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.
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.
Please email the completed application package to Chantal Kealey at firstname.lastname@example.org by May 31, 2019.
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
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.
- How to Write a Research Proposal (Part 1) - By: Paul T.P. Wong, Ph.D., C.Psych.
- Informatics Research Proposal by Alex Lascarides
- SAC Lunch & Learn Webcast: How to Submit an Application for an SAC Clinical Research Grant
- Past recipients and research topics
- Does my data collection activity require ethics review? (provided by University of Waterloo)
- Tri-Council Policy Statement: Ethical Conduct for Research Involving Humans – A joint policy of Canada’s three federal research agencies: Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR), the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC), and the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC)
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.
Director of Audiology
1.800.259.8519 ext. 281