Academy Announces New Educational Grant
The American Academy of Audiology is pleased to support research by new investigators, students, and scientists through the Research Grants in Hearing and Balance Program. This program is generously supported by the American Academy of Audiology Foundation. Over the past decade, this program has awarded nearly 70 grants. The development of this research grants program underscores the commitment of the Academy and the American Academy of Audiology Foundation to the promotion of research among audiologists. This program provides a means for encouraging research as part of a student’s training program, and for the development of current investigators and their scientific endeavors within our profession.
At this time, we are excited to introduce a NEW grant type: Research in Audiology Education. The Academy has identified a significant need for improving our understanding the efficacy of audiology educational practices, and will be offering a new research grant mechanism in audiology education. Compared to other doctoring professions, such as dentistry, pharmacy, or physical therapy, there is a paucity of research related to education in our profession. As we have come to expect evidence to support clinical-decision making, it is equally important that we have evidence for audiology educational decision-making.
Areas of research endeavor that would support the development of the science of audiology education would be multi-faceted. Apart from scientific and clinical research questions, this grant will encourage hypothesis-driven research proposals on educational processes and outcomes in the field of audiology. The criteria may include the following:
- Examination of the efficacy of problem-based learning
- Examination of the outcomes of the use of standardized patients in performance assessment
- Comparison of the outcomes of distance-based vs. face-to-face formats for course delivery.
These are just a few examples of the topics of research that are critical to explore in the development of evidence-based audiology education. This grant will be available to all who are eligible for funding for the Research Grants in Hearing and Balance Program with a particular emphasis on investigators with experience in audiology education.
- New Investigator Research Grant: A grant up to $10,000
- NEW! Research in Audiology Education Grant: A grant up to $10,000
- Student Investigator Research Grant: Grants up to $5,000
- Student Summer Research Fellowship: A stipend up to $2,500
The deadline for submitting a grant application is October 4, 2016. Click here to learn more.