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American Speech-Language-Hearing Association Research Mentoring-Pair Travel Award
The Research Mentoring-Pair Travel Award Program (RMPTA) is designed to foster the professional development of students and emerging scientists who have expressed an interest in research careers in communication sciences and disorders. RMPTA is given in conjunction with the Research Symposium held at the annual ASHA Convention.
RMPTA awardees (both protégés and mentors) receive an ASHA Convention registration fee waiver.
Protégés must be (a) a current student at the master's, AuD, or PhD level, (b) a postdoctoral fellow, or (c) a junior level faculty member (less than six years teaching/research experience in a tenure-track position or below the level of associate professor).
Special consideration will be given to individuals whose research or research interests are (a) relevant to the current year's Symposium topic, (b) interdisciplinary in nature, (c) translational in nature, or (d) related to issues of cultural or linguistic diversity.
Protégés must arrange to be mentored by an experienced investigator affiliated with an academic or clinical research environment. Your mentor may be affiliated with your university or based elsewhere, but you must be able to extend a relationship with your mentor beyond the Symposium.
The 2014 ASHA Convention will be held November 20–22, in Orlando, Florida.
Attend the Research Symposium on Saturday, November 22, 2014.
How to Apply
Both protégés and mentors will each need to complete a separate RMPTA online application form and upload documents through the online application system.
Deadline for receipt of the completed application packet is 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time, Tuesday, July 1, 2014.
Applicants will be notified of the status of their application in August. Awards will be disbursed post-Convention.
Questions? Please refer to the RMPTA FAQs. http://www.asha.org/Students/RMPTA-Application-Instructions-and-FAQs/
Still have questions? Contact ASHA's Academic Affairs and Research Education Unit at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Call for Applications: Advancing Academic-Research Careers (AARC) Award
The AARC Award is intended to support the academic-research careers of junior-level faculty in the field of communication sciences and disorders (CSD). Unlike a traditional research grant that only focuses on research, the AARC Award funds proposals that include both a teaching and a research component. Up to six awards of $5,000 each will be awarded in 2014.
Two awards will be dedicated to applications that focus on mentored activities related to both the teaching and conduct of clinical practice research. Clinical practice research in CSD is distinct from research aimed primarily at understanding the mechanisms underlying normal or disordered processing. Rather, it refers to research that focuses on the prevention, diagnostics, treatment, implementation, and outcomes measurement of communication, swallowing, and balance disorders. Clinical practice research, due to its applied nature, has the potential to impact clinical practice in the near term. ASHA has expanded funding to include these two additional awards to accelerate the generation of clinical practice research needed to support evidence-based practice.
Applicants work in conjunction with mentors to develop mentored teaching and research plans tailored to the applicant's career stage. The plans—which propose specific teaching and research activities that will be completed under the guidance of the mentors during the 18-month funding period—are submitted as part of the AARC application. Examples of acceptable activities include, but are not limited to
Mentored teaching activities, such as
learn new teaching or mentoring techniques
attend or present at a conference on the scholarship of teaching and learning
lead a mentoring program such as a journal club
incorporate theories of teaching/learning into your own courses
incorporate contemporary technologies (e.g., social media, telepractice) or instrumentation (e.g., fMRI) into course work and student mentoring
develop new curricula or unique learning opportunities (e.g., problem-based learning, interprofessional education, distance learning, or student research opportunities)
Mentored research activities, such as
learn a new research methodology or technique
attend or present at a research conference
participate in a training course on data analysis
train in another research lab
prepare a research manuscript or grant application
conduct a feasibility study or collect pilot data
The following eligibility criteria apply:
research doctoral degree (PhD or equivalent)
full-time tenure or non-tenure track faculty appointment in a CSD department in an academic institution in the United States at the time of disbursement
primary responsibilities include teaching and conducting research
fewer than 6 years of teaching/research experience or status below the level of associate professor
mentoring team composed of at least two mentors—one to support the applicant's teaching plan and one to support the applicant's research plan. (Note: All mentors must have research doctorates; at least one mentor must be a faculty member in a CSD department.)
