Research Grant

Deadline:  June 1, 2025

OSLHA is very pleased to continue its biennial Research Grant Seed Money Award! We want to demonstrate our investment and commitment to the important research accomplished by our professions and will do so by awarding a research grant up to $1500 to one professional, Doctoral student, Graduate student or Undergraduate student during the 2025/26 year.

Please be sure to provide all the information that is requested and ensure you can adhere to the timelines.

All the applications will be reviewed by a panel of researchers from across the state to select the submission most worthy of financial support. Awardees may be asked to present for the OSLHA Learning Academy and provide us with a written summary of the project once it is complete.

We are looking forward to seeing the outstanding research that is being done throughout Ohio!

Who’s Eligible

  • OSLHA members are eligible to apply for this Member-Exclusive opportunity!
  • Funding will include up to $1500 for one selected Professional or Doctoral, Graduate or Undergraduate student recipient.

Submission Requirements

Prepare an Arial, 9 pt, Single-Spaced, 3-page Research Summary describing:

  • Research Area
  • Description of purpose / Aim / Significance of project
  • Background to the study
  • Literature Review
  • Methods and project timeline; include participant consent process to be used
  • Itemized Budget (Please do not include salaries, wages, or honoraria to researchers or other study personnel)
  •  Followed By Applicable Attachments:
    • Reference Page
    • Research approval letter from sites where data will be collected
    • Indicate whether applicant’s employer requires IRB approval; include approval # if required
    • Students: Include research supervisor’s name and signature

Awardee Requirements

  1. File a midyear research progress report 6 months after award is made. This report should be no more than one page.
  2. File a final itemized financial report by August 30th of the year after the award was made. Include all receipts and an explanation of how the money was spent.
  3. Submit a proposal to present the research in the OSLHA Learning Academy
    1. You must follow all content submission procedures that are posted on the OSLHA website.
    2. This proposal must be submitted by the established submission deadline of the year after the award was made.
    3. If selected to present in a live format you may be required to pay the registration fee to attend and present.
  4. File a final research report by October 30th of the year after the award was made.


  • Submit your proposal by our Deadline: June 1, 2025.
  • Your proposal will be reviewed by a panel of research experts shortly after June 1, 2025.
  • Awards will be granted and participants notified of results by August 1, 2025.
  • File single page, Mid-Year research progress report by February 28, 2026.
  • File final itemized financial report with all receipts and spreadsheet confirming how funds were spent by August 30, 2026.
  • Submit proposal to present your research findings in the form of a presentation for the 2025 OSLHA Learning Academy by September 15, 2026.
  • File final research report by October 30, 2026.

Applicants must be active OSLHA Members. Log into your OSLHA Member Account and visit our Member Community Page to Complete and Submit a Research Grant Application for Consideration.

Become a Member!

Join our Membership Community Today!

  • Full Membership (Speech & Audiology Professionals): $99
  • Associate Membership (Allied Professions, Consumers, Clinical Fellows): $50
  • Student Membership (Full-time CSD Students): $25
  • Life Memberships Available to Lifetime Membership Participants


Benefits: Members receive significant discounts off OSLHA CE activities, member-exclusive online CE programming and accessibility to exceptionally priced professional liability insurance coverage, ALL Included in an annual membership. All memberships expire on June 30th.