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Ph.D. Scholarships

Council of Academic Programs in Communication Sciences and Disorders
2021 Ph.D. Scholarship Program Guidelines

 

The application timeline for the 2021 scholarships will be available in August 2020.

Program Description

The Council of Academic Programs in Communication Sciences and Disorders (CAPCSD) is committed to addressing the Ph. D. shortage in communication sciences and disorders. To this end, CAPCSD will address a salient factor influencing the Ph. D. pipeline: time to degree completion. CAPCSD announces a scholarship program for students pursuing a research doctoral degree (i.e., Ph. D.) focused on an academic career in communication sciences and disorders. CAPCSD will fund up to eight (8) scholarships of $20,000 each for successful scholarship awardees. These scholarships are intended for those students who have advanced to the candidacy stage of their respective doctoral programs (ABD). Doctoral students graduating in spring or summer 2020 can apply, however, priority will be given to those applicants completing their degrees in fall 2020 or beyond.

Eligibility Requirements

Award Amount

  • By November 15, 2020, applicants must have successfully advanced to candidacy in a regionally accredited academic program, at a CAPCSD member institution with membership in good standing as of September 15, 2020.
  • Member programs can nominate only one applicant for this scholarship. Those with multiple potential applicants may devise their own internal review process for the selection of one applicant. The selected graduate student will submit their own application.

$20,000 scholarship.

Application Information

Graduate students must complete all sections of the on-line application using the link provided below to upload the required documents.

Summary of the dissertation research plan (1,000-word limit)

  1. Background
  2. Specific aims/objectives
  3. Methods and outcome measures
  4. Predicted results/outcomes
  5. Anticipated completion date (include timeline related to IRB, data collection and analysis, dissertation defense etc.)

Supporting Documents

  1. Cover letter from the applicant with a brief introduction of the research project and stated commitment to an academic position upon completion of their Ph.D. program. The cover letter should include reference to current Ph.D. funding and how a CAPCSD scholarship would facilitate completion of the dissertation research (two-pages; double-spaced; 12-point font; one-inch margins).
  2. References used for your dissertation research
  3. Curriculum Vitae
  4. Letter of Support from research advisor signed by the program director
  5. Advisor’s bio sketch

Basis for Evaluation:

  • Stated commitment to an academic career in communication sciences and disorders
  • Strength of proposed dissertation research project
  • Strength of applicant Curriculum Vitae (publishing, presenting, teaching, etc.)
  • Strength of rationale for how this scholarship would impact timely completion of Ph. D.
  • Strength of mentor nomination letter

How to Apply

Graduate students must complete all sections of the on-line application using the link provided below to upload the required documents.

  • Summary of the dissertation research plan (1,000-word limit)
    1. Background
    2. Specific aims/objectives
    3. Methods and outcome measures
    4. Predicted results/outcomes
    5. Anticipated completion date (include timeline related to IRB, data collection and analysis, dissertation defense etc.)
  • Supporting Documents
    1. Cover letter from the applicant with a brief introduction of the research project and stated commitment to an academic position upon completion of their Ph.D. program. The cover letter should include reference to current Ph.D. funding and how a CAPCSD scholarship would facilitate completion of the dissertation research (two-pages; double-spaced; 12-point font; one-inch margins).
    2. Research References
    3. Curriculum Vitae
    4. Letter of Support from research advisor signed by the program director.
    5. Advisor’s bio sketch

Basis for Evaluation:

  • Stated commitment to an academic career in communication sciences and disorders
  • Strength of proposed dissertation research project
  • Strength of applicant Curriculum Vitae (publishing, presenting, teaching, etc.)
  • Strength of rationale for how this scholarship would impact timely completion of Ph. D.
  • Strength of mentor nomination letter

Timeline

The application timeline for the 2021 scholarships will be available in August 2020.

Questions?

Contact Deborah Ortiz at dortiz@capcsd.org

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