Funding Opportunities

Bilingual Oral Language and Literacy Development & Disorders (BOLLD)

Project BOLLD is designed to build the capacity of young investigators at Florida State University with specialized knowledge of dual language learning to foster research and innovations for improving instructional supports and services for children from culturally and linguistically diverse background. The U.S. Department of Education Office of Special Education Programs funded project will support doctoral students to specialize in bilingual oral language and literacy development and disorders. The project is for students who are interested in bilingual language and literacy and the influence of culture, disability, and poverty. Applicants should hold a master’s degree or be enrolled in a graduate program in Speech-Language Pathology or a related discipline (e.g. Linguistics, Special Education, Education, or Psychology). For more information, please click here.

Improving Language and Literacy Outcomes in High-Need Populations

Improving Language and Literacy (L&L) Outcomes in High-Need Populations is a federally funded personnel preparation project to support preservice training of SLPs with specialized training in prevention, identification, and evidence-based intervention of speech, language and literacy disorders in high-need populations (children living in poverty, achieving far below grade level, experiencing homelessness, and English learners). Student trainees funded by the L&L project will participate in specialized coursework and practica in community programs focused on serving children with or at risk for speech, language and literacy disorders who may be at risk for academic failure. Students accepted to the Communication Science and Disorders graduate program are eligible to apply. Please contact Dr. Emily Lakey ( for more information or apply now.