Application Material Requirements
AARC applicants must complete an online application form and upload PDF documents through the online application system. Please see the application instructions for detailed descriptions of what to include in the following required materials:
mentored teaching plan
mentored research plan
budget proposal for the 18-month funding period
letter of recommendation from each member of the applicant's mentoring team
letter of support from the applicant's department chair (or equivalent)
All application materials must be submitted by 11:59 p.m. (Eastern Time), Thursday, May 15, 2014. Applicants will be notified of the status of their application in August 2014.
Questions? Please visit the AARC FAQs. http://www.asha.org/Students/AARC-Application-Instructions-and-FAQs/
Still have questions? Contact the Academic Affairs and Research Education unit at email@example.com.
Call for Applications: Students Preparing for Academic-Research Careers (SPARC) Award
As many as 10 students will be awarded up to $1,000 for teaching and research activities.
Deadline: May 15, 2014.
The goal of the Students Preparing for Academic-Research Careers (SPARC) Award is to foster students' interest in PhD education and academic research careers. Currently, there is a shortage of PhD-level faculty in communication sciences and disorders. Initially developed to address this shortage, this award continues as part of ASHA's commitment to research. The SPARC Award provides opportunities for students to participate in mentored teaching and research activities.
You are eligible to apply if your current education status is:
junior or senior undergraduate student enrolled in a communication sciences and disorders (CSD) program
first-year master's student enrolled in a CAA-accredited CSD program
first- or second-year entry-level clinical doctoral (e.g., AuD) student enrolled in a CAA-accredited program
holder of a BA degree and an offer of admission for enrollment in a master's CSD or AuD program for the 2014–2015 academic year
You are not eligible to apply if you are enrolled in a PhD program or if you already have a PhD degree. The goal of the SPARC award is to foster students' interest in the pursuit of a PhD education and a career in academia. The award is, therefore, limited to undergraduate, first year master's, and first- and second-year entry-level clinical doctoral students per eligibility criteria above.
You are eligible to receive the award if you will be a part-time or full-time student in academic year 2014–2015 as follows
first- or second-year student in a CAA-accredited master's speech language pathology program
first-, second-, or third-year entry-level student in a CAA-accredited clinical doctoral (e.g., AuD) program
Awardees must be National NSSLHA members at the time of the SPARC award allocation.
SPARC applicants must complete the online application form and upload PDF documents through the online application system. Please see the application instructions for detailed descriptions of what to include in the following required materials:
completed application form
CSD Career Mentoring Plan to include a Teaching Plan and a Research Plan
letter of recommendation from the primary mentor
commitment statement from the primary mentor
budget proposal for the 15-month funding period
Questions? Please refer to the SPARC FAQs http://www.asha.org/students/SparcFAQs/
Still have questions? Please contact Academic Affairs and Research Education at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Call for Submissions: American Speech-Language-Hearing Association Student Ethics Essay Award
Deadline for submissions: Friday, April 11, 2014
Submissions are now being accepted for the 2014 Student Ethics Essay Award (SEEA). The SEEA program is conducted as part of ASHA's efforts to enhance ethics education activities. The goal of the program is to encourage students to think about ethical decision making and create greater awareness of situations that could pose ethical dilemmas as they prepare to start careers in audiology, speech-language pathology, or speech, language, and hearing sciences.
Expanded program eligibility! The essay competition is now open to students who are enrolled in any undergraduate, post baccalaureate, or entry-level graduate program in communication sciences and disorders (CSD). Participating students write an essay on the selected ethics topic and submit it to their CSD program director or his/her designee for initial review; each program director/designee may select up to five student essays for submission to ASHA for the final review and selection process. Members of ASHA's Board of Ethics review the essays and select three winning authors, who receive
one student registration to ASHA Convention (first place winner only);
monetary prizes ($750, $500, and $250 for first, second, and third place, respectively);
certificates of achievement;
a 1-year national NSSLHA membership;
invitations to the NSSLHA Luncheon and Awards Ceremony during the ASHA Convention in November
Winners and their essays are recognized
on the ASHA website,
at the NSSLHA Luncheon and Awards Ceremony,
in The ASHA Leader.
