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2016 Student Research Grant in Audiology

Note: These 2016 guidelines are available to serve as a reference. Student Research Grant guidelines and submission instructions are updated each year. The new guidelines will be available in early 2017.

Nature of the Competition 

The American Speech-Language-Hearing Foundation invites doctoral students to compete for the Student Research Grant in Audiology, supported by the Ira M. Ventry and Brad Friedrich Memorial Funds and general contributions to the annual fund. This grant competition memorializes two individuals. Ira Ventry was an audiologist whose research interests and publications focused on supra-threshold hearing, conductive hearing loss, hearing screening in the elderly and hearing handicap assessment. Brad Friedrich lectured and published widely in the field of pediatric audiology and was known for his ability to diagnose difficult-to-test children.

In 2016, up to two grants of $2,000 each will be awarded. The recipient and recipient's research mentor will be announced and recognized in November at the ASHA Convention in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. View past Student Research Grant in Audiology recipients.


The following requirements must be met in order to be eligible for the Student Research Grant in Audiology.

  1. Students must be doctoral (research or clinical) degree students enrolled in, or accepted for, study in audiology or hearing science at an academic program in the United States.

  2. Students must be enrolled for full-time study for the full academic year.

  3. Candidates pursuing an entry level clinical doctorate in audiology must be in a program accredited by the Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology (CAA) of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association.

  4. Proposals must be for research to be initiated in the area of clinical and/or rehabilitative audiology.

Submission Procedures

Please note that proposals must be submitted electronically as one PDF file containing all required sections. The online submission system will close at 11:59 p.m. ET on May 23, 2016.

Required Reports

Grant recipients are required to submit a final report to the ASHFoundation no later than December 31, 2017. The final report must include an abstract and complete discussion of the research study, including objectives, methodology, results, analyses, and conclusions. The ASHFoundation may also request research results for publication purposes.

Grant recipients are strongly encouraged to submit the results to the Program Committee of an ASHA Convention, or to the National Student Speech-Language-Hearing Association (NSSLHA) research journal, Contemporary Issues in Communication Science and Disorders, or to an appropriate ASHA research journal. The American Speech-Language-Hearing Foundation should be acknowledged in any publications evolving from a study funded by the research grant.

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 [email protected] of 301-296-8703.

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