Funding Opportunities

Speech and Hearing Awards

Doctoral Training Grant Funding-   The Division of Speech & Hearing Sciences has an excellent record of obtaining doctoral level leadership grants from the U.S. Department of Education and has had continuous funding since the inception of the program in 2002. Funds typically pay for a student stipend, health insurance, in-state tuition, and travel. Out-of-state tuition is typically covered by the Department and Graduate School. Available grant support is noted below:

Doctoral Level Interdisciplinary Preparation in Teaching, Research, and Service Focused on Young Children with Autism and Their Families. US Department of Education Doctoral Leadership Grant (PDF)

This interdisciplinary program draws on the resources and expertise from the Divisions of Speech and Hearing Sciences and Occupational Science within the School of Medicine; Early Childhood, Families, and Literacy Studies Program in the School of Education, Program in Developmental Psychology, and the Frank Porter Graham Child Development Institute. Grant Faculty include: Elizabeth Crais and Linda Watson from the Division of Speech & Hearing Sciences, Grace Baranek from Occupational Sciences, Harriet Boone and Sam Odom from the School of Education and the Frank Porter Graham Child Development Institute, and Steve Reznick from Developmental Psychology. The grant covers a $14,000 stipend, in-state tuition (the Division and GraduateSchool cover out-of-state tuition), health insurance, and travel. For additional information on this grant(website under construction)

Graduate School One-Year Merit Fellowships

The Graduate School each year provides merit-based one-year fellowships for doctoral students. All students who apply for admission are eligible and each department nominates their top candidates (Speech and Hearing Sciences is typically allotted 2 nominations). The Division will contact you if you are being nominated for such an award. The awards cover a $15,000 stipend, in-state and out-of-state tuition, and health insurance. The Graduate School will notify you if you are awarded one of the fellowships.

Graduate School Five-Year Fellowships

The Graduate School each year provides for a small number of five-year fellowships for doctoral students. All students who apply for admission are eligible and each department nominates their top candidates (Speech and Hearing Sciences is typically allotted 2 nominations). The Division will contact you if you are being nominated for such an award. The awards cover $20,000 in stipend, in-state and out-of-state tuition, and health insurance. The Graduate School will notify you if you are awarded one of the fellowships.

Additional Funding Opportunities

  • Academic Common Market-

    The Graduate School at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill proudly participates in the Academic Common Market (ACM). Facilitated by the Southern Regional Education Board, the ACM is a cooperative arrangement among universities in16 states in the southeastern United States. Applicants accepted into one of the following graduate programs at Carolina, and who qualify and are selected for the ACM, are charged tuition at the in-state rate.

    To qualify for the ACM you first need to be accepted in one of the graduate programs listed below. Once accepted, you will need to contact the ACM coordinator in your home state. You can find the name of your ACM home coordinator here. Your ACM state coordinator will need to verify that you are a legal resident of that state and the program for which you have been accepted is not offered in your home state. Available slots for qualified ACM students are limited.

  • Sertoma International Scholarships - Local Meridian Sertoma Club Scholarship for rising second year student in SLP or AUD. $1,000 award in May. More information: www.sertoma.org
  • Sertoma Communicative Disorders Scholarship Program - $2,500 Scholarships. More information: www.sertoma.org
  • NCSHLA Student Educational Achievement Award - Given to student members of the North Carolina Speech, Hearing, and Language Association. You will need an application, two letters of recommendation, and a list of current course credits sent to the Committee Chair. www.ncshla.org or contact Sue King, (919) 833-3984