Clinical Research Grants


SAC Clinical Research Grants

Sponsored by BMS Group

Launched in 2007, SAC's Clinical Research Grants aim to increase the clinical evidence base in the fields of speech-language pathology and audiology in Canada. Each year, SAC may award up to two grants of $3,500 each.

View the current recipients.

View past recipients and research topics.



The principal applicant must: 

  • Be a practicing speech-language pathologist or audiologist.
  • Be a member of SAC.
  • Have, at a minimum, a master's degree (or equivalent) in speech-language pathology or audiology.
  • Have at least one year of clinical experience. 



Applicants are required to complete and submit the application form and provide additional supporting documentation, as mentioned in the application form.

The application deadline has now passed..



SAC’s Clinical Research Grants Committee will evaluate submissions on the following criteria:

  • Research question has practical clinical application.
  • Research findings will increase research capacity - i.e. lead to clinical research in the future
  • Research findings will be useful to other SAC Members in their day-to-day clinical interactions (screening, diagnostic or rehabilitative) with clients.
  • Evidence of a strong research team as demonstrated by previous successful research experience on the part of the clinician applicant or mentor. For example: peer-reviewed publications, scholarly presentations or grants. 
  • Research project is doable within the proposed costs, methods and projected timeframe.
  • SAC Clinical Research Grant Submission — Evaluation Rubric


​Mentorship Program

Previous SAC CRG recipients have volunteered to mentor applicants and provide guidance on submitting a strong proposal.
If you are interested in submitting an application for a CRG and are looking for guidance, contact Chantal Kealey for a list of mentors. 




For Grant Recipients:

Interim Reporting Form: To be completed by recipient one year into research.

Final Reporting Form: To be completed by recipient once research is complete.



Chantal Kealey, 
Director of Audiology
1.800.259.8519 ext. 281