Distinguished Scholar USA

The Trustees of The Tavistock Trust for Aphasia (TTA) are pleased to announce that following the success of the first 3 years of The Tavistock Trust for Aphasia Distinguished Scholar Awards, they are extending the scheme for a minimum of another 3 years – and then will review once more.

The Trustees are pleased, also, to announce The Distinguished Scholar Awards will now welcome applications from the United States of America and Canada.

These Awards were conceived to address research capacity related to quality of life issues in aphasia.  The award is given in recognition of scholarly excellence in all, or some, of the following areas:

  • Research and Publications dedicated to improving life with aphasia, and/or
  • Mentoring of research students to conduct research associated with quality of life, life participation, conversation or similar topics related to life with aphasia, and/or
  • Working to improve external grant funding that addresses the needs of people living with aphasia.

Who is eligible:

Early career aphasia researchers in the USA and Canada are eligible.  Early career is defined as approximately 8-10 years post Ph.D. (excluding any period of career break such as family care or health leave).

The aim of these awards is to foster and encourage pioneering research that aims to make a difference in the everyday lives of people living with aphasia, their families and caregivers.

 

Aphasia Access will collaborate with the TTA by facilitating the process by which recipients are selected.  Aphasia Access is a not-for-profit professional organisation dedicated to the belief that people with aphasia should have access to services that not only improve language, but also help them participate in conversations, life’s interactions and activities, and foster communicatively accessible environments.

The Trustees of the Tavistock Trust for Aphasia would like to thank the board of Aphasia Access for collaborating with the Trust by facilitating this project.

www.aphasiaaccess.org

The Tavistock Trust for Aphasia Distinguished Scholar award will include a (one-time) US $1,000 monetary prize, a certificate and a Tavistock Trust for Aphasia Distinguished Scholar badge. and the title of Distinguished Scholar.

Important Dates:

Applications to be submitted by 15th February 2022

Announcements of Awards will be made in May 2022 – tbc

How To Apply

The Tavistock Trust for Aphasia, in collaboration with Aphasia Access, will accept both nominations from a third party, or applications from individuals who wish to be considered for a Tavistock Trust for Aphasia Distinguished Aphasia Scholar award. To apply please go to:

www.AphasiaAccess.org/Tavistock

Either will need to provide:

  1. A brief resume*. The resume should be written to address the following sections as they apply to current experiences:
  • contact information (phone, email address, etc.);
  • relevant educational history;
  • relevant service to the aphasia community;
  • relevant presentations, publications and/or grants;
  • relevant teaching and/or clinical experiences.

* The resume should not exceed 4 pages.

  1. A brief essay (of no more than 500 words) describing accomplishments in relevant areas below:
  • Research and publications dedicated to improving life with aphasia;
  • Working to improve external grant funding that addresses the needs of people living with aphasia;
  • Mentoring of research students to conduct research associated with quality of life, life participation, conversation or similar topics related to life with aphasia.
  • Training of future clinicians to address quality of life with aphasia.
  1. Letters of recommendation

If you are nominating someone:

  1. Please state your relationship to the person being nominated.
  2. Please include 1 additional letter of recommendation:
  • This letter should explain why the person being nominated is a good candidate for The Tavistock Trust for Aphasia Distinguished Scholar award.

If you are applying for yourself:

  1. Please provide 2 separate letters of recommendation.
  • This letter should explain why the person being nominated is a good candidate for The Tavistock Trust for Aphasia Distinguished Scholar award .

To apply, click here

Process

All applications will be reviewed by a dedicated committee: Professor Nina Simmons-Mackie, Dr. Aura Kagan and Professor Gloria Olness.

A short list will be forward to the Trustees of The Tavistock Trust for Aphasia who will make the final decision as to who will receive the awards each year.