The ASHA Academic Affairs and Research Education team offers programs that facilitate considering, launching, and advancing academic and research careers in communication sciences and disorders. Together, the goals of these programs are to increase the number of PhD faculty and advance the generation of research needed to support evidence-based practice. See also ASHA Award Programs for Students and ASHA Mentoring Programs.
Considering a PhD/Academic-Research Career
- Promoting the Next Generation of Researchers
- During their Convention poster session, undergraduate presenters connect with experienced scientists to talk about their research and about pursuing an academic-research career.
- Students Preparing for Academic Research Careers
- Undergraduate and clinical entry-level degree students receive funding to carry out their mentored teaching and research plan and to explore an academic-research career.
- Audiology/Hearing Science Research Travel Award
- Audiology and hearing science doctoral students and postdocs receive funding to attend the ASHA Convention and to discover ASHA’s offerings in hearing science and research career development.
Launching an Academic-Research Career
- Research Mentoring-Pair Travel Award
- Graduate students and postdocs receive funding, supported by the National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD), to attend the Research Symposium at the ASHA Convention and to engage in mentored activities.
- Mentoring Academic-Research Careers
- PhD students, postdocs, and early-career faculty participate in year-long, individualized mentoring from experienced faculty on academic-research career development topics.
- Candidacy-level PhD students, postdocs, and early-career faculty attend an NIDCD-established conference and participate in year-long mentoring intended to build strong foundations for independent clinical research careers.
Advancing an Academic-Research Career
- Lessons for Success
- Candidacy-level PhD students, postdocs, and early-career faculty attend an NIDCD-supported conference that trains attendees in grantsmanship skills and other research career competencies.
- Advancing Academic-Research Careers
- Early-career faculty receive funding to carry out mentored teaching and research plans intended to advance their academic-research careers.
- Grant Review and Reviewer Training
- Scientists review ASHFoundation research grants, participate in a grant review panel, and learn to be effective reviewers.
- Clinical Practice Research Institute
- Scientists receive support for planning and preparing a federal grant proposal in clinical practice research.
- Dissemination and Implementation Science Travel Award
- Scientists receive support to attend a conference, meet with a mentor, and prepare a research grant proposal that incorporates implementation science.