Students Preparing for Academic and

Research Careers (SPARC) Award


Are you curious about the science behind our discipline? Do you know someone who is?  These individuals may be perfect candidates for the Students Preparing for Academic and Research Careers (SPARC) Award: developed to foster student interest in the pursuit of PhD education and careers in academia to sustain a PhD pipeline within CSD. In fact, many suggest that one key to addressing the PhD Pipeline in the discipline is to get undergraduates interested in research and teaching early.  We encourage not only master’s and AuD students but also undergraduate juniors and seniors to apply.  The process of applying can be as valuable a learning experience as receiving the award. Application Deadline:  May 15, 2012. To learn about how to apply, go to




New Faculty in CSD Programs


Don’t miss out – Apply for ASHA’s 2012 AARC Award through May 15, 2012.  If you are a junior faculty interested in advancing your new teaching and research career, consider applying for the Advancing Academic Research Careers (AARC) Award. This $5000 award can support activities such as:


Mentoring students

Conducting personal research

 Improving teaching knowledge and skills

To learn more about the AARC Award, go to




Attention Audiology Students: Apply for ASHA’s Audiology/Hearing Science Research Travel Award (ARTA) by June 1.


The ARTA fosters student research interests in Audiology and Hearing Science through support for travel to attend the 2012 ASHA Convention in Atlanta, GA. For complete information, visit:





Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute (CHCI) Internship


The Congressional Internship Program provides college students with a paid Congressional work placement on Capitol Hill for a period twelve weeks (Fall) or eight weeks (Summer). This unmatched experience allows students to learn first hand about our nation's legislative process. Promising Latino undergraduates from across the country are selected for this leadership training program. Students gain work experience, participate in a community service project, and receive educational and professional programming provided by CHCI. This comprehensive three-prong approach provides extraordinary learning and networking opportunities for students.

Selected participants will receive:

Congressional Office Internship Placement

Great Pay

- $3,750 stipend - Spring and Fall (Twelve Weeks)

- $2,500 stipend - Summer (Eight Weeks)


- Domestic round-trip transportation to Washington, DC

- Housing (All Expenses Covered)

Academic Credit

- Interns may be eligible to receive academic credit at their college or university for participating in the program. It is not mandatory to obtain academic credit to participate, however, CHCI encourages participants to research this possibility.

Leadership Training, Networking and More


Students of ALL majors that have an interest in the development of public policy and who have demonstrated leadership abilities should apply.


Additionally, the CHCI has secured funding from the Bohnett Foundation for two Latino LGBT or Ally students to participate in the Summer 2011 internship. Applicants should discuss their LGBT-related work in their résumé or essay.


The deadlines for applying are:

No longer accepting applications for the 2012 Summer Internship

April 27, 2012 for the Fall Internship


Find more information, including the online application at:




Training for Research and Academic Careers in Communication Sciences (TRACCS)


Are you a member of an underrepresented racial or ethnic group?  Are you interested in communication sciences and disorders, psychology, medicine, physics, linguistics, physiology, engineering, biology, sociology, anthropology, or other similar fields?  Have you ever considered pursuing a career in research?

If "yes" then TRACCS is a great program for you!!

TRACCS is a 6-week intensive summer research training program for minority students (African American, Latino, Asian American and American Indian/Native American) interested in pursuing research doctoral degrees and establishing research careers in the field of communication sciences and disorders.


Conduct original research with a faculty mentor.  Learn the ins and outs of graduate school and research careers.  Receive guidance preparing applications to doctoral programs

Location: Indiana University in Bloomington, Indiana

Dates: June 4– July 13, 2012

Costs: No application or enrollment fees.  *Travel reimbursement, room & board are provided to admitted applicants.

Applications Due: March 23, 2012 (no longer accepting applications for 2012)

For information and application forms - visit our website:

For more information, contact:  Raquel Anderson, Ph.D. 812-855-4161 Department of Speech and Hearing Sciences 812-855-4202

TRACCS is funded by the Department of Speech and Hearing Sciences, Indiana University – Bloomington.




ASHFoundation Minority Scholarship


Racial/ethnic minority students who are U.S. citizens, who are accepted for graduate study in speech-language pathology or audiology, and who demonstrate outstanding academic achievement are eligible to compete for a scholarship. This scholarship is supported by the ASHFoundation's Minority Fund.




New York City Department of Education Graduate Scholarship Program


The NYCDOE Graduate Scholarship Program was created to address the staffing needs in critical shortage areas and to improve the delivery of service to New York City Public School students.  This program prepares participants to serve in the areas of Monolingual and Bilingual Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology.  The NYCDOE requires that for every year a student is in the master's program, they work two years in NYCDOE schools.  For more information, please click here.