Apply Now for a Mentored Teaching and Research Award Students and faculty in communication sciences and disorders are encouraged to apply by April 15 for either of ASHA’s two mentored teaching and research awards—one for junior-level faculty eager to advance their careers, and one for undergraduate and graduate students considering a PhD program and a faculty-researcher career. Both the ... ASHA News
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Apply Now for a Mentored Teaching and Research Award
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ASHA News   |   March 01, 2018
Apply Now for a Mentored Teaching and Research Award
The ASHA Leader, March 2018, Vol. 23, 62. doi:10.1044/leader.AN1.23032018.62
The ASHA Leader, March 2018, Vol. 23, 62. doi:10.1044/leader.AN1.23032018.62
Students and faculty in communication sciences and disorders are encouraged to apply by April 15 for either of ASHA’s two mentored teaching and research awards—one for junior-level faculty eager to advance their careers, and one for undergraduate and graduate students considering a PhD program and a faculty-researcher career.
Both the Advancing Academic-Research Career Award (AARC) and the Students Preparing for Academic and Research Careers Award (SPARC), now in their 15th year, support self-identified mentored teaching and research activities designed to enhance academic career development.
AARC
This $5,000 award supports mentored teaching and research activities to be completed over 18 months: incorporating new learning techniques to enhance teaching, for example, or collecting pilot data to strengthen a grant proposal.
AARC applications that focus on clinical practice research, implementation science, or interprofessional education or practice (IPE/IPP) are particularly encouraged.
The AARC award is part of ASHA’s ongoing efforts to address the PhD shortage through faculty retention. Of the 67 faculty members who received their awards more than three years ago, 97 percent remain in academic positions and 75 percent have been promoted to the level of associate professor or above.
In an evaluation of the program, one AARC recipient noted, “I loved the focus on teaching and research. It really supported my development into a well-rounded academic.”
SPARC
The $1,000 SPARC stipends support students in 15-month mentored teaching and research activities. A faculty mentor guides the student awardee in achieving predetermined research and teaching tasks that expose the student to the work associated with a faculty-researcher career.
SPARC students can discover if they are interested in and suited to the work of a doctoral-level faculty-researcher, if they enjoy teaching in CSD, and clinical topics they would explore if they could participate directly in the research process.
SPARC applications from research-focused and teaching-focused programs are encouraged.
“I would not be in a PhD program had I not participated in the SPARC Award,” says SPARC award recipient Pumpki Su, a PhD student at Vanderbilt University. “I learned so much about research and teaching through working with my mentor.”
ASHA encourages faculty members to promote this award to eligible students, who must meet one of these criteria:
  • Junior or senior undergraduate enrolled in a CSD program.

  • First-year master’s degree student enrolled in a speech-language pathology program accredited by the Council on Academic Accreditation (CAA).

  • First- or second-year AuD student enrolled in a CAA-accredited audiology program.

  • Students accepted into a CAA-accredited program for the 2018–2019 academic year.

For more information, email academicaffairs@asha.org.
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