Research Grants

Speech Pathology Australia (the Association) is committed to promoting and funding high quality research into all aspects of speech pathology practice.

Each year the Association offers research grants in a number of categories. In 2017 grants will be offered in four categories. New Researcher Grants will replace the previous categories of Clinical and Higher Degree by Research Grants. Two grants of $15,000 will be offered in this category. See below for details.

The Nadia Verrall, Entry Level and Queensland Registration Board Legacy Grant schemes remain unchanged. Applicants may apply in more than one category, but will only be awarded a grant in a single category.

De-identified applications are reviewed by a minimum of two independent reviewers. View full details of the review process, and the review template.

Enquiries regarding the 2017 research grant round may be directed to the Senior Advisor Evidence Based Practice and Research.

New Researcher Grants

Two New Researcher Grants will be offered in 2017, each with a value of $15,000. Eligible applicants are clinicians, postgraduate research students and those who have completed a postgraduate research degree no more than two years prior to applying.

The grants are provided to support the growth of research within the speech pathology profession. The research is expected to add to the pool of evidence based data relevant to communication and swallowing disorders. Priority will be given to research applications that align with the Speech Pathology Australia 2017-2019 Strategic Plan.

Applications for the 2017 New Researcher Grant are now closed.

Entry Level Student Research Grant

Entry Level Student Research Grants of up to $600 are available for entry level students undertaking research. The grant is provided to support the growth of research within the speech pathology profession. Two calls for applications are made each year.

Applications are now closed for the first round of the 2017 Entry Level Student Research Grants.

Applications for the second round of the 2017 Entry Level Student Research Grants close on 10 November 2017.

For further information or to apply for a grant download the Entry Level Student Research Grant Application Form This graphic is associated with the hyperlink that precedes it and indicates the document is in Microsoft Word Format..

Nadia Verrall Memorial Research Grant

The Nadia Verrall Memorial Research Grant is coordinated by the Australia in the memory of Nadia Verrall who practised in paediatric speech pathology in Western Australia and New South Wales. The outcomes of the research must enhance the clinical practice of speech pathologists working with children with communication disorders and their families. The annual research grant is to a maximum of $5,000 each year.

Applications for the 2017 Nadia Verrall Memorial Research Grant are now closed.

For further information or to apply for a grant download the Nadia Verrall Memorial Research Grant Application Form This graphic is associated with the hyperlink that precedes it and indicates the document is in Microsoft Word Format..

Queensland Registration Board Legacy Research Grant scheme

The Queensland Registration Board Legacy Research Grant scheme is one of four schemes, financed from the legacy funds remaining at the closure in 2013 of The Registration Board of Queensland.

This scheme is open to all speech pathologists, clinician or academic, residing and/or practising in Queensland. Applicants must be eligible for membership of Speech Pathology Australia.

The purpose of the Queensland Registration Board Legacy Research Grant is to support research into communication and swallowing disorders across the life span.

Research may focus on aspects of assessment, intervention or broader issues concerned with clinical practice as a speech pathologist. The outcomes of the research must enhance the clinical practice of speech pathologists working in Queensland.

In 2017 funds are available to support two research grants within the Queensland Registration Board Legacy Fund, with each grant up to a maximum of $10,000.

Download the Queensland Registration Board Legacy Research Grant Application Form This graphic is associated with the hyperlink that precedes it and indicates the document is in Microsoft Word Format. to obtain further information or to apply for the relevant grant.

Applications for the 2017 Queensland Registration Board Legacy Research Grant scheme are now closed.