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. 


Applications for the 2018 CRGs are now closed.


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