Category Archives: Research Opportunities

Research Funding through NIH Diversity Supplements

Research Funding through NIH Diversity Supplements

Guest speakers: Dr. Tumaini Coker (Seattle Childrens), Dr. Chris Li (Fred Hutch), and Dr. Lisa Manhart (SPH)

Topics include:

  • Eligibility criteria
  • Funding for tuition, stipend, benefits, etc
  • Finding faculty mentors and projects
  • Process/timeline

Graduate Students, Post-Docs and Undergraduates interested in research from disadvantaged backgrounds are invited to attend:  Research Funding through NIH Diversity Supplements.

Registration and Information:

Please register at:  for zoom link.

For more information, please see the Diversity Supplements FAQ by clicking here.

Contact Nora Coronado  if you have further questions.

Non-UW Doctoral Funding Opportunity (AZ)

Fund your 4-year PhD in Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences and get multicultural research training! Accepting students for 2020-2021 and 2021-2022!!!

Apply to our new program: Preparing Researchers in early Intervention for children with Disabilities from multicultural Environments (PRIDE).

This is a collaborative grant funded by the U.S. Department of Education to prepare doctoral students as researchers and future faculty with expertise in early assessment and intervention for children with disabilities from culturally and linguistically diverse (CLD) backgrounds. This program is a collaboration between Arizona State University and the University of Arizona. Faculty from both sites will train and mentor students in research.

This opportunity is perfect for people who already have their CCCs.

Students accepted into PRIDE will receive a tuition waiver, stipend, health insurance, and funding to attend professional conferences.


To find out more, contact:

Dr. Nancy Scherer,

Dr. Laida Restrepo,

Dr. Mary Alt,

Dr. Leah Fabiano-Smith,


CF SLP Positions at the Lavi Institute (CA)

The Lavi Institute is currently looking to hire three CF SLPs for research/clinical based positions that focus on assessment of articulation and language (school age group) as well as social communication in children with ASD. This position offers a unique opportunity to gain clinical and research experience in research data collection, interpretation of results and research article preparation.

Starting salary is $86.000. Relocation assistance of $2000 will be provided to relocate to southern California where they are located.


If you are interested in this position or would like more information, please contact  Adriana Lavi at (909) 724-8564 or visit their website at

Volunteer for a Library Study and Earn up to $500

Volunteer for a library study and earn up to $500!

Are you a first-generation college student?

Are you a current UW student and at least 18 years of age?

Are you interested in making up to $500 this Winter quarter?

If so, consider volunteering for the UW Libraries Participatory Design study. The process will involve one or more interactive and creative activities per session. Participants and the UW Libraries will collaboratively work together to identify and create a UW Libraries service or resource that meets the specific needs of first-generation college students.

Selected participants will:

  • Be compensated at $25 per session. Payment will be distributed monthly via Husky Card or gift card.
  • Have refreshments at each session
  • Commit to two 1.5 hour sessions per week this Winter Quarter (1/6/20 – 3/13/20).
  • Have the opportunity to co-design and present research about the study.

Additional details about the study will be discussed at the first session.


To volunteer to be a participant, complete the Volunteer Interest Form. The form will be open until December 2.

UW Aphasia Lab Opportunities

The Aphasia Research Lab at the University of Washington conducts research to better understand the complex processing of language and its breakdown in individuals with aphasia.

In particular, they study:

  1. The theoretical nature of word retrieval deficits in aphasia.
  2. Rehabilitation of aphasia.
  3. The influence of mental lexicon structure on treatment generalization.
  4. The psycholinguistic principles of stimuli used in treatment and/or standardized assessments.

Available Positions:

4 Undergraduate/Post Baccalaureate Volunteers*

*Update: Two of the PB positions listed below will now be work study paid positions.

  • Project:  Standardization of a test for verbal working memory with individuals who have aphasia and non-brain damaged controls
  • Duties:  data collection (non-brain damaged controls), data analysis, data entry
  • Start date:  June 2019
  • Length of appointment:  through AY 19/20 (ending June 2021)
  • If you are interested, please send your CV and a brief paragraph describing your interest in research and in aphasia to:  Dr Sonia Vieira at by MAY 10, 2019


1 Masters Thesis Opportunity (Spring 2019 to June 2020)

  • Project:  The influence of the mental lexicon on treatment generalization utilizing models of network theory
  • Start date:  Spring quarter 2019
  • If you are interested, please send your CV and a brief paragraph describing your interest in research and in aphasia to:  Dr Nichol Castro at by APRIL 30 2019

For more information, go to the Aphasia Research Lab’s web page.