Projects on Multicultural Activities

ASHA recognizes the importance of acknowledging and appropriately responding to cultural and linguistic influences across the disciplines. This grant program provides support for the infusion of multiculturalism into our clinical, education, and professional programs, and the activities of allied/related associations and organizations. In response—beginning in 1996—ASHA has been allocating funds, annually, for projects on multicultural activities. Proposals must have a multicultural focus. Multicultural is defined to include issues dealing with race, ethnicity, language, gender or gender identification, age, sexual orientation, socioeconomic status, and ability. Proposals are evaluated each year by a Review Panel (see list of Panel members at the end of each year's projects' descriptions). In addition to the Review Panels' numerical ratings and critical comments, funding decisions are made with consideration given to factors such as the project's similarity to previously funded projects, overlap with other Association efforts, area(s) of practice, timeliness, projected impact, focus on a specific cultural or linguistic population, projected return on investment, and ability to respond to members' needs.

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Applications must be submitted by May 4, 2016. Proposals receiving funding will be announced by August 2016.

View the answers to frequently asked questions about the grant program or see previously funded projects by topic area.

2015 Funded Projects on Multicultural Activities

A Mixed Methods Cross-Cultural Investigation of Conversational Turn-Taking in Families of Children with Hearing Loss
Hillary Ganek, University of Toronto

Developing Values and Ethics for Effective Inter-professional Collaborative Practice
Amy L. Weiss, University of Rhode Island

Development of a Free Online Interactive Naming Therapy for Bilingual Aphasia
Chaleece Sandberg, The Pennsylvania State University

2015 Review Panel

Amee Evangelista-Marcayda
Aaron DeLaine Hardy-Smith
Archie Harmon
Lisa Abbott Moore

See a comprehensive list of prior grant recipients.

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