Request for Applications


With generous support from Bryan Medical, the Aerodigestive Society is fortunate to offer two up to $10,000 research grants to fund exceptional research proposals with an impact on the understanding of aerodigestive disorders, evaluation, treatment, and/or care delivery for this patient population.  The grant may fund a pilot study or augment an existing project.  

All projects must be significantly related to Aerodigestive disorders.  The applicant can be any practitioner or scientist focused on Aerodigestive disorders. The project proposed must be feasible and completed within 18 months.

These are the current priority lines of inquiry for the society:

  • What data are meaningful in classifying, diagnosing, and managing dysphagia as it relates to aerodigestive dysfunction, including minor laryngeal clefts?
  • How does the Aerodigestive Team model add value to patient care—as a whole, and as a sum of individual parts?
  • What is significant in diagnosing and managing chronic laryngeal inflammation (the ‘active larynx’)?
  • Issues related to esophageal atresia/tracheoesophageal fistula research.


Application Deadline: December 19, 2022 

Notification of Award: February 2023.

Award period: March 2023-December 2024


Application: Written application. The application includes title, investigator information, project summary/abstract, budget, specific research plan, and key personnel description. Instructions for the application are as outlined here, there is no “form” required.

Due to the grant size, neither salary support for PI effort nor institutional indirect costs are allowed.

Applications will be scored for overall impact on Aerodigestive medicine (pulm, otolaryngology, gastroenterology, speech-language pathology) with the components of significance, investigator’s experience to complete the prosed study, innovation, approach (scientific merit), and environment. 

Application submission: Email a word or PDF file to

Questions: Contact the Aerodigestive Research Committee,


Progress report at 12 months: Date, PI, title of project, budget spent, summary of findings, pitfalls. 

Final report at 18 months: Date, PI, title of project, Project in progress or completed, budget spent, a summary of findings, report of abstracts, presentations, planned manuscripts, pitfalls.

Abstract submission for 2023 or 2024 Aerodigestive Society Meeting. 

Post expires on Tuesday February 28th, 2023