Authors of winning essays will be notified in June 2014. See Student Ethics Essay Award recipients to view previous winners and read their winning essays.
The individual must be a student enrolled in any undergraduate, post baccalaureate, or entry-level graduate program in communication sciences and disorders (CSD).
The individual must be enrolled part time or full time during the 2013–2014 academic year.
2014 Student Ethics Essay
Topic: Supervisory Relationships
Despite what appears to be a successful graduate training experience in audiology or speech-language pathology, issues with ethical implications may arise during the supervisory relationship in your clinical education.
For questions on the SEEA or the submission process:
Lorraine Lennon, ethics program manager at email@example.com
Call for Nominations: American Speech-Language-Hearing Foundation 2014 Rolland J. Van Hattum Award for Contribution in the Schools
Deadline for Nominations: April 11, 2014
The American Speech-Language-Hearing Foundation (ASHFoundation) invites nominations for the 2014 Rolland J. Van Hattum Award for Contribution in the Schools. This award will be made to one individual in recognition of exemplary commitment and contribution to the delivery of audiology and/or speech-language pathology services within a school setting.
The Van Hattum Award is a memorial recognition of Rolland J. Van Hattum who had a long and distinguished career in the provision of services and support of audiology and speech-language pathology in the schools. He believed strongly in the dedication and professionalism of his colleagues in the schools and, until his death in 1987, continued to advocate for the support and recognition of their achievements. This award was established to advance the work of school-based professionals in serving persons with communication disorders.
A plaque and an award of $1,000 will be given to the recipient of the 2014 Rolland J. Van Hattum Award. In addition, $500 will be awarded to the school system that the recipient represents, to further the work for which she/he is being honored. The recipient will be announced and honored at the November 2014 ASHA Convention in Orlando, Florida.
Criteria for Selection
A nominee for the 2014 Van Hattum Award should demonstrate outstanding commitment and specific contribution to the delivery of audiology and/or speech-language pathology services in a school setting. Eligible activities or achievements for which the award will be given could include, but would not be limited to:
the conduct of exemplary clinical services, supervision, or research in a school setting;
the development of an innovative program (e.g., clinical, training) in a school setting with an emphasis on those that are replicable; or
the promotion or enhancement of public or private support for audiology and speech-language pathology services in the schools.
Following are specific eligibility criteria that should be addressed in the nomination:
The nominee must be an audiologist or speech-language pathologist employed by a school system (e.g., serving pre-K through high school setting). Excludes individual or agency contractors.
The contribution for which the individual is nominated must have been made within a school system.
The nominee's commitment to the delivery of services in the schools must be evidenced by a specific activity or achievement or a series of related integrated activities resulting in the achievement of a common goal.
The contribution of the nominee must reflect a direct, observable, and demonstrable impact.
The nominee's commitment and contribution to the delivery of services in the schools must be clearly identified as outstanding (e.g., innovative; creative in utilization of resources; collaborative efforts).
All nominations for the 2014 Van Hattum Award must be submitted through the online submission system. For instructions on how to start your nomination, please see the Submission Procedures below. Since the Review Panel is dependent upon the information provided, it is important that the nomination materials are prepared carefully. Absence of required information will automatically exclude any potential candidate from consideration.
Nominators must complete the online Nomination and Summary Form and upload the prepared Nomination Document, according to the instructions provided.
Nomination and Summary Form (online)
For this form on the online submission system, nominators will be asked to provide the following information:
Nominee's contact information
Nominator's contact information
Summary Statement: In three sentences or less, state why this individual was nominated, highlighting the specific achievement.
Nomination Document (one PDF file, limit 10 pages)
The following required components should be compiled into one PDF file for submission.
