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Research Training Opportunities

Research Training Opportunities

American Speech-Language-Hearing Association's (ASHA) Lessons for Success Conference

Are you an otolaryngologist looking to advance your research career? Consider applying to attend the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association's (ASHA) Lessons for Success conference. For over a decade, ASHA has been offering this highly successful grant-writing conference to early-career researchers in communication sciences and disorders. In an effort to accelerate interdisciplinary collaboration, ASHA’s Lessons for Success includes slots specifically dedicated to otolaryngologists.

Lessons for Success will take place April 24-26, 2017 at the ASHA National Office in Rockville, Maryland. Applications are due January 10, 2017.

What is Lessons for Success? Lessons for Success is a program that aims to prepare researchers to compete successfully for federal research funding though the most appropriate mechanism for their career stage. The conference includes lectures, mock reviews, roundtable discussions, and small-group sessions focused on grant-writing skills and professional competencies needed to succeed in a research career.

Why should I attend? According to recent follow-up surveys, prior participants are achieving success. Within two years of attending Lessons for Success, 60% had successfully secured research funding. Of those who had applied for NIDCD funding, 45% were successful. Five years after attending, 96% continued to hold an academic or other research position.

How do I apply? To be eligible, you must be a final year resident, post-residency fellow, candidacy-level MD/PhD student, or junior-level faculty (assistant professor) who has applied for extramural research funding (success obtaining prior funding is preferred but not required).

Please see for more program details and application instructions. The application deadline is January 10, 2017.

How much will it cost? There is no conference registration fee. Funds are provided for travel, lodging, and meals in accordance with ASHA policy.

The program is supported by a U13 grant from the National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD) and is co-sponsored by ASHA and the American