Outreach Grant Program

Outreach Grant Program

The Academy’s Outreach Grant Program supports members’ development of and participation in outreach to allied health and other health care-related providers. This program is made possible by the generous funding of the American Academy of Audiology Foundation (AAAF).

The grants will be awarded by the Health-Care Relations Committee for outreach activities that support the Academy’s priority focus of outreach to referring providers and can include (but is not limited to) travel and registration support for presentations of audiology-related content at non-audiology conferences, development of a referring provider informational podcast, state or local provider outreach activities, development of implementation science endeavors, etc.

Non-audiology conferences are considered those in which the main audience are health-care providers outside of the fields of audiology, speech and hearing, communication disorders, otolaryngology, neurotology, hearing science, or other ear and balance-related professions.

Special consideration will be given to activities proposed to engage referring providers, such as primary care physicians, nurse practitioners, family physicians, gerontologists, and pediatricians.

Refer to the rubric below when formulating your application.

In the first cycle (2019) of the grant program, the Academy awarded a $1000 grant to Maryrose McInerney, PhD, CCC-A, and her colleague Aviva Klugmann, AuD, FAAA, CCC-A, both of the Hackensack Audiology & Hearing Aid Associates, to support the “No Adult Left Behind” hearing screening initiative.  Drs. McInerney and Klugmann have developed a comprehensive physician-outreach campaign.  Their efforts include presentations, direct outreach to local providers, and the development of a printed brochure to distribute widely.  Drs. McInerney and Klugmann will share their resources through the Academy to help other audiologists in their outreach efforts.  The second cycle for grant funding is now open.

Eligibility and Award Amount

Members of the American Academy of Audiology who are in good standing are eligible to apply for this funding mechanism. Awardees must also hold Academy membership at the time of activity execution. Applicants will be required to submit a detailed budget with rationale to fund expenses associated with the outreach activity up to $1,000.

Up to three awards of no more than $1,000 each will be given out for this application cycle.

Application Procedure

The requesting member must complete application forms in full to be considered. The application includes the following critical elements:

The application deadline is January 31, 2020, for the second grant cycle.  Check back for the next submission cycle timeline.

Applicants will be notified by  March 15. The award activity must take place between January 1 and December 31, 2020.

Award Disbursement

Immediately following the completion of the activity and no later than 30 days after the activity is completed, the awardee is responsible for submitting reimbursement documentation and a post-activity report.

Activity Report

The post-activity report will include outcomes of the measurable goals proposed by the awardee in the original application. The report will also request feedback from the awardee regarding this funding mechanism. Long-term follow-up surveys may be received by the awardee up to 12 months after the completion of the activity to track longer-term outcomes. Information from the activity report may be used by Health-Care Relations Committee members and Academy staff to highlight outreach efforts through media outlets (e.g., Audiology Today, Academy Website, etc.)