ASHA Award Programs for Students
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.
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 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 application is open March 11–April 29.
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 essay competition encourages students to think about ethical decision-making as they prepare for careers in audiology, speech-language pathology, or speech, language, and hearing sciences. SEEA is open to part-time or full-time students enrolled in any undergraduate, post-baccalaureate, or entry-level graduate program in CSD.
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.