Nomination Narrative (addressed to the Review Panel). Provide a brief biographical introduction to the nominee, summarizing his or her educational and career activities.
Describe the nominee's contributions to the advancement of audiology and/or speech-language pathology service delivery in the school setting. Address the following specific areas, using these statements as narrative headers.
The nature of the individual's contribution (i.e., primary contribution and related achievements).
The way in which the individual's contribution is outstanding and unique.
The direct impact (both short-term and long-term) and significance of the contribution.
The target population served by the activity or achievement.
Case for Support: Provide evidence of support for the nomination through letters, statements, or a combination of both. These testimonial documents should be from audiologists, speech-language pathologists, or related professionals and, where appropriate, from a recipient of services (or family member of individual served).
All sections of the Nomination Document should be uploaded as ONE sequential PDF file. Font size should be set at 12 point, non-compressed font with margins of at least 1 inch. The Nomination Document should be single spaced and will be limited to not more than 10 pages. Any page(s) exceeding the limitation will be removed before circulation to the Review Panel.
Nominations for the 2014 Rolland J. Van Hattum Award for Contributions in the Schools will be accepted between now and April 11, 2014. In order to submit a nomination for this award, please take the following steps:
E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org and include "2014 Van Hattum Nomination" in the subject line and include your ASHA membership number, if applicable, in the body of the e-mail.
Within 24 business hours you will receive a reply e-mail providing the link to the Van Hattum Award Nomination Site.
Once the link for the Van Hattum Award Nomination Site is provided, complete the online Nomination and Summary Form and upload your prepared Nomination Document (PDF file).
No extensions will be granted beyond the April 11 deadline. Confirmation that your submission has been received will be sent by e-mail.
Please direct questions to the ASHFoundation Program Administrator at 301-296-8703 or email@example.com.
Call for Nominations: 2014 American Speech-Language-Hearing Foundation 2014 State Clinical Achievement Awards and Louis M. DiCarlo Award for Recent Clinical Achievement
Deadline for Nominations: April 4, 2014
The American Speech-Language-Hearing Foundation (ASHFoundation) invites all State Speech-Language-Hearing Associations to participate in the 2014 Clinical Achievement Awards program.
State Clinical Achievement Award recipients and the DiCarlo Award recipient will be chosen for advancement of knowledge in clinical practice as evidenced by significant recent accomplishment within the past six years in audiology and/or speech-language pathology.
2014 ASHFoundation State Clinical Achievement Awards
Each state association is asked to select one individual from within the state to receive an award for demonstrated contributions to the advancement of knowledge in clinical practice in audiology or speech-language pathology within the last six years. That individual named by the state association will receive a certificate from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Foundation and will be named the 2014 State Clinical Achievement Award Winner. State associations are asked to establish the mechanisms by which their nominees are determined, but are advised to recognize recent achievement based on criteria for selection of the DiCarlo Award recipient.
2014 Louis M. DiCarlo Award for Recent Clinical Achievement
The DiCarlo Award is a memorial recognition of Louis M. DiCarlo who had a long and distinguished clinical career in communication sciences and disorders before his death in 1996 at the age of 93.
From among all the 2014 State Clinical Achievement Award Winners, one individual will be chosen as the recipient of the 2014 Louis M. DiCarlo Award for Recent Clinical Achievement. That person will receive a recognition plaque and a grant of $1,500 to further the work upon which the award is based. The recipient of the 2014 DiCarlo Award will be announced and recognized at the November 2014 ASHA Convention in Orlando, Florida.
Nominees are not limited to any one type of clinical achievement or activity and past nominees are eligible. However, the achievement must be specific, well-defined, and clearly within the time limit of the last six years. Eligible activities or accomplishments for which an individual might receive the DiCarlo Award include, but are not restricted to, the following examples.
A single achievement with a client or group of clients.
A specific clinical service or training program.
A specific achievement in a state or local organization or government agency activity.
A specific accomplishment in clinical teaching, research or administration.
