Apply for the Research Mentoring Program That’s Right for You ASHA’s Research Mentoring Network offers three programs—each designed for communication sciences and disorders researchers at different career stages—to facilitate career development. This entry-level program helps clinically trained early-career researchers (including post-doctoral fellows and dissertation-stage PhD students) develop strong foundations for independent research careers. No prior grant-writing experience is required. ... ASHA News
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ASHA News  |   October 01, 2016
Apply for the Research Mentoring Program That’s Right for You
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ASHA News   |   October 01, 2016
Apply for the Research Mentoring Program That’s Right for You
The ASHA Leader, October 2016, Vol. 21, 58. doi:10.1044/leader.AN1.21102016.58
The ASHA Leader, October 2016, Vol. 21, 58. doi:10.1044/leader.AN1.21102016.58
ASHA’s Research Mentoring Network offers three programs—each designed for communication sciences and disorders researchers at different career stages—to facilitate career development.
Pathways (Application deadline: Dec. 1)
This entry-level program helps clinically trained early-career researchers (including post-doctoral fellows and dissertation-stage PhD students) develop strong foundations for independent research careers. No prior grant-writing experience is required.
The program begins June 12–13, 2017, with a conference at ASHA’s national office in Rockville, Maryland. Mentors provide information on designing a five-year career plan, building a publication record, identifying early-career funding mechanisms and other topics. The program was established with support of a U24 grant from the National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD).
Mentors work with their protégés to develop and accomplish year-long goals. Of the 2015 participants who aimed to submit a manuscript and/or a research grant proposal, 86 percent completed a submission. Those submissions have already resulted in 11 publications and two funded proposals.
Lessons for Success (Deadline: Jan. 10, 2017)
This program—for early-career researchers (including post-doctoral fellows and dissertation-stage PhD students) who have already submitted an extramural research grant proposal (success not required)—helps prepare researchers to compete successfully for federal research funding.
At an April 24–26, 2017, meeting at ASHA’s offices in Rockville, Maryland, researchers will provide training on the grantsmanship 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.
A survey of the 2013 and 2010 cohorts indicated that, within two years of participating in the program, nearly 70 percent of the respondents secured research grant funding. Five years after participating in the program, 90 percent continued to hold an academic or research position, and 54 percent of those who submitted NIDCD grants were funded.
Clinical Practice Research Institute (Deadline: Jan. 24, 2017)
This program helps fund researchers who are preparing federal grant applications for clinical practice research—studies of service-delivery methods and outcomes—that is critical to supporting evidence-based practice in communication sciences and disorders. Applicants must hold a PhD and must have submitted a federal research grant proposal to be eligible (success not required). Scientists new to or ready to scale up clinical practice research are encouraged to apply. The program supports each institute participant in working with chosen collaborator(s) and/or consultant(s) to develop and complete a grant proposal.
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