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VASTA offers nearly $15,000 through eleven grants and awards every year to support its membership and other voice and speech career professionals. These funds provide valuable direct payments and reimbursements for attendance for VASTA's Annual Conference and broader professional development activities.
Annual Conference Funding Opportunities:
Clyde Vinson Memorial Scholarship
Designed for pre- or early career voice or speech trainers. Provides VASTA conference fee, travel reimbursement, annual membership and a cash award.
Applications due March 2024.
Equity, Diversity, & Inclusion Conference Travel Scholarship
Designed for members of an underrepresented group who have not attended a VASTA conference more than once and have a financial need to attend.
Provides one early career trainer and one graduate student a waived conference fee, travel reimbursement to the conference, and a free annual membership.
Applicants need not be current VASTA members.
Applications due TBA.
Annual VASTA Conference Travel Awards
Designed for current VASTA members who demonstrate a financial need to travel to the conference and do not live in the direct region where the conference is being held.
Provides reimbursement for event related expenses including materials, location rentals, presenter fees, and presenter travel.
Applications due March 2024.
Funding for Member Professional Development:
Interdisciplinary Engagement Grant
Designed for VASTA members seeking knowledge and links to other disciplines at a conference outside of the voice and speech environment.
Provides a grant for conference fees, travel and housing.
Application due at least six weeks before the conference registration due date.
Member Enrichment Grants
Designed for VASTA members of at least two consecutive years who want to hold networking events or regional mini-conferences.
Provides reimbursement of expenses related to these activities, including materials, location rentals, presenter fees, and presenter travel.
Applications received on a rolling basis.
Dorothy Mennen Research & Development Grant
Designed for VASTA members of at least four years.
Provides grants to two members for research or professional development.
Applications due November 27th.
Voice and Speech Review Awards:
Questions? Email the Awards & Grants Committee.