The International Developmental Language Disorder Research Conference provides a platform to share research about Developmental Language Disorder (DLD). 

IDLDRC, now in in its fourth year, continues to overcome a myriad of roadblocks that prevent the sharing of learnings 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. The 2024 DLD Research Grant is valued at $10,000 AUD. 

Due to our lower conference registration fee in 2023, this years $10,000 grant would not have been possible without the fundraising efforts of Robert Wells, Cindy Stirling and the incredible DLD ambassadors in Western Australia. Thank you!

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 conference@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 2024. 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 conference@thedldproject.com by close of business on Monday 16 September 2024.

Access the research grant application form here.

Thank you to our 2023 IDLDRC Sponsors

platnium Sponsor

Based in Western Australia, Fremantle Speech Pathology Services is a dynamic multidisciplinary clinic with over 30 therapists working across speech, 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. 

Find out more about Fremantle Speech Pathology Services at their website.

keynote Sponsor

For 31 years our business has produced cost effective resources to support children with Developmental Language Disorder and speech, language and communication needs. Devised by experts and loved by children, our resources include clear instructions and our hallmark appealing illustrations. We are confident that our worksheets, assessments and apps will work for you and the children you support. 

Visit https://www.blacksheeppress.co.uk/

keynote Sponsor

Mosinian Research & Consultancy, leverages implementation science to advance evidence-based services for children with communication disorders and to help researchers, practitioners, and organizations in Cyprus and around the world transform education and healthcare systems.

Visit the Mosinian Research & Consultany website.

Become a Sponsor of IDLDRC 2024

There are different levels of sponsorship packages for IDLDRC 2024 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 2024 please send us an email at conference@thedldproject.com.

Who Hosted IDLDRC 2023?

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.