External Funding Opportunities
This list includes several federal and private agencies that provide research funding. It is not intended to be a comprehensive list, but rather a guide to organizations that fund research in otolaryngology and specialty areas.
American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA)
Are you an otolaryngologist looking to advance your research career? Consider applying to attend the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association's (ASHA) Lessons for Success conference. For over a decade, ASHA has been offering this highly successful grant-writing conference to early-career researchers in the field of communication sciences and disorders. In an effort to accelerate interdisciplinary collaboration, ASHA is now expanding Lessons for Success to include slots specifically dedicated to otolaryngologists.
Lessons for Success aims to prepare researchers to compete successfully for federal research funding though the most appropriate mechanism for their career stage. The conference includes lectures, mock reviews, roundtable discussions, and small-group sessions focused on grant-writing skills and professional competencies needed to succeed in a research career.
The program is achieving positive outcomes according to our most recent surveys. Two years after attending Lessons for Success, 84% of the 2013 participants considered the program influential in helping advance their research career, and 68% had successfully secured research funding. Five years after attending, 90% of the 2010 participants continued to hold an academic-research or research position, and of those who were assistant professors at the time of their participation, 63% had successfully earned tenure.
- Final year resident, post-residency fellow, candidacy-level MD/PhD student, or junior-level faculty (assistant professor)
- Applied for extramural research funding (success obtaining prior funding is preferred but not required)
Date and Location: April 18-20, 2016 at the ASHA National Office in Rockville, MD
Application Instructions: www.asha.org/Research/L4S/Application-Instructions/
Deadline: January 12, 2016
The program is supported by a U13 grant from the National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD) and is co-sponsored by ASHA and the American Speech-Language-Hearing Foundation. Funds are provided for travel, lodging, and meals in accordance with ASHA policy.
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