The American Speech-Language-Hearing Foundation is now accepting proposals for several research grant competitions for student and new researchers:
- New Investigator Research Grants
- Research Grant in Speech Science
- Student Research Grant in Audiology
- Student Research Grants in Early Childhood Language
New Investigator Research Grants
The ASHFoundation will award up to seven grants of $5,000 each to support new researchers (those who have received a master's or doctoral degree within the past five years). Proposals should have clinical relevance to audiology and/or speech-language pathology; proposals in the area of treatment research are encouraged. Deadline for applications is May 6.
Applicants may not have received prior research funding (except internal university funding) and proposals must be for research that has not yet begun. Students enrolled in a degree program are not eligible for this competition.
Several ASHA special interest groups (SIGs) provide supplemental funding for the New Investigator competition. Four groups will provide supplemental funding in 2011:
Research Grant in Speech Science
The ASHFoundation, in conjunction with the Acoustical Society of America (ASA), will offer a $5,000 grant to a new researcher in the area of speech communication. This biannual grant is supported by an endowment fund in memory of the late Dennis Klatt, noted researcher and scientist, and is intended to promulgate his work.
Applicants must have received a doctoral degree in any field within the past five years, but the applicant's proposal must be for research in speech science. Students are not eligible for this award. Priority is given to areas reflecting Klatt's, such as speech perception, speech synthesis, and speech acoustics, with an emphasis on interdisciplinary research. Funds may be used to initiate new research or supplement an existing research project. Applications are due by May 6.
Student Research Grants
Research grants of $2,000 each will be awarded to master's and doctoral students in communication sciences and disorders to initiate research projects under the guidance of a mentor. The deadline for applications is May 20.
Audiology—One grant, supported by the Ira M. Ventry and Brad M. Friedrich memorial funds, will fund new research in clinical or rehabilitative audiology.
Early Childhood Language Development—Two grants, supported by the Arlene M. Matkin Memorial Fund and ASHA Special Interest Group 1, Language Learning and Education, will support new research in early childhood language development.
All awards will be disbursed and recipients honored at the 2011 ASHA Convention in San Diego, Nov. 17–19.
For complete guidelines and application materials, go to the Foundation's website or call 800-498-2071, ext. 8703.