SAA Grants and Scholarships

SAA Grants and Scholarships

September 20, 2017 SAA News

The new school year has quickly snuck up on us! Summer is over and we are back to working towards our goals in both the class and the clinical settings. It also means SAA chapters are back to meeting and making a positive impact in our local communities but, did you know that there are resources available to assist and reward all of your hard work?

SAA Chapters
Is your chapter planning a trip to a foreign country or looking to improve audiological access in your local community? Then this grant may be perfect for you! Applications for the SAA Humanitarian, Education, and Awareness Resources (HEAR) Chapter Grant are due October 1 and February 1 annually. This grant supports SAA chapters in their humanitarian, educational, and awareness endeavors. Check the application for guidelines and eligibility requirements. Underwritten by Starkey Hearing Technologies.

Students 
There are five opportunities to look out for in the near future:

  1. Student Investigator Research Grant. This grant awards up to $5,000 to audiology or hearing science doctoral students who wish to complete a research project. Research projects can range from anything audiology, hearing sciences, or vestibular* related. Applications are due October 4, 2017. For more information about the Student Investigator Grant, click here! *Underwritten by the American Institute of Balance and Education.
  2. Student Research Forum Award. Applications are due on October 10, 2017. The five recipients of this award will present at a special student research session during the AAA Annual Conference. Recipients also receive a $500 award! If you're interested in presenting your research and learning from other students apply here! This award is supported by Plural Publishing, Inc.
  3. Student Summer Research Fellowship. A stipend of $2,500 granted to undergraduate students or doctoral students currently enrolled in a program in audiology or hearing science who wish to gain exposure to a research environment. The fellowship period lasts ten to twelve weeks, giving the grant recipient sufficient time in the mentor's lab to participate in ongoing research projects or to contribute substantially to a single project! Applications are due October 4, 2017. For more information, click here!
  4. SAA Student Leader Scholarship. Applications are due on October 1, 2017. This $1,000 scholarship is awarded to a student who shows exceptional leadership in service to the profession of audiology. The application requires your program to nominate you for the award, so if you are interested contact the head of your program! The nomination is made through the scholarship application. There is a space for the nominator to sign and they must be a department chair or SAA Advisor.
  5. Student Travel Award Reimbursement (STAR) Program. Applications are due January 1 and September 1 annually. Having been a recipient of this award myself, it provides a great opportunity for students to attend conferences/meetings related to hearing sciences. This award is a $500 stipend that can go towards your travel, lodging, or conference registration expenses.

More information on these awards and grants along with other amazing resources and opportunities can be found here! Research grants and opportunities can be found here. Check out the American Academy of Audiology Foundation website to learn more about what the foundation can do for you!


Steven Gianakas is currently a third year AuD and first year PhD student at the University of Washington. His audiological interest include cochlear implants, speech perception, and understanding how listeners with hearing loss process speech. Steven also serves as the student liaison to the American Academy of Audiology Foundation and the Treasurer of the national Student Academy of Audiology.

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