Advancing Scientific Voice Research

The Voice Foundation has a proud record of awarding educational and research grants to recipients who have become the world’s leading scientists and voice clinicians. Within the past several years, Voice Foundation grants totaling $80,000 have served as seed grants for over $13,000,000 in additional federal funding.

Read our Policies and Procedures on Institutional Grants for Educational and Research Projects
Download the: Grant Application

Please send your completed application per email to or per post to
The Voice Foundation
219 N. Broad St. 10FL
Philadelphia, PA 19107

Your Research Plan should not exceed six (6) typewritten pages. It should include the following:

1] Statement of Problem (please be brief)

2] Background Materials – This section should include a review of only the most significant work/research relating to the project. Include both relevant work you have carried out, and that by others. A reference list should be included as documentation.

3] Objectives – A statement of the long-term goals of the project should be included, as should the specific goals.

4] Method – The procedures used in the conduct of the research should be reviewed briefly. Moreover, a sample investigation should be described in detail (subjects, data base, apparatus, specific procedures, analysis techniques, etc.).

5] Significance – A short review of the contributions expected from the research should be included.

6] Facilities – Where appropriate, the available facilities should be described, especially if unusual techniques and resources are to be utilized.

NOTE about the BUDGET cover page: You may use your own detailed budget page should our format not readily coincide with yours. Be as specific as possible, listing all of the topics specified on our budget sheet.

SEED GRANTS: Voice Foundation institutional research and educational grants are generally modest in size. Maximum levels of support rarely exceed $15,000, and the majority of grants are under $10,000.

PROCESS: Upon receipt, proposals are promptly sent to the Chairman of the Advisory Board, who in turn selects an anonymous peer review panel. Each reviewer independently assigns a numerical grade to the proposal. Pending the schedules of the reviewers, the Foundation hopes to have completed, graded reviews within six weeks. The Project Director of a proposal which fails to gain the support of the review panel, as based upon a numerical grade average, will be promptly notified. A proposal which receives the necessary grade point is generally recommended to the Foundation’s Board of Directors for funding. The Board of Directors has final authority to vote to fund a proposal. This Board meets four times annually. The Project Director will be notified promptly pending the decision of the Board of Directors. Grant submission and approval is not dependent upon Board Meeting dates.

If you have any questions, feel free to contact The Voice Foundation staff for assistance.