Grants and Bursaries

Clinical Research Grant

Please note:  CAA will not be awarding a Clinical Research Grant in 2016.  Please check this page in 2017 to apply for the 2017 Clinical Research Grant.

Testimonials from Past Recipients of the Clinical-Research Grant:

2012 Clinical-Research Grant
Lead Researcher: Akram Keymanesh
Co-Authors: M. Kathleen Pichora-Fuller, Marilyn Reed, Heather Finkelstein, Debbie Ostroff
Project: Could cognitive screening improve the delivery of audiology services to older adults?

Testimonial: “CAA Clinical-Research Grant has given me an opportunity to take research from the lab to the real world. I could integrate scientific evidences from my own patients into my clinical practice. I have also come up with more research questions giving me a strong motivation to continue research within clinical work. I am also very delighted to share common interests with other researchers and clinicians, and to collaborate with them in my research work.” – Akram Keymanesh

2011 Clinical-Research Grant
Lead Researcher: Marshall Chasin
Project: Compression release time for Japanese and other CVC languages

Testimonial: “The support that I received from the CAA Clinical-Research Grant has assisted me in pursuing clinical research that is relevant to the care of my clients. I also found that personally the vote of confidence that the CAA demonstrated in awarding me this grant, and allowing me to present it at the annual CAA conference, was a great boost to my energy level. Diversity is the key to functioning as a clinical audiologist for almost 35 years, and occasional research (such as that sponsored by the CAA) adds to the enjoyment of my work life.” – Marshall Chasin

Student Bursary

Bursary Information

The purpose of the bursary is to allow students to have access to information of particular value for research in their final year; for future clinical career decisions; for fostering inter-professional relations and patient care.


  • Must be a Canadian citizen or resident
  • Students in a  Canadian  audiology  program  attending  their  penultimate  year  of  study  (at the time of the meeting they will be attending and for which the travel bursary is being given)
  • Canadian students who are studying audiology abroad, any year
  • Non-­audiology students who want to attend the conference if the award selection committee deems the application suitable. Some examples of non-­audiology categories are: engineers focused on hearing aid design; SLP students interested in audiology topics; ENT residents; and psychology students studying psychoacoustics or the emotional impact of sudden hearing loss.

Application Requirements

  • Applicant must be a citizen or permanent resident of Canada
  • Applicant must be enrolled in the Fall as a student in a career program
  • Applications must include
    • A short essay (500-­‐1000 words) explaining why attendance at the conference is of benefit to the applicant.  The merit of the essay will be the method of selecting the successful bursary award winner.
    • Estimated cost of transportation and accommodation.

Essay Question: What Attendance at this Conference Means to Me