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Clinical Practice Research Institute (CPRI) Application Instructions

CPRI Applications

Clinical Practice Research Institute participants

The 2016 CPRI has no set date of participation. ASHA staff will contact those selected to determine how best to provide the planning support.

To apply, access the online application system during the application period. Complete the online form, upload all of the following materials as PDF documents, and submit the entire application package by 11:59 p.m. EST, Tuesday, January 26, 2016.

  1. Draft of your Grant Proposal (limit 6 pages, 12-point font, double-spaced, 1-inch margins)
    The draft of the grant proposal should include the following two sections:
    • Background and Significance
      This section should provide an overview of the area of investigation, including a summary of prior work in the area, the state of the science, and a rationale for why the approach being proposed is appropriate and the preferred next step to address the specific clinical question that motivated the proposal. The relevance of the proposed investigation to its theoretical foundations and potential theoretical implications should be made explicit. This section should convey why the proposed area of study and the specific questions that would be addressed are important topics to investigate. Additionally, challenges, opportunities, and the potential impact of the research should be addressed. Specific aims are not required for this application process, but can be included in this section if the applicant wishes to include them.
    • Approach
      This section should provide at least an outline of the experimental design, targeted participants, and hypothesized results.
  2. Personal Narrative (limit 2 pages, 12-point font, double-spaced, 1-inch margins)
    The narrative statement should delineate the applicant's long-term career and research goals. The narrative should describe how the project being proposed would contribute to the applicant's long-term program of research. It would be desirable for the narrative to describe prior research and/or educational efforts intended to enhance the applicant's readiness to conduct the proposed project. The narrative should also mention the U.S. federal grant mechanisms you are thinking of targeting. CPRI applicants must be eligible for U.S. federal research funds.
  3. Modified NIH Biographical Sketch (limit 5 pages)
    Follow the Modified NIH Biosketch Instructions and Sample [PDF]. It is based on the NIH General Biosketch-Form Version C, with the following modifications:
    • Representative of a researcher at an earlier career stage;
    • Personal Statement justifies why you are well-suited to participate in CPRI;
    • Includes additional sections that allow the inclusion of peer-reviewed publications currently under review, non-peer reviewed publications, presentations/abstracts at a national peer-reviewed conferences, research support currently under review or not funded, and intramural research support.

If you are applying as a team, you must also submit a biosketch for each member of your team.

For additional information, or questions, please contact ASHA's Academic Affairs and Research Education unit at

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