Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services, U.S. Department of Education
(ED), is inviting applications for the following fiscal year (FY) 2018 discretionary
The deadline to submit
applications is July 30, 2018. Eligible
applicants are institutions of higher education (IHE) and private nonprofit organizations. ASHA
members at universities have been awarded personnel preparation grants in the
past. In previous years, roughly a dozen audiologists and speech-language
pathologists were awarded grants. The programs total $14.25 million dollars and
awards average $250,000.
These FY 2018 discretionary
grant competitions fall under the Personnel Development to Improve Services and
Results for Children with Disabilities program. The purpose of the Interdisciplinary
Preparation priority is to increase the number and improve the quality of
personnel who are fully credentialed to serve children, including infants and
toddlers, with disabilities who have high-intensity needs, especially in areas
of chronic personnel shortage. The grants will fund high quality
interdisciplinary projects that prepare special education, early intervention,
and related services personnel at the master’s, specialist, or clinical
doctoral levels for professional practice in classrooms and school settings.
The purpose of the Preparation
of Special Education, Early Intervention, and Related Services Leadership
Personnel competition is to support existing doctoral degree programs that
prepare special education, early intervention, and related services personnel
who can act effectively and are well qualified for leadership positions. This
includes positions such as researchers and preparers of special education,
early intervention, and related services personnel in IHEs, or as leaders in
national organizations, state educational agencies, lead agencies, local
educational agencies, early intervention services programs, or schools.
D. Clarke, ASHA's director of education policy, at email@example.com.