The International Developmental Language Disorder Research Conference was held from 19-21 September, 2022 (#IDLDRC), providing a platform to share research about Developmental Language Disorder (DLD). The conference included more than 50 presentations delivered by researchers from all around the world.

IDLDRC addressed the roadblocks to sharing the learning and insights that sit in the hands of a few, but could potentially change the lives of people with DLD.

Profits from IDLDRC have been dedicated to the establishment of a DLD Research Grant to be awarded in 2023. The research grant is valued at $10,000 AUD. Read on for more details about the grant guideline and timelines


How to apply

The information below provides an overview of the grant application process. It is designed to help you determine if your organisation meets eligibility requirements and if your project will meet funding principles. 

If you can’t find the information you need or have any doubts, please email us at connect@thedldproject.com. We are happy to answer questions and provide additional guidance.


Researchers and clinicians are invited to apply for the IDLDRC Developmental Language Disorder Research Grant 2023. Through the application process, the research team need to demonstrate their ability to undertake the project and achieve positive outcomes for individuals with DLD.

Application Process

Please submit your proposal via email to connect@thedldproject.com by close of business on Monday 12 June 2023.

Access the research grant application form here.

Thank you to our 2022 IDLDRC Sponsors



The Informed SLP is a website dedicated to connecting clinicians and scientists with each other’s work. They read hundreds of journals and articles each month, then distill the clinically actionable information into a monthly digest. 

Search their database to learn more, at www.theinformedslp.com

Gold Sponsor

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Keynote Sponsor

(Prof Dorothy Bishop)

Based in Western Australia, Fremantle Speech Pathology Services is a dynamic multidisciplinary clinic with over 25 therapists working across language and literacy areas.

The clinic promotes a strong culture of collaboration and support across the speech pathology community; it provides practical clinical experience for final year speech pathology students, which affords enormous satisfaction for all involved.

Visit the Fremantle Speech Pathology Services website for more information.

Become a Sponsor of IDLDRC 2023

There are different levels of sponsorship packages for IDLDRC 2022 and recognition will be given to each sponsor at online events, in pre-conference marketing materials, and on thedldproject.com. This is a great opportunity to highlight your business, program or institution in front of conference participants, researchers, educators, people with DLD and their families.

IDLDRC provides an excellent opportunity for your organisation to:

  • Gain exposure to national, regional and international delegates;
  • Maintain a high profile with your target market;
  • Demonstrate your involvement, commitment and support of people with DLD and those who empower them;
  • Launch new products and services.
If you’d like to discuss sponsorhsip opportunities for IDLDRC 2023 please send us an email at connect@thedldproject.com.

Who Hosted IDLDRC 2022?

The International DLD Research Conference was coordinated by The DLD Project in Australia. We are an impact focussed social enterprise founded to elevate awareness and understanding of DLD.