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2017 New Century Scholars Research Grant

Note: These 2017 guidelines are available to serve as a reference. Research grant guidelines and submission instructions are updated each year. The new guidelines will be available in early 2018.

Nature of the Competition

The American Speech-Language-Hearing Foundation (ASHFoundation) invites investigators to submit proposals in competition for up to four research grants of $25,000 each. The New Century Scholars Research Grant program is designed to advance the knowledge base in communication sciences and disorders. Proposal type and content area are not restricted, however this funding mechanism supports studies that are innovative, have a promise of major impact, or can meet research needs not yet addressed. The funding can be applied to a one- or two-year study.

This program supports studies by individuals who are committed to teacher-investigator careers in the university/college academic environment or in external research institutes or laboratories. The competition encourages research ideas that might be considered groundbreaking with potential to be of high impact for the discipline, and the review will be weighted to this innovation factor. Research grants are intended to support new research ideas and directions for investigators who are not currently funded in the proposed area of study. By contrast, the research grants are not intended to provide additional or extended support for an established and funded research effort.

Both experienced and new investigators are eligible to apply for funding. Experienced investigators are welcome to submit proposals for pilot studies or similar studies in a demonstrably new area. New investigators submitting a proposal should have received some prior external funding post PhD, as a co-investigator or a principal investigator, but proposals must also meet the intent of new research ideas.

All research grant recipients will be announced and recognized at the November 2017 ASHA Convention in Los Angeles, California. Interested individuals should carefully read the section on eligibility and, upon determining that all criteria are met, prepare a proposal for submission. View past New Century Scholars Research Grant recipients.

For further instruction and requirements for preparing proposals, select one of the following links:

Questions regarding this competition should be directed to the ASHFoundation office [email protected] or 301-296-8703.

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