Research & Education

The American Laryngological Association (ALA) supports and encourages research and education designed to advance knowledge in the field of laryngology.  This includes adult and pediatric issues in airway, voice and swallowing.  In addition, the ALA believes that additional training in Laryngology may be an area of interest for some otolaryngologists who have completed residency training.  Therefore, the ALA Council has worked to develop a set of suggested Guidelines for Laryngology Fellowship Training.


Research funding is available through grants sponsored by the ALA/ALVRE Research Grant fund and the Seymour Cohen Research Grant.  The Research Committee of the ALA will coordinate the review and selection process for our grants. The following research grants are available to our fellows and other laryngology-trained physicians:


The purpose of this grant is to support basic, translational, or clinical research projects in laryngology, voice, outcomes and related subjects.

Amount:  $15,000.00 Maximum.

Term:  12 months, non renewable

ALA – Seymour R. Cohen Research Grant

The purpose of this grant is to support basic science or translational research projects in the area of laryngology or neurolaryngology with relevance to the pediatric population.

Amount:   $15,000.00 Maximum

Term:   12 months, nonrenewable

To receive the full details on both grants including eligibility conditions, and requirements, and to obtain the application materials, please contact our Administration, Maxine Cunningham


Educational activities of the ALA occur primarily through the scientific program of the annual meeting. The meeting provides a platform for investigators to present their research. In addition, the Baker Lecture and the State-of-the-Art Lecture provide an opportunity for recognized experts to share their expertise with meeting participants. Finally, the program committee of the annual meeting is responsible for providing interactive panel sessions during which experts and audience participants can discuss their views on designated topics.