We have issued our 2013 “Request for Applications” in order for researchers to apply for CASANA Apraxia research grants. CASANA believes that our CAS Research Grant program is critically important as it is the only dedicated funding available for CAS research. Funding will be expanded this year because of the great success of last year’s Walk for Children with Apraxia of Speech. CASANA’s research funding program continues to emphasize an interest in clinical research projects aimed at the diagnosis and treatment of children with CAS. Additionally, CASANA is interested in early identification as well as approaches which include biophysical evidence alongside behavioral evidence. Finally, CASANA has expanded the program to include consideration of applications from Ph.D. candidates who are investigating CAS for their dissertation. In all instances and in all potential study areas, CASANA’s primary interest is in high quality scientific research that, upon completion, will be suitable and acceptable to peer-reviewed publications. As indicated in the evaluation “weight” given to research approach in the grant evaluation categories (see review criteria in the application), CASANA is interested in, and will only select for funding, relevant research proposals which are methodologically sound and which include appropriate and necessary experimental control.
- Grants will range from $25,000 – $50,000
- Ph.D. students who will be doing CAS research for their dissertation may apply for up to $5,000
An expert external review committee will read, evaluate, and recommend grants for funding to CASANA. All information, requirements, and instructions are provided in the application packet.