Audiology/Hearing Science Research Travel Award (ARTA)

Interested in attending the ASHA Convention? Apply for the ARTA!

Past awardees have said

  • "Before this weekend, I didn't realize how much of a resource it is to be a member of ASHA. The ARTA allowed me to network with some wonderful individuals as I begin the journey of pursuing my PhD and a career in academia."
  • "One of the best things about the ARTA was the opportunity to meet such amazing audiologists and how welcoming everyone was."
  • "I found it very helpful to hear about the career paths of other professionals, especially how some were able to gain experience in both clinical and research settings."


ASHA sponsors the Audiology/Hearing Science Research Travel Award (ARTA) for students interested in expanding their knowledge in audiology and/or hearing science by attending the ASHA Annual Convention in November. Experience the excitement of learning and sharing with others in attendance!


  • Learn about the latest research in audiology
  • Make connections with leaders in the field
  • Meet and network with peers
  • Learn about mechanisms and strategies to further research interests
  • Experience the ASHA Convention


An individual is eligible to apply if he or she has not previously won this award and is currently (at the time of application submission) enrolled in one of the following:

  • a clinical doctoral degree program (e.g., AuD) accredited by the Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology (CAA)
  • a research doctoral degree program (e.g., PhD) in audiology or hearing science
  • a combined clinical doctoral/research doctoral degree program (e.g., AuD/PhD) in audiology or hearing where the clinical doctoral degree program is accredited by the CAA
  • a postdoctoral fellowship program in audiology or hearing science

Stipend and Responsibilities

Up to twenty individuals will each receive a stipend of $500 and complimentary registration for the ASHA Annual Convention. Responsibilities include attendance at key, pre-selected events and sessions. Awardees should plan to attend from Wednesday at 5:00 p.m. through Saturday afternoon.

  • Researcher-Academic Town Meeting (dinner provided) on Wednesday evening
  • ARTA Thursday morning breakfast (breakfast provided)
  • Opening Session on Thursday morning
  • ASHFoundation Founders breakfast on Friday morning (breakfast provided)
  • Awards Ceremony on Friday evening
  • PhD Information Sharing Session (lunch provided) on Saturday morning (time and location are to be determined; invitations will be sent out). This session is an informal discussion/networking opportunity for students interested in or currently in a PhD program

Other Convention opportunities include attending the

  • Research Roundtables (lunch provided)
  • NIDCD-sponsored Research Symposium all day Saturday
  • Additional Convention sessions of interest

Application Requirements

Application packages must be submitted by 11:59 p.m. EST, June 1. Please refer to the application instructions for details on the following required materials which must be submitted as PDFs:

  • completed application and demographic information forms
  • ARTA statement
  • curriculum vitae/resume
  • letter of recommendation

Questions? E-mail

Interested in serving as a reviewer? At a minimum, reviewers must hold a PhD degree and have a faculty appointment. Additional requirements may apply. Contact

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