American Speech-Language-Hearing Association
April 15, 2011

ED Opens FY2011 Personnel Development Competitions

The Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services, U.S. Department of Education (ED), is inviting applications for three separate competitions under the Personnel Development To Improve Services and Results for Children With Disabilities under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act. The competitions, which provide funding opportunities for ASHA researchers, include the following priority areas:

  1. Preparation of Special Education, Intervention, and Related Services Leadership Personnel;
  2. Personnel Preparation in Special Education, Early Intervention, and Related Services; and
  3. Special Education Preservice Program Improvement Grants.

Applications became available April 13, 2011.

For more information on key dates, funding, and contact person information view the Wednesday, April 13, 2011, Federal Register Notice [PDF] or contact Catherine D. Clarke, ASHA's director of education and regulatory advocacy, via e-mail at or by phone at 800-498-2071, ext. 5611.

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