Audiology/Hearing Science Research Travel Award (ARTA)

Interested in attending the ASHA Convention? Apply for the ARTA, which opens March 15!

Past awardees have said

  • "My favorite part of the ARTA program was getting the chance to meet and talk to other PhD students who share my interests in audiology. Building connections with others who are close to my stage in their programs will be mutually beneficial in the future, and it's helpful to hear that other students are having similar experiences in their own programs."
  • "I really enjoyed getting to spend time with ASHA leaders."
  • "One of the best things about the ARTA was the knowledge gained about ASHA resources and all of the required events at which we were able to network with peers and current professionals."
  • "I found it very helpful to hear about the career paths of other professionals, especially how some were able to gain experience in both clinical and research settings."


ASHA sponsors the Audiology/Hearing Science Research Travel Award (ARTA) for students interested in expanding their knowledge in audiology and/or hearing science by attending the ASHA Annual Convention in November. Experience the excitement of learning and sharing with others in attendance!


  • Learn about the latest research in audiology
  • Make connections with leaders in the field
  • Meet and network with peers
  • Learn about mechanisms and strategies to further research interests
  • Experience the excitement of the ASHA Convention


An individual is eligible to apply if he or she has not previously won this award and is enrolled in one of the following by the date of the annual Convention:

  • a clinical doctoral degree program (e.g., AuD) accredited by the Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology (CAA)
  • a combined clinical doctoral/research doctoral degree program (e.g., AuD/PhD) in audiology or hearing science where the clinical doctoral degree program is accredited by the CAA
  • a research doctoral degree program (e.g., PhD) focusing on audiology, tinnitus, balance, or hearing science
  • a postdoctoral fellowship program focused on audiology, tinnitus, balance, or hearing science

View current and former ARTA Award recipients.

Stipend and Responsibilities

Up to 20 individuals will each receive a stipend of $500 and complimentary registration for the ASHA Annual Convention. Responsibilities include attendance at key, pre-selected events and sessions. Awardees should plan to attend from Wednesday at 5:00 p.m. through Saturday afternoon.

  • Researcher-Academic Town Meeting (dinner provided) on Wednesday evening
  • ARTA Thursday morning breakfast (breakfast provided)
  • Opening Session on Thursday morning
  • ASHFoundation Founders breakfast on Friday morning (breakfast provided)
  • Awards Ceremony on Friday evening
  • PhD Information Sharing Session on Saturday at noon time (lunch provided). This session is an informal discussion/networking opportunity for students interested in or currently in a PhD program

Other Convention opportunities include

  • Research Roundtables (lunch provided)
  • NIDCD-funded Research Symposium all day Saturday
    • The 2017 topic is "Advances in Autism Research: From Learning Mechanisms to Novel Interventions"
  • Additional Convention sessions and networking opportunities of interest
    • First Timers' Orientation
    • Welcome Reception/AARE Research Education Programs Networking Reception
    • SIG Luncheon
    • Closing Party

How to Apply

Applicants must complete an online application form, upload several PDF documents, and submit the entire application package by the established deadline. See the application instructions for details on required documents and the application deadline.

Questions? E-mail

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