Research Mentoring-Pair Travel Award


The Research Mentoring-Pair Travel Award Program (RMPTA) is designed to foster the professional development of students and emerging scientists who have expressed an interest in research careers in communication sciences and disorders. RMPTA is given in conjunction with the Research Symposium held at the annual ASHA Convention.

This award provides ASHA Convention registration fee waivers to the mentors and protégés. For up to five of the top-rated mentor-protégé pairs, a $500 stipend will also be awarded to each member of the mentor-protégé pair.


Protégés must be (a) a current student at the master's, AuD, or PhD level, (b) a postdoctoral fellow, or (c) a junior level faculty member (less than six years teaching/research experience in a tenure-track position or below the level of associate professor).

Special consideration will be given to individuals whose research or research interests are (a) relevant to the current year's Symposium topic, (b) interdisciplinary in nature, (c) translational in nature, or (d) related to issues of cultural or linguistic diversity.

Protégés must arrange to be mentored by an experienced investigator affiliated with an academic or clinical research environment. Your mentor may be affiliated with your university or based elsewhere.

View previous RMPTA recipients.

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How to Apply

The 2014 application period has closed. For information on typical application requirements please the RMPTA Application Instructions and the RMPTA FAQs. Still have questions? Contact ASHA's Academic Affairs and Research Education Unit at

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