ASHA's Research Mentoring (ARM) Network: Pathways Program Application Instructions
The Pathways Conference is scheduled for Monday, June 13 through Tuesday, June 14, 2016, at the ASHA National Office in Rockville, Maryland.
To apply, access the online application system during the application period and select "Pathways Applicants" from the drop-down menu.
Complete the online form, upload all of the following materials as PDF documents, and submit the entire application package by 11:59 p.m. EST, Tuesday, December 1, 2015.
- Cover letter (limit 1 page, double-spaced, 12 pt. font, one-inch margins)
Describe the amount and depth of your research experience and future research career goals.
- Research interest statement (limit 3 pages, double-spaced, 12 pt. font, one-inch margins)
Describe an area of research you find exciting and discuss the need to further the science in that area.
- Modified National Institutes of Health biosketch (limit 5 pages)
Follow the Modified NIH Biosketch Instructions and Sample [PDF]. It is based on the NIH General Biosketch–Form Version C, with the following modifications:
- Representative of a researcher at an earlier career stage.
- Personal Statement justifies why you are well-suited to participate in Pathways.
- Includes additional sections that allow the inclusion of peer-reviewed publications currently under review, non-peer reviewed publications, presentations/abstracts at national peer-reviewed conferences, research support currently under review or not funded, and intramural research support.
- Letter of recommendation and support*
- All letters must be on letterhead and signed.
- Student and postdoc applicants must provide a letter from the primary advisor that (1) describes the applicant's potential as a researcher and (2) states the advisor's support of participation in the program.
- Faculty applicants must provide a letter from the department chair (or equivalent) that (1) describes the applicant's promise as a researcher and (2) expresses commitment to supporting the applicant (e.g., via release time, access to research resources, and other means) to develop an independent, funded research program.
*To propose an alternative individual to write the letter of recommendation/support, please send a message (including rationale) to firstname.lastname@example.org prior to applying.
- Graduate transcript(s) (unofficial is acceptable)
If you have multiple graduate transcripts (e.g. master's and PhD), you must submit both.