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 2018 grants will be offered in three categories:
- New Researcher Grants: two grants of $15,000 are offered in this category (CLOSED)
- Nadia Verrall Memorial Research Grant: one grant of $5,000 is offered in this category (CLOSED)
- Queensland Registration Board Legacy Research Grant: two grants of $10,000 are offered in this category (CLOSED).
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.
View Tips for completing the grant application .
Enquiries regarding the 2018 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 2018, 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 2018 New Researcher Grant are CLOSED.
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 2018 Nadia Verrall Memorial Research Grant are CLOSED.
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 2018 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.
Applications for the 2017 Queensland Registration Board Legacy Research Grant scheme are CLOSED.