American Speech-Language-Hearing Association

ASHA Award Programs

ASHA has created several programs to foster leadership and promote careers in academia and research. Programs are available to undergraduate, master's, AuD, and PhD students enrolled in communication sciences and disorders (CSD) programs; postdoctoral fellows; as well as new and mid-career faculty.

Advancing Academic-Research Careers (AARC) Award
The AARC award is given to new faculty in higher education to support their academic and research endeavors in the field of communication sciences and disorders (CSD).

Audiology/Hearing Science Research Travel Award (ARTA)
ASHA offers the ARTA for the ASHA Convention to support the research interests of emerging scientists in audiology and hearing science and to encourage careers in science and research.

Minority Student Leadership Program (MSLP)
The MSLP, celebrating 15 years, is open to students from underrepresented populations who wish to enhance their leadership skills, interact with leaders in the professions, and learn how their association works. The 2014 MSLP Call for Applications is available. Apply early—program deadline is May 5, 2014. View the class of 2013 roster. Subaru is a proud sponsor of the MSLP.

Research Mentoring-Pair Travel Award (RMPTA)
RMPTA is designed to foster the professional development of students, clinicians, and emerging scientists who have expressed an interest in research careers in CSD. RMPTA is given in conjunction with the Research Symposium held at the annual ASHA Convention. The award provides free ASHA Convention registration for recipients and their mentors to attend the Symposium.

Student Ethics Essay Award (SEEA)
The annual SEEA program is designed to provide opportunities for NSSLHA members who are undergraduate or graduate students in CSD to think about ethical decision-making as they prepare for careers in audiology, speech-language pathology, or speech, language, and hearing sciences.

Students Preparing for Academic-Research Careers (SPARC)
The goal of the SPARC program is to foster students' interest in the pursuit of PhD education and careers in academia to address personnel shortages in higher education within the CSD discipline.

Student Research Travel Award (SRTA)
ASHA offers the SRTA to help students attend ASHA's annual Convention to highlight the research activities of emerging scientists and encourage careers in science and research.

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