American Academy of Audiology Foundation Student Travel Award Reimbursement (STAR) Program
The American Academy of Audiology Foundation’s STAR Program offers outstanding graduate students in Audiology (AuD, PhD, AuD/PhD) funding to support their participation in professional meetings that enhance and supplement traditional classroom and clinical educational experiences. Selected students will receive a stipend of up to $500 for conference registration, transportation, and/or lodging expenses for meetings in the hearing sciences, as well as other sciences relating to student coursework.
Students who receive funding through the STAR program are required to provide the Foundation with a post-conference statement (250-500 words) that details the experience and learning outcomes within 30 days following the meeting. The Foundation reserves all rights to use provided statements in donor appeals and other Foundation media. 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.
Applications will be reviewed twice per year; deadlines are January 1 and July 1 at midnight Eastern Time.
Applicants will receive a confirmation of application receipt within 48 hours of submission. Award notification will be made within 45 days of the application deadline.
-- Students presenting their own research may be given preference in STAR program funding.
-- Students can only receive one STAR program stipend during their graduate school career.
-- Students must be enrolled full-time at a university at the time the conference is held.
-- Stipends constitute a reimbursement for expenses incurred and will be made following conference and the submittal of appropriate documentation.
-- Students are required to notify the Foundation if they have applied for and/or have received funding from other sources. STAR funding is not intended for use when other mechanisms of support have already been provided/received to cover conference expenses.
-- STAR program does NOT provide reimbursement for AudiologyNOW!, Academy Research Conference, or other Academy-related meetings, or for corporate/manufacturer-sponsored meetings.
Eligibility and Application Requirements:
1. Student must be a graduate student in Audiology (AuD, PhD, AuD/PhD), enrolled full-time and in good standing, in a US university program.
2. Applicants must provide:
a. Completed application.
b. A personal statement (not to exceed 500 words) that explains why the applicant wishes to attend the conference and how it relates to the applicant’s course of study.
c. A letter from a departmental faculty member verifying the applicant’s standing in the program and supporting the applicant’s attendance at this specific conference.
d. Curriculum and/or agenda of the meeting the applicant wishes to attend.
e. (Optional) Abstract of research poster/presentation and brief description of the applicant’s role in research project.
For more information, please contact Tara Conte, Foundation Program Specialist, at email@example.com or 703-226-1048.