Note: The DiCarlo Award is not a general lifetime award, nor is it for general accomplishment over a six-year period. Nominations must be framed on a single, specific, well-defined achievement in order to meet award eligibility.
Past recognized projects included: a new treatment technique; innovative urban service delivery program; new clinical research; a training video addressing an unmet need; a multicultural parent training program; a unique hospital program; a successful state legislative initiative.
All nominations for the State Clinical Achievement Award and thereafter the DiCarlo Award must be submitted through the online submission system. For instructions on how to start your nomination, please see the Submission Procedures below. Since the Review Panel is dependent upon the information provided, it is important that the required nomination materials are prepared carefully. Absence of requested information will automatically exclude any potential candidate for consideration.
Nominators must complete the online Nomination and Summary Form and upload the prepared Nomination Narrative, according to the instructions provided.
Recent Achievement: Identify the year(s) of recent, specific achievement, which must be within the last six years. The nominator must give the rationale if more than one year relates to the recent achievement.
Summary Statement: In three sentences or less, state why this individual was selected as your state nominee.
Selection Process: Describe the state association's process for selecting the state nominee and preparing the nomination.
Nomination Narrative (one PDF file, limit 9 pages)
The nominator should prepare the Nomination Narrative (addressed to the Review Panel) to explain the rationale for why the individual is a candidate for the award. This narrative text should include the following A–D section headers:
Identification and description of the outstanding clinical achievement.
(Include information on when and where the specific achievement took place.)
Description of the significance of the recent achievement.
Explanation of how the nominee's actions have advanced knowledge in the area of clinical practice.
Explanation of the nominee's role in the achievement.
All sections of the Nomination Narrative must be uploaded as ONE sequential PDF file. Font size should be set at 12 point, non-compressed font with martins of at least one inch. The Nomination Narrative should be single spaces and will be limited to not more than nine (9) pages. Any letters of support or other (additional) supporting materials will be counted as part of the total 9-page limit. Any page(s) exceeding the limitation will be removed before circulation to the Review Panel.
Nominations for the 2014 State Clinical Achievement Awards and the 2014 DiCarlo Award will be accepted from state associations between now and April 4, 2014. In order to submit a nomination for this award, please take the following steps:
E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org and include "2014 DiCarlo Nomination" in the subject line and include your ASHA membership number, if applicable, in the body of the e-mail.
Within 24 business hours you will receive a reply e-mail providing the link to the DiCarlo Award Nomination Site.
Once the link for the DiCarlo Award Nomination Site is provided, complete the online Nomination and Summary Form and upload your prepared Nomination Narrative (one PDF file).
No extensions will be granted beyond the April 4 deadline. Confirmation that your submission has been received will be sent by e-mail.
American Academy of Audiology Foundation Student Travel Award Reimbursement (S.T.A.R.) Program
Two Application Deadlines Annually: January 1 and September 1 at Midnight ET
The American Academy of Audiology Foundation’s S.T.A.R. program offers fulltime audiology graduate students (AuD, PhD, AuD/PhD) at a U.S. university funding to support their participation in professional meetings where they will present research or gain an educational experience not available in their academic program. Selected students will receive a stipend of up to $500 for conference registration, transportation, and/or lodging expenses for meetings in the hearing sciences or other sciences relating to student coursework.
Students who receive funding through the S.T.A.R. program are required to provide the Foundation with a post-conference statement (2-3 paragraphs) that details the experience and learning outcomes within 30 days following the meeting. STAR recipients are also encouraged to send photographs (.jpeg format) with their post-conference statements for use on the Foundation Web site and in other media.
A committee of audiologists will review application materials, and award notification will be made by February 15 and October 15 respectively.
Eligibility, Guidelines, and Conditions
1. Students must be fulltime audiology graduate students (AuD, PhD, AuD/PhD) at a U.S. university at the time of the conference.
2. Students presenting their own research are given preference in S.T.A.R. program funding.
3. Students can only receive one S.T.A.R. program stipend during their graduate school career.
4. Stipends constitute a reimbursement for expenses incurred and will be made following conference attendance and the submittal of appropriate documentation.
