ASHA SPARC Award Program: Encouraging the Pursuit of Research Doctoral Degrees in Communication Sciences and Disorders Born out of a recommendation of ASHA's Focused Initiative on the PhD Shortage (2004–2007), the Students Preparing for Academic and Research Careers (SPARC) Award program began in 2004. The goal of SPARC is to foster students' interest in the pursuit of PhD education and careers in academia in order ... SIG News
SIG News  |   March 01, 2010
ASHA SPARC Award Program: Encouraging the Pursuit of Research Doctoral Degrees in Communication Sciences and Disorders
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  • Susan Burger
    Academic Affairs, American Speech-Language Hearing Association, Rockville, MD
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Cultural & Linguistic Diversity / SIG News
SIG News   |   March 01, 2010
ASHA SPARC Award Program: Encouraging the Pursuit of Research Doctoral Degrees in Communication Sciences and Disorders
Perspectives on Communication Disorders and Sciences in Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Populations, March 2010, Vol. 17, 33-34. doi:10.1044/cds17.1.33
Perspectives on Communication Disorders and Sciences in Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Populations, March 2010, Vol. 17, 33-34. doi:10.1044/cds17.1.33
Born out of a recommendation of ASHA's Focused Initiative on the PhD Shortage (2004–2007), the Students Preparing for Academic and Research Careers (SPARC) Award program began in 2004. The goal of SPARC is to foster students' interest in the pursuit of PhD education and careers in academia in order to fill faculty/researcher vacancies in communication sciences and disorders (CSD). The American Speech-Language Hearing Association (ASHA) currently sponsors this award in support of its Strategic Pathway to Excellence Objective to increase research commitment. The award, administered by the Academic Affairs unit, is designed to provide opportunities for enhanced educational mentorship experiences that prepare students for successful PhD education and academic careers, to travel to supplement teaching and research exposure, and offer teaching and research experience under the guidance of a mentor at their academic institutions.
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