National Stuttering Association

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We are honored to award the National Stuttering Association’s 2023 CASE Research Grant to Dr. Jeanne Nakamura of Claremont Graduate University for the study, Fluency and Flow Experiences in the Daily Lives of People Who Stutter- An Experience Sampling Study!

Dr. Jeanne Nakamura is an associate professor in the Division of Behavioral & Organizational Sciences at Claremont Graduate University. She co-founded the Positive Psychology concentration and co-directs the Quality of Life Research Center, a nonprofit research institute dedicated to the study of positive psychology, the science of such human strengths as creativity, intrinsic motivation, and responsibility. Throughout her career, she has investigated positive psychology in a developmental context, including engagement and creativity, mentoring and good work, and aging well.

The NSA CASE Research Grant is a $15,000 funding opportunity is designed to support research that will contribute to our knowledge about stuttering in the areas of Community, Advocacy, Support, and/or Education (CASE) as they relate to the NSA’s Mission.


  • Proposals to the NSA CASE program must be for academic research projects on stuttering. Proposals for activities other than research are not eligible (e.g., program evaluations, professional development, curriculum development, scholarships, capital projects). Additionally, proposals for research studies focused on areas other than stuttering, are not eligible.
  • Principal Investigators (PIs) and Co-PIs applying for an NSA CASE grant must hold a doctorate in an academic discipline or professional field, or appropriate experience in a research-related profession. While graduate students may be part of the research team, they may not be named the PI or Co-PI on the proposal.
  • The PI must be affiliated with a non-profit organization or public/governmental institution that is willing to serve as the administering organization if the grant is awarded. The NSA does not award grants directly to individuals. Examples include non-profit or public colleges, universities, school districts, and research facilities, as well as other non-profit organizations with a 501(c)(3) determination from the IRS.
  • The PI’s institution/organization where the proposed research will take place must be in the United States.
  • Applicants must be able to provide proof of IRB approval to the NSA Research Committee within 45 days of the award notification.


  • Proposed budgets for this program are limited to $15,000 total and may not include indirect cost charges.
  • Projects proposed may not be longer than 2 years in duration.
  • PIs and Co-PIs may only hold one active research grant from the NSA at a time. (This restriction does not apply to the administering organization; organizations may submit as many proposals as they like as long as they are for different projects and have different research teams.
  • This award is not intended to provide the investigator with additional or extended support for an existing study already supported through extramural funds.

Evaluation Criteria

  • Significance to the discipline
  • Innovation
  • Relevance to the NSA Mission
  • Approach
  • Merit of investigator (Note: Priority will be given to new investigators)
  • Environment/Feasibility
  • Quality of proposal
  • Budget justification


  • Opportunity posting: May 1, 2024
  • Application deadline: July 15, 2024 5:00 PM/ET
  • Award announcement: Mid September 2024