SPARC, AARC Call for Applications Deadline: May 15 ASHA News
ASHA News  |   February 01, 2011
SPARC, AARC Call for Applications
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ASHA News   |   February 01, 2011
SPARC, AARC Call for Applications
The ASHA Leader, February 2011, Vol. 16, 29. doi:10.1044/leader.AN6.16022011.29
The ASHA Leader, February 2011, Vol. 16, 29. doi:10.1044/leader.AN6.16022011.29
Research grants are available to graduate and undergraduate students in communication sciences and disorders, and teaching and research grants are available to junior faculty through two ASHA programs.
Students Preparing for Academic Research Careers (SPARC) Award
Students interested in pursuing a research doctorate and a career in academia are encouraged to apply for the 2011 SPARC awards. Undergraduate, first-year master’s students, and first- and second-year audiology clinical doctoral students are eligible to apply, with additional consideration given to students from underrepresented groups.
Faculty members are encouraged to promote the awards to promising students who demonstrate a spark for teaching and research. Now in its seventh year, the program has awarded up to $1,000 to 83 students for use toward conference travel, research, and teaching activities.
At the 2010 ASHA convention, a SPARC luncheon brought together current and former awardees and faculty mentors. Faculty mentors, including Rupal Patel and Melanie Schuele, shared the positive impact of the program on students, including those who were not selected to receive an award—they agree that the process of submitting the application was a valuable learning experience.
The deadline for applications is May 15. To learn more, visit ASHA’s online FAQs or e-mail
Advancing Academic Careers Award (AARC) Award
The AARC award, also in its seventh year, supports junior faculty in their academic careers and bids to tenure and promotion. Since 2004, 51 faculty have received the $5,000 award to support activities related to teaching, mentoring, research, and grants, as well as for presentations and scholarly publishing.
Applications are welcomed from junior faculty who hold a research doctoral degree, a tenure- or non-tenure-track academic appointment, and fewer than six years of teaching and research experience, or a rank lower than associate professor.
The application deadline is May 15. To learn more, go to ASHA’s website or e-mail
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