ASHFoundation Offers New Researcher-Practitioner Collaboration Grant Apply now for this and other research grant competitions until dates in April. ASHA News
ASHA News  |   March 01, 2018
ASHFoundation Offers New Researcher-Practitioner Collaboration Grant
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ASHA News   |   March 01, 2018
ASHFoundation Offers New Researcher-Practitioner Collaboration Grant
The ASHA Leader, March 2018, Vol. 23, 66. doi:10.1044/leader.AN5.23032018.66
The ASHA Leader, March 2018, Vol. 23, 66. doi:10.1044/leader.AN5.23032018.66
Funding for uncharted areas of research has long been a hallmark of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Foundation’s research grant programs—and 2018 is no exception.
New for 2018 is the Researcher-Practitioner Collaboration Grant, designed to encourage research studies generated from partnerships of academic or organizational researchers and clinical practitioners.
Researcher-Practitioner Collaboration Grants. Up to four grants of $35,000 each will support one- or two-year collaborative studies that have the potential to enhance evidence for improved treatments.
“The ASHFoundation Board of Trustees designed this funding source to help address the research-to-practice gap for improving services for people with communication disorders,” says Lesley B. Olswang, ASHFoundation vice president of programs and awards. “The intention is to provide needed and viable funding for early-stage collaborative research that will lead to scale-up studies of demonstrable impact.”
Eligible investigators include collaborating researchers who have received a PhD or equivalent research doctorate within communication sciences and disorders (CSD) or a related field, and practitioners who have received a degree in audiology, speech-language pathology or a related field. Researchers and clinicians must demonstrate experience working together and their mutual interest in the proposed research topic. Research questions may originate with the researcher or the practitioner, but must be of substantial interest to both investigators’ areas of expertise. Deadline for submission is April 16.
Competitions for three other types of research grants are also open through April 30. These grants support ideas that hold potential for unlocking treatment solutions to some of the most complex challenges of people with speech, language, hearing or swallowing disorders.
New Century Scholars Research Grants: Up to four grants of $25,000 each will support studies that foster innovative research ideas and new directions for investigators, including those that advance CSD knowledge, tools and techniques.
New Investigators Research Grants: Up to 10 grants of $10,000 each will support preliminary studies proposed by investigators who have received their doctoral degree in the past five years and have not received prior external research funding.
Speech Science Research Grant: One $10,000 grant, supported by the Dennis Klatt Endowment Fund, will support speech science research proposed by a new investigator and applicable across broad areas (such as speech perception, synthesis and acoustics), with an emphasis on an interdisciplinary approach.
Eligibility requirements, proposal guidelines and submission procedures for all grant competitions are available online. All research grant recipients will receive their funding and be recognized in November at the 2018 ASHA Convention in Boston. For questions regarding research grants, contact the ASHFoundation at or 301-296-8703.
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