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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 selected. In addition, each member of the five top-rated mentor-protégé pairs will be awarded a $500 stipend.


Protégés must be (a) a current student at the master's, clinical doctorate, 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).

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.

Awardee Activities

  • Register for the ASHA Convention. The 2015 convention will be held November 12–14, in Denver, Colorado.
  • Prior to Convention, work with your mentor and discuss articles suggested by the presenters about their symposium topics. Develop questions to ask during the question and answer periods of the Symposium. Protégés are given the opportunity to ask their questions before questions are taken from the general audience. Each protégé is required to ask at least one question.
  • Attend the Research Symposium on Saturday, November 14, 2015, including lunch and dinner networking events.

How to Apply

For information on application requirements, please see the RMPTA Application Instructions and FAQs. Still have questions? Contact ASHA's Academic Affairs and Research Education Unit at

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