ASHA News: Apply for Mentored Teaching and Research Awards Apply by May 15 for two mentored teaching and research award programs: one for communication sciences and disorders students interested in faculty-researcher careers and one for junior-level faculty interested in advancing their careers. Now in their 10th anniversary year, the two programs—Students Preparing for Academic and Research Careers and Advancing ... ASHA News
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ASHA News  |   March 01, 2014
ASHA News: Apply for Mentored Teaching and Research Awards
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ASHA News   |   March 01, 2014
ASHA News: Apply for Mentored Teaching and Research Awards
The ASHA Leader, March 2014, Vol. 19, 60. doi:10.1044/leader.AN1.19032014.60
The ASHA Leader, March 2014, Vol. 19, 60. doi:10.1044/leader.AN1.19032014.60
Apply by May 15 for two mentored teaching and research award programs: one for communication sciences and disorders students interested in faculty-researcher careers and one for junior-level faculty interested in advancing their careers.
Now in their 10th anniversary year, the two programs—Students Preparing for Academic and Research Careers and Advancing Academic-Research Careers—have helped 180 students and junior faculty develop and sustain successful academic-research careers.
Students Preparing for Academic and Research Careers
SPARC (www.asha.org/students/SPARC-Award) focuses on fostering students’ interest in PhD education and careers as academic faculty. Up to 10 students will receive 2014 SPARC awards of $1,000 and an opportunity to learn about teaching and research under the guidance of faculty mentors. CSD faculty are urged to encourage their undergraduate and graduate students to apply for the award.
In a recent survey, one SPARC awardee commented that the progam “opened a number of doors to me within my graduate program and within the broader research community. It helped me better determine if pursuing a career in academia made sense for me.” Many SPARC participants have received doctorates and pursued academic research careers (see “SPARCing Careers in Research and Academia,” on.asha.org/sparcing-careers, for the stories of two former SPARC recipients).
Applicants must submit mentored teaching and research plans and, if selected, must complete interim and final reports.
Advancing Academic-Research Careers
AARC (www.asha.org/students/AARC-Award) is designed to foster retention and promotion of junior-level CSD faculty. Up to six early-career faculty will receive 2014 awards of $5,000 each. Applicants work with mentors to develop plans—tailored to the applicant’s career stage—that propose specific teaching and research activities to be completed over 18 months under the mentors’ guidance.
Of the 46 faculty who received their awards more than three years ago, 96 percent remain in academic positions and 65 percent are now associate professors. In a recent survey, one awardee commented on the flexibility of the program, saying, “I made use of multiple mentors who provided me with different areas in which I needed guidance. Because of this program I have made enduring connections that will serve me well throughout my academic and research career.”
Because of the need for clinical practice research to support evidence-based practice in CSD, two AARC awards are dedicated to applications that focus on teaching and conducting clinical practice research, which focuses on clinical service delivery and outcomes.
To learn more about the programs, contact the Academic Affairs and Research Education team at academicaffairs@asha.org.
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