5. Students are required to notify the Foundation if they have applied for and/or have received funding from other sources. S.T.A.R. funding is not intended for use when other mechanisms of support have already been provided/received to cover conference expenses.
6. S.T.A.R. program does NOT provide reimbursement for AudiologyNOW!, Academy Research Conference, or other Academy-related meetings, or for corporate/manufacturer-sponsored meetings.
Applicants are required to submit the following:
1. Completed application
2. Letter of recommendation from a departmental faculty member supporting the applicant’s attendance at this specific conference and verifying the applicant’s standing in the program. Please explain how attendance at this conference will advance the student’s future career.
3. Personal statement that explains why the applicant wishes to attend the conference and how it relates to the applicant’s course of study (500 words maximum).
4. Curriculum and/or agenda of the meeting the applicant wishes to attend.
5. Abstract of research poster/presentation and brief description of the applicant’s role in research project (optional).
NOTE: Please read the submission criteria carefully. ONLY send the information requested above; applicants who send unrequested documentation may be disqualified from consideration.
For more information, contact Tara Conte, Foundation Program Specialist, at 703.226.1048 or email@example.com.
Student Academy of Audiology Humanitarian, Education, and Awareness Resources (H.E.A.R.) Chapter Grant
Two Application Deadlines Annually: February 1 and October 1 at Midnight ET
This funding mechanism is to fund the development of a SAA chapter project that is either a new project or for the refinement of an existing project. The project must be either humanitarian in nature (providing service in your community, nationally, or internationally), educational in nature (providing professional education to audiology students, audiologists, or to non-professionals), or related to the awareness of audiology. Preference will be given to projects which are novel, which have a high likelihood of being completed, and/or which may easily be offered and/or replicated by other SAA chapters.
Grants of $250, $500, and $1,000 are available (with up to 15 total grants being awarded to SAA chapters each academic year). Please note that the local SAA chapter is expected to raise a portion of the budget through their own fundraising activities; specifically the local chapter must raise at least 25% of the amount requested. (For example, to receive a grant of $500, the proposed project expenditures must be at least $625).
Only SAA chapters may apply for funding; no awards will be made to individual students.
A committee of audiologists will review application materials, and award notification will be made by December 15 and April 15 respectively.
If selected, chapters must complete a post-project summary (150 words maximum) detailing the outcome of their initiative. Portions of this summary may be published on the AAA Foundation and SAA websites or newsletters. Recipients may be recognized at AudiologyNOW!
Chapters are required to submit the following:
2. Essay: Describe the project to be funded and the timeline for completion. Projects must be either humanitarian or educational in nature, or must promote awareness about the audiology profession. Use this as an opportunity to make a case for your project. Also describe an activity that your chapter has completed successfully in the past. (500 words maximum)
3. A list of chapter members who will participate in the planning and implementation of the project: Please note that any chapter with 100% membership in both the local and national SAA will receive additional consideration as applications are evaluated.
4. Detailed budget: Budgets must be complete, specific, and include a description of the fundraising activity(ies) which the chapter will accomplish to raise 25% of the amount requested.
NOTE: Please read the submission criteria carefully. ONLY send the information requested above; chapters that send unrequested documentation may be disqualified from consideration.
American Tinnitus Association Student Research Grant Program
ATA awards a maximum of $10,000 per year for one year.
The application deadline is November 1 of each year.
The American Tinnitus Association Student Research Grant program financially supports scientific studies investigating tinnitus. Studies must be directly concerned with tinnitus and contribute to ATA's goal of finding a cure.
Who is eligible for an ATA student grant?
Doctoral students, including Ph.D. and Au.D. candidates, affiliated with a U.S. non-profit institution. Each candidate must have a qualified mentor supporting their research.
If you have questions after reading the program FAQs and downloading the ATA Grant Application Form, contact Jennifer Born, at 800-634-8978, x215 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.