Apply for the Research Mentoring Program That’s Right for You ASHA’s Research Mentoring Network offers three programs to help communication sciences and disorders researchers at various career stages to develop their research careers. Apply for the one that is right for you. Pathways (Dec. 1 application deadline) This entry-level program helps clinically trained early-career researchers (including postdoctoral fellows and dissertation-stage ... ASHA News
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ASHA News  |   October 01, 2014
Apply for the Research Mentoring Program That’s Right for You
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ASHA News   |   October 01, 2014
Apply for the Research Mentoring Program That’s Right for You
The ASHA Leader, October 2014, Vol. 19, 58. doi:10.1044/leader.AN9.19102014.58
The ASHA Leader, October 2014, Vol. 19, 58. doi:10.1044/leader.AN9.19102014.58
ASHA’s Research Mentoring Network offers three programs to help communication sciences and disorders researchers at various career stages to develop their research careers. Apply for the one that is right for you.
Pathways (Dec. 1 application deadline)
This entry-level program helps clinically trained early-career researchers (including postdoctoral fellows and dissertation-stage PhD students) develop strong foundations for independent research careers. No prior grant-writing experience is required.
The program begins June 18–19, 2015, with a conference at ASHA’s national office in Rockville, Maryland. Mentors will provide information on a variety of topics, including designing a five-year career plan, building a publication record and identifying early-career funding mechanisms. The program is supported by a U24 grant from the National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders.
Mentors work with their protégés to develop and accomplish year-long goals. The 2013 participants achieved many of their goals: 44 percent submitted a total of 14 manuscripts, 38 percent submitted an extramural research grant proposal, and 25 percent obtained a faculty position.
Lessons for Success (Jan. 12, 2015, application deadline)
This program—for early-career researchers (including post-doctoral fellows and dissertation-stage PhD students) who have submitted an extramural research grant proposal (success not required)—helps prepare researchers to compete successfully for federal funding.
At an April 27–29, 2015, meeting at ASHA’s national office, mentors will provide training on the grant-writing skills and professional competencies needed to succeed in a research career. The program of lectures, mock reviews, roundtable discussions and small-group sessions is supported by an NIDCD U13 grant.
According to surveys of the 2005–2010 participants, 71 percent of respondents secured research grant funding within approximately two years of participation from at least one of the agencies included in the survey. Almost 40 percent of those who submitted grants to the National Institutes of Health received funding. Of the 64 researchers who participated in the 2007 and 2008 programs, 97 percent had academic-research or research positions five years later. Of the 40 assistant professors at the time of participation, 70 percent had been promoted to at least associate professor.
Clinical Practice Research Institute (Dec. 8 application deadline)
This program helps researchers prepare grant applications to support clinical practice research— studies of service delivery methods and approaches and their outcomes—critical to supporting evidence-based practice in CSD. Applicants must have a PhD and submitted a federal research grant proposal (success not required). Scientists new to and experienced in clinical practice research are encouraged to apply.
The program meets March 16–17, 2015, at the ASHA national office. Experts and funding agency staff will discuss the principles and methods of clinical practice research and the funding mechanisms available to support it. Each participant works with an assigned mentor or a chosen collaborator to develop a grant proposal and continues to do so remotely to complete a grant proposal by the end of the year.
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