Research Mentoring-Pair Travel Award Application Instructions and Frequently Asked Questions

Application Instructions

It is the protégé's responsibility to submit the following by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time, Wednesday, July 1, 2015, in the online application system:

  1. application form;
  2. protégé's curriculum vitae, resume, or narrative biographical sketch detailing educational, clinical, and research experiences;
  3. 1,000-word essay stating
    • current research interests and activities,
    • how attendance at this meeting could serve to enhance personal research career goals,
    • why this mentor-protégé team is an appropriate match and will facilitate the goals of the protégé;
  4. mentor's curriculum vitae;
  5. mentor's letter of support that includes statements on the following
    • awareness of the protégé's research goals, and how they relate to the mentor's research interest and activities,
    • commitment to help support the protégé research goals by working with him/her prior to Convention to develop questions to ask at the Symposium, and by attending the entire Symposium including lunch and dinner networking events.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I apply for the award if I have already received ASHA Convention funding from another source?

An individual who has received other ASHA travel awards is eligible to apply for the RMPTA.

Who can I apply with as my mentor? Does he or she have to be someone at my university, or may they be based elsewhere?

Protégés are able to pick a mentor of their choice; however, mentors are required to be seasoned investigators in an academic, clinical, or research environment.

What will the award application review process entail?

The Research Mentoring-Pair Travel Awards will be made based on a competitive application process. Following the submission deadline, all applications will be sent to a group of designated reviewers. Selections will be based on reviewers' score of the following documents:

  • biographical sketch
  • 1,000-word essay
  • letter of support from the mentor

Applicants will be notified of the status of their application in August.

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