New Century Scholars Research Grant

American Speech-Language-Hearing Foundation

New Century Scholars Research Grant is given to an individual who has a Ph.D. or research doctorate within the discipline of communication sciences and disorders. The grant provides four awards of $25,000 to encourage research that has a ground-breaking or high impact on the discipline of communication sciences and disorders.

Key Information

Eligibility Requirements

  • Age/Grade Level:
    The investigator must have received a Ph.D. or equivalent research doctorate.
  • Financial Need:
    Not Mentioned
  • Major/Career:
    The investigator must have received a Ph.D. or equivalent research doctorate within the discipline of communication sciences and disorders.
  • Organization:
    Preference for funding consideration will be given to ASHA members.
  • Miscellaneous:
    The applicants must have the following: 1. The research must have significance and direct application to communication sciences and disorders.2. The setting where the research will be pursued must be an environment conducive to completing the investigation.3. Experienced investigators should provide an explanation of why the proposed work represents new effort that is not fundable from existing research support or is not an extension of funding that is currently supporting the work. Further, a clear description of the potential impact of the research must be included. With regard to funding, experienced investigators are those whose current or recent professional history indicates "principal investigator" or "co-investigator" status on research funding with direct costs exceeding $50,000 from agencies other than the investigator's host institution.

Application Details

  • Judging Criteria:
    A review panel will evaluate the proposals based on the following five criteria:The Significance of the research substantiates the potential for the study to advance the discipline of communication sciences and disorders and to impact clinical needs relevant to speech-language pathology or audiology.The Approach reveals the merits of the design for accomplishing the specific aims of the study and, if applicable, the potential challenges to moving the study toward completion. The appropriateness and feasibility of a detailed account of the method, including measurement and data analysis plans, will be considered.The perceived ability of the Investigator to carry out the study in the specified time period is reflected by appropriate training, experience, and past accomplishments. The Investigator outlines clear and detailed management and budget plans for carrying out the study.The scientific Environment describes the extent to which the facilities, resources, personnel, and subjects needed to carry out the activities described in the proposal are available to the investigator.Innovation of the study is reflected by refinement, improvement, or new application of theoretical concepts, methods, or interventions. The investigator should qualify how the research is groundbreaking and has potential to make an impact on the discipline.Reviewers will assign scores on a 19 scale for each criterion. In addition, reviewers will assign an Overall Impact score based on all five criteria. The Overall Impact score tends to reflect reviewers' assessment of whether a significant study will be completed competently, be disseminated widely, will move the field forward, and will yield a substantial research program.The five criteria contribute differentially to the Overall Impact score to correspond to the goals and funding level of the grant competition. Because these grants are expected to seed new ideas, the study is expected to have high Significance and Innovation. The Approach and the Investigator criteria are expected to reflect high feasibility for a successful study within the proposed timeframe. Note that the investigator will be evaluated in comparison to other researchers at a similar point in their careers.
  • Transcript:
    Not required
  • Resume/Activity List:
    Not required

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