The purpose of the Mentoring Academic Research Careers (MARC) program is to support PhD students, post-doctoral fellows, and early-career faculty in obtaining and succeeding in faculty–researcher positions in communication sciences and disorders (CSD). Enrollment in the MARC program for the 2023–2024 academic year opens August 1, 2023 and closes September 6, 2023. More information is below about eligibility requirements, the format of the program, and how to enroll in MARC.
“As a T32 predoctoral trainee in language impairments interested in multilingual language acquisition, MARC provides me with intentional mentorship that complements my institutional research training. From the “Meet and Greet” orientation to the timeline for setting and working toward joint mentorship goals, I have benefited from MARC’s structured framework. I have applied the tools I learned in MARC from my mentor to work toward entering the scholarly community for multilingualism.”
MARC is part of ASHA's Academic and Research Mentoring (ARM) Network. The ARM Network offers programs for those who are considering, launching, and advancing academic-research careers in CSD. ASHA measures the impact of these programs by collecting participant outcomes data.
MARC mentees must meet one of the following eligibility requirements:
MARC mentors must have a research doctorate (e.g., PhD) and meet one of the following eligibility requirements:
The MARC program is an online, nine-month mentoring program that starts as soon as a mentee connects with a mentor in the mentoring system and lasts throughout the academic year. MARC's online mentoring platform enables:
Mentoring focuses on providing guidance on a range of activities required for successful academic research careers, including scholarly publishing, grant writing, setting up a lab, developing coursework, and negotiating start-up packages and salaries, among other topics. The MARC program provides flexibility for participants to tailor their mentoring experiences to meet their specific needs and goals.
In addition to one-on-one mentoring through the online Mentoring Connection Plan, all MARC participants are invited to participate in the MARC Online Community—a virtual community to share resources, engage in discussions, and network with other MARC participants.
Enrollment in the MARC program for the 2023–2024 academic year opens August 1, 2023, and closes September 6, 2023.
To enroll as a mentee:
To enroll as a mentor:
Questions? Contact the Academic Affairs and Research Education (AARE) unit at firstname.lastname@example.org.