NIDCD-Funded PSST Student Fellowship

The National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD) has funded a supplement grant to fund the PSST Challenge, the purpose of which is to promote the use of clinical datasets of aphasic speech by the mainstream machine learning community (R01-DC015999-04S1).

The grant provides funds for approximately 7 students to participate in the PSST Challenge, and by extension, the LERC 2022. Student fellows will be reimbursed up to $1500 for travel and conference expenses. Any student who is active in an academic program, or post-doc actively involved in a research lab that has earned authorship on a paper to be submitted to the PSST Challenge can apply for a Student Fellowship. Applicants must be enrolled in a degree-granting academic program or a post-doctoral fellowship as of the abstract and fellowship application deadline. Earned authorship denotes a significant and real involvement in the genesis, conduct, and study interpretation. Each abstract submission may be associated with only one fellowship application, and each fellowship application may be associated with only one abstract submission.

The PSST Challenge Organizing Committee determines the awardees. Committee members will recuse themselves from evaluating submissions when there is a conflict of interest. A partial list of criteria for awarding these fellowships includes: preference to first authors, and on papers that are most highly rated by the PSST Challenge Organizing Committee. Preference is also given to members of underrepresented minorities, and applicants with a documented need for travel funding.

Application Instructions

There are two parts to the application. Part 1 is a form on which to provide basic assurances. It must be signed by the applicant and the applicant’s advisor or department chair. Part 2 is a brief written statement that should be prepared according to instructions provided below. Parts 1 and 2 must be saved as PDFs and emailed to the PSST Challenge at the time of the abstract submission (Contact: Gerasimos Fergadiotis, Email: Applicants should read and complete each part carefully and follow the instructions for submitting them; incomplete applications will not be considered. The application deadline is the same as the PSST Challenge abstract submission deadline. We look forward to receiving and reviewing your application.

Download the application: PSST Challenge - Application for Student Travel Support

Gerasimos Fergadiotis, Ph.D., Steven Bedrick, Ph.D., Robert Gale, MS., & Mikala Fleegle, MS.