The National Stuttering Association (NSA), the world’s largest support association for individuals affected by stuttering is committed to advancing knowledge, understanding and treatment of stuttering through research. In 1998 the NSA established a Research Committee to help enhance researches access to those affected by stuttering. In addition the NSA hosted the first ever joint symposium for scientists and consumers.
The Canadeo Family Research Award was created in 2011 by a generous gift from the Ernie Canadeo family. This (up to) $2500 award is presented annually through a competitive process for research relating to the cause, cure, treatment, or understanding of stuttering.
In 2013 the NSA announced the inaugural NSA Research Fund Award. Made possible by a gift from one of our very generous benefactors, the award will provide funding for one research project annually in the area of stuttering treatment, stuttering assessment, or basic research in stuttering. The award is intended to be used as start-up or support money for new or continuing research in the field of stuttering.
The NSA is pleased to bring researchers and their work to the stuttering community in many ways, including a variety of research surveys in which members of the community can serve as research participants.
The NSA is serious about the future of research for stuttering and is excited to be involved in advancing that future. Our goal is to continue the development of our funding capabilities so that the NSA will become a major influence in both the quantity and quality of research about stuttering.