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Clinical Practice Research Institute (CPRI) Application Requirements

CPRI Applications

Clinical Practice Research Institute participants

CPRI is scheduled for Monday, March 16 through Tuesday, March 17, 2015, at the ASHA National Office in Rockville, Maryland.

To apply, access the online application system during the application period and select "Clinical Practice Research Institute (CPRI) Applicants" from the drop-down menu.

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, Monday, December 8, 2014.

  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 any specific goals for participation in the Clinical Practice Research Institute.
  3. Biographical Sketch (limit 4 pages)
    The Biographical Sketch should be based on the National Institutes of Health Biographical Sketch format, modified to contain the following sections: Education/Training, Personal Statement, Positions and Honors, Selected Peer-reviewed Publications, Non Peer-reviewed Publications, National Peer-reviewed Conference Presentations, Extramural Research Support, Extramural Research Support Submitted, and Intramural Research Support. See Instructions and a sample Biographical Sketch [PDF]. Proposals for a multi-site clinical investigation must include a separate biosketch for each collaborator.

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

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