 31, 2014. A final report is required of all awardees and must be completed by December 1, 2015.
Questions or inquiries should be directed to:
American Academy of Audiology Foundation Student Travel Award Reimbursement (S.T.A.R.) Program
Two Application Deadlines Annually: January 1 and September 1 at Midnight ET
The American Academy of Audiology Foundation’s S.T.A.R. program offers fulltime audiology graduate students (AuD, PhD, AuD/PhD) at a U.S. university funding to support their participation in professional meetings where they will present research or gain an educational experience not available in their academic program. Selected students will receive a stipend of up to $500 for conference registration, transportation, and/or lodging expenses for meetings in the hearing sciences or other sciences relating to student coursework.
Students who receive funding through the S.T.A.R. program are required to provide the Foundation with a post-conference statement (2-3 paragraphs) that details the experience and learning outcomes within 30 days following the meeting. STAR recipients are also encouraged to send photographs (.jpeg format) with their post-conference statements for use on the Foundation Web site and in other media.
A committee of audiologists will review application materials, and award notification will be made by February 15 and October 15 respectively.
Eligibility, Guidelines, and Conditions
1. Students must be fulltime audiology graduate students (AuD, PhD, AuD/PhD) at a U.S. university at the time of the conference.
2. Students presenting their own research are given preference in S.T.A.R. program funding.
3. Students can only receive one S.T.A.R. program stipend during their graduate school career.
4. Stipends constitute a reimbursement for expenses incurred and will be made following conference attendance and the submittal of appropriate documentation.
5. Students are required to notify the Foundation if they have applied for and/or have received funding from other sources. S.T.A.R. funding is not intended for use when other mechanisms of support have already been provided/received to cover conference expenses.
6. S.T.A.R. program does NOT provide reimbursement for AudiologyNOW!, Academy Research Conference, or other Academy-related meetings, or for corporate/manufacturer-sponsored meetings.
Applicants are required to submit the following:
1. Completed application
2. Letter of recommendation from a departmental faculty member supporting the applicant’s attendance at this specific conference and verifying the applicant’s standing in the program. Please explain how attendance at this conference will advance the student’s future career.
3. Personal statement that explains why the applicant wishes to attend the conference and how it relates to the applicant’s course of study (500 words maximum).
4. Curriculum and/or agenda of the meeting the applicant wishes to attend.
5. Abstract of research poster/presentation and brief description of the applicant’s role in research project (optional).
NOTE: Please read the submission criteria carefully. ONLY send the information requested above; applicants who send unrequested documentation may be disqualified from consideration.
For more information, contact Tara Conte, Foundation Program Specialist, at 703.226.1048 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Student Academy of Audiology Humanitarian, Education, and Awareness Resources (H.E.A.R.) Chapter Grant
Two Application Deadlines Annually: February 1 and October 1 at Midnight ET
This funding mechanism is to fund the development of a SAA chapter project that is either a new project or for the refinement of an existing project. The project must be either humanitarian in nature (providing service in your community, nationally, or internationally), educational in nature (providing professional education to audiology students, audiologists, or to non-professionals), or related to the awareness of audiology. Preference will be given to projects which are novel, which have a high likelihood of being completed, and/or which may easily be offered and/or replicated by other SAA chapters.
Grants of $250, $500, and $1,000 are available (with up to 15 total grants being awarded to SAA chapters each academic year). Please note that the local SAA chapter is expected to raise a portion of the budget through their own fundraising activities; specifically the local chapter must raise at least 25% of the amount requested. (For example, to receive a grant of $500, the proposed project expenditures must be at least $625).
Only SAA chapters may apply for funding; no awards will be made to individual students.
A committee of audiologists will review application materials, and award notification will be made by December 15 and April 15 respectively.
If selected, chapters must complete a post-project summary (150 words maximum) detailing the outcome of their initiative. Portions of this summary may be published on the AAA Foundation and SAA websites or newsletters. Recipients may be recognized at AudiologyNOW!
Chapters are required to submit the following:
2. Essay: Describe the project to be funded and the timeline for completion. Projects must be either humanitarian or educational in nature, or must promote awareness about the audiology profession. Use this as an opportunity to make a case for your project. Also describe an activity that your chapter has completed successfully in the past. (500 words maximum)
3. A list of chapter members who will participate in the planning and implementation of the project: Please note that any chapter with 100% membership in both the local and national SAA will receive additional consideration as applications are evaluated.
4. Detailed budget: Budgets must be complete, specific, and include a description of the fundraising activity(ies) which the chapter will accomplish to raise 25% of the amount requested.
NOTE: Please read the submission criteria carefully. ONLY send the information requested above; chapters that send unrequested documentation may be disqualified from consideration.