American Speech-Language-Hearing Association

ASHA's Mentoring and Research Education Programs

Mentoring Programs

Mentoring Academic and Research Careers (MARC)

The MARC program is an online mentoring program designed specifically for PhD students, junior faculty, and postdoctoral scholars to help them achieve and sustain successful academic/research careers in academia through one-on-one mentoring opportunities.

Student to Empowered Professional (S.T.E.P.)

The S.T.E.P. program offers one-on-one mentoring for students enrolled in undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral CSD programs. All students are eligible to apply; however, preference for program placement and matching with mentors will be given to students from racial/ethnic populations that have been historically underrepresented in the CSD professions. Students are strongly encouraged to become NSSLHA members in order to reap the full benefits of the S.T.E.P. mentoring program.

Research Education Programs

ASHA's Research Mentoring (ARM) Network

  • The Pathways program assists early-career clinical scientists in establishing strong foundations for independent research careers.
  • Lessons for Success provides intensive training in the grantsmanship skills and professional competencies needed to advance research careers.
  • The Clinical Practice Research Institute (CPRI) helps scientists compete successfully for federal funding to support clinical practice research in epidemiology, prevention, assessment, intervention, outcomes measurement, implementation, knowledge translation, or multi-site clinical trials.

Grant Review and Reviewer Training

Grant Review and Reviewer Training has two aims: (1) to provide specific instruction on how to effectively review research grants, with a special emphasis on the National Institutes of Health (NIH) review process and (2) to conduct reviews of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Foundation (ASHFoundation) research grant applications. Training covers key components of the review process, how to address review challenges, and how to prepare written summaries of review panel discussions.

Research Symposium at ASHA Convention

The Research Symposium aims to bring together clinicians and researchers at ASHA's annual Convention in order to discuss current research that has important implications for the study of communication processes and disorders. Each year's symposium focuses on a specific research theme. Research is presented by invited speakers who are experts in their respective fields.

PROmoting the next GENeration of Researchers (PROGENY)

PROGENY pairs faculty researchers with undergraduate students who are first authors on poster presentations at the annual ASHA Convention. PROGENY highlights and supports the work of these undergraduates by providing them with the opportunity to talk with experienced researchers about their research and about pursuing an academic/research career.

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