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Everything You Need to Know About Funding

Applying for funding? Read this list of most frequently asked questions from applicants.

How many scholarships, research grants, and clinical achievement awards has the ASHFoundation given to date?

The ASHFoundation has awarded funding to 2,070 outstanding individuals in the discipline of communication sciences and disorders. This includes the Clinical Research Grant, New Century Scholars Research Grant, New Investigators Research Grant, Speech Science Research Grant, Graduate Student Scholarship, New Century Scholars Doctoral Scholarship, Student Research Grant in Audiology, Student Research Grant Early Childhood Language Development, and Research Conference Travel Grant.

Who decides which applicants receive funding?

Funding guidelines are set and maintained by the ASHFoundation Board of Trustees. A Program Committee oversees the review process of submissions.

Volunteer reviewers from throughout the profession are selected for their expertise in specific areas and take part in evaluating the research grant proposals and scholarship applications. ASHFoundation's Program Committee and Board of Trustees make the final approval of reviewer recommendations.

When does the submission period begin?

The submission period for each program differs and information about all programs is posted on ASHFoundation's Grants and Awards page between February and March of each year. Once the submission period for a program begins, the new guidelines and access to the online submission system will be available.

How can I get application guidelines?

You can visit the Grants and Awards page for all of the available guidelines, deadline dates, and other important information. All program guidelines are available online and include eligibility criteria, application requirements, and submission procedures. All clinical award nominations, research grant proposals, and scholarship applications must be submitted online.

Can I apply for more than one scholarship, grant, or award at a time?

Yes, you can apply to as many funding programs as you wish, as long as you meet the eligibility criteria. However, you will only be given one award in a funding year.

When are recipients announced?

Recipients are announced and awards are disbursed in November of each year. Recipients are recognized publicly for the first time at the ASHFoundation's annual Founders Breakfast, held in conjunction with the ASHA Convention. Attendees include individual, organizational, and corporate donors and many well-known leaders in the discipline of communication sciences and disorders. It is always an exciting and moving event!

Do you have information about past recipients of ASHFoundation funding?

Yes! Our website has an archive detailing all past winners from 1946 to present. Go to ASHFoundation's Recipients for more information.

I have more questions. Is there someone in the ASHFoundation office who could help me?

Yes! Please contact Allison Oakes, program administrator, at 301-296-8703 or [email protected].

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