Apply for the Research Mentoring Program That’s Right for You Applications are now open for ASHA’s three Research Mentoring Network programs, which facilitate research-career development in communication sciences and disorders (CSD). Each program is designed for researchers at different career stages. This entry-level program helps clinically trained early-career researchers (including post-doctoral fellows and dissertation-stage PhD students) develop strong foundations ... ASHA News
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Apply for the Research Mentoring Program That’s Right for You
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ASHA News   |   October 01, 2017
Apply for the Research Mentoring Program That’s Right for You
The ASHA Leader, October 2017, Vol. 22, 60. doi:10.1044/leader.AN1.22102017.60
The ASHA Leader, October 2017, Vol. 22, 60. doi:10.1044/leader.AN1.22102017.60
Applications are now open for ASHA’s three Research Mentoring Network programs, which facilitate research-career development in communication sciences and disorders (CSD). Each program is designed for researchers at different career stages.
Pathways (Dec. 1 deadline)
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.
Pathways—established with support of a U24 grant from the National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD)—kicks off June 18–19, with a conference at ASHA’s national office in Rockville, Maryland. Mentors discuss designing a five-year career plan, building a publication record, identifying early-career funding mechanisms and other topics.
Mentors work with their protégés to develop and accomplish year-long goals. Sixteen of the 18 participants in the 2016 program submitted a manuscript or grant proposal; 11 manuscripts have been accepted and three proposals have been funded.
Lessons for Success (Dec. 1 deadline)
The three-day workshop will take place April 23–25 at the ASHA national office. Experienced researchers 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.
Within two years of participating in the program, 90 percent of 2013 and 2014 participants who responded to a survey applied for research funding and 60 percent secured funding. Within five years of participating in the program, 96 percent of 2010 and 2011 participants who responded to a survey continued to hold an academic or research position, and 55 percent of those who submitted grants to NIDCD were awarded funding.
Clinical Practice Research Institute (Jan. 23 deadline)
The Clinical Practice Research Institute funds researchers who are planning and preparing federal grant applications for clinical practice research. These studies of service delivery methods and outcomes are critical to supporting evidence-based practice in CSD.
Applicants must have earned a PhD, secured research funding and submitted a (successful or unsuccessful) previous federal research grant proposal. Scientists new to or ready to scale up clinical practice research are encouraged to apply. The program helps identify any consultants needed and provides funds for a grant planning and preparation meeting with collaborators and/or consultants.
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