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The NZSTA offers funding grants to members seeking to develop or complete clinical or professional knowledge, study or research that will benefit the NZSTA or the speech-language therapy profession. 

Value: Up to $2,000 per application.

 

Selection criteria

Factors considered in decision-making:

  1. Relevance to the speech-language therapy profession in New Zealand, in particular, including likely contribution to the evidence-based practice of New Zealand speech-language therapists.
  2. Contribution to the body of knowledge in a distinctive or significant way.
  3. Applicant’s history of active participation in or contribution to the NZSTA or speech-language therapy in Aotearoa New Zealand.
  4. Applicant’s history of disseminating knowledge to SLTs and therapy stakeholders. 
  5. Record of recent funding from the NZSTA.   Members are limited to one successful Funding Grant every three years.
  6. Applicant’s plan to disseminate the knowledge gained as a result of the research.

If the funding grant is for research:

  • A clear budget must be provided for a small project, and people must apply for specific amounts, up to a maximum of $2,000.
  • A statement about the likelihood that the research can be completed within 18 months of the funding being granted must be provided.
  • There is an expected commitment to presenting findings at NZSTA professional development events and/or sharing them in an NZSTA publication.

If the funding grant is for a course/conference attendance:

  • Information about whether the applicant will present at the course or conference must be provided.
  • There is an expected commitment to presenting findings at NZSTA professional development events and/or sharing them in an NZSTA publication.
  • A clear budget must be provided, and people must apply for specific amounts, up to a maximum of $2,000.


Application process


Applications should be made in writing by 5pm on 30 June annually.

The Awards and Grants Committee may consider applications after the June deadline if funding is available.

Funding Application Form

 

Award Recipients of Previous Years

  • 2022: Rosemary Dwyer, Patty Govender, Estelle Pretorius & Philippa Friary
  • 2021: Awarded to Shannon Hennig, Jennifer Lyons & Laura Fuller 
  • 2020: Awarded to Mel Street and Vanessa Parmar
  • 2019: Awarded to Lise Bakker, Esther Hoh and Shauna Pali 
  • 2018: Awarded to Selena Donaldson 
  • 2017: Awarded to Kate Cook and Voon Pang
  • 2016: Awarded to Anna Miles and Beth Rees 
  • 2015: awarded to Jane Musgrave and Janelle Irvine 
  • 2014: awarded to Selena Donaldson and Caralyn Purvis