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2014 Clinical Research Grant

Note: These 2014 guidelines are available to serve as a reference for future submissions. Proposal guidelines and submission instructions are updated each year. The new guidelines will be available in early 2016.

Nature of the Competition

The American Speech-Language-Hearing Foundation (ASHFoundation) invites investigators to submit proposals in competition for up to five grants, of $50,000 to $75,000 each, to support clinical research projects over a one or two-year period. These research grants are intended to advance our knowledge of the efficacy of treatment and assessment practices in speech-language pathology and audiology. This competition is designed to further the goal of building capacity within the discipline for investigators to develop and evaluate evidence-based practices.

Priority will be given to proposals investigating promising approaches that have potential for improving the everyday functioning of individuals with, or at-risk for, communication and related impairments.

The research grants are intended to support new research ideas and directions for investigators. Preference will be given to investigations that are likely to progress to randomized clinical trials with potential to compete for federal funding. These grants are not intended to provide additional or extended support for an investigator already supported through extramural funds for this line of research. However, proposals will be considered if a new investigator is proposing to join a research team to develop a treatment efficacy project that holds promise for subsequent funding of the investigator.

All research grant recipients will be announced and recognized at the November 2014 ASHA Convention in Orlando, Florida. Funds will be disbursed corresponding to the proposed project period. Interested individuals should carefully read the section on eligibility and, upon determining that all criteria are met, prepare a proposal for submission.

For further information on this grant opportunity, select one of the following links:

Questions regarding this competition should be directed to the ASHFoundation office at 800-498-2071, ext. 8703, or by e-mail to

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