Permissible Uses of Student Research Award (SRA) Funds

Important information for SRA applicants and recipients

The following lists of permitted and non-permitted uses of SRA funds are intended as a guide and are not comprehensive. To ensure that an expense qualifies for reimbursement, especially if it is not listed here, be sure to contact the NHCA Scholarship Foundation for approval before incurring the expense.    

Permissible uses of SRA funds include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Participant incentives and reimbursements
  • Expenses associated with attending any conference(s) at which the research project is presented (including, but not limited to, the NHCA’s annual conference)*
  • Other travel related to the research project
  • Computer/peripherals designated for the research project
  • Funds needed to access and use specialized equipment or lists
  • Document or paywall purchases
  • Copier use
  • Publication costs
  • Presentation materials

Non-permitted uses of SRA funds include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Membership, licensure, and certification fees
  • Travel not specifically related to the research project
  • Computer/peripherals for general academic or personal use

*SRA recipients who choose to present their research at the National Hearing Conservation Association (NHCA) annual conference are eligible for up to $1,000 in additional funds to cover associated expenses.  Recipients may use scholarship funds to present their research at conferences other than NHCA, but are not eligible for the additional funds. 

If you have any questions, please contact:

Mr. James Jerome, President, NHCA Scholarship Foundation
Phone: (317) 841-9829
Email: [email protected]