The American Auditory Society is committed to inclusiveness and increasing representation of under-represented minorities. Individuals with a disability (e.g. loss of hearing, vision, or mobility, as well as individuals with a psychiatric or learning disability) and individuals from groups historically under-represented in the biomedical sciences (e.g. African American, American Indian, Alaska Native, Native Hawaiian, Pacific Islander, and Latin American) are highly encouraged to apply for travel awards.

Applicants interested in being considered for a Minority Travel Award should submit through the appropriate student/investigator submission category below and disclose minority and/or disability information with your submission. All information disclosed will be kept confidential. The American Auditory Society will fund up to two $1,000 diversity travel scholarships.

Student Travel Awards

There are two categories of student travel awards that are made available to the American Auditory Society through funding from the National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD).  The Mentored Student Awards ($1000) are open to doctoral students conducting research.  One must be a student at the time of the abstract submission deadline date in order to quality for this award. T35 Student Awards ($800) are available to AuD students who have participated in research funded by a training grant (T-35) to the participating institution, also funded by the NIDCD.

New Investigator Travel Award

The New Investigator Travel Award, funded by the American Auditory Society, is intended to provide travel support to new investigators who have completed a doctoral degree (or post-doc training or residency) within the past five years. Applicants with appointments in academic programs should be at junior faculty levels (e.g., instructor, assistant professor).  All applicants must have completed a degree in an area of research falling within the mission of the American Auditory Society.

Applicants must be members in good standing of the AAS. 

Recipients of this award are required to submit an abstract and related materials for review and, if selected for an award, must present a paper (poster or podium format) at the meeting.

Application submission requirements: Applications will be reviewed competitively and selections made by the Program Abstract Review Committee for the upcoming Annual Meeting of the AAS.  The items listed below are required:

  • Personal identifying information
  • Mailing address and other contact information
  • Professional information/affiliations
  • Curriculum vitae (CV) / resume including current sources of funding as well as dates receiving doctoral degree, completion of post-doc, completion of residency, as appropriate.


Students or New Investigators wishing to apply for awards must complete an abstract submission, checking the appropriate category of award sought (T35 Poster, Mentored Student Poster, New Investigator Poster, or New Investigator Podium) before the abstract submission deadline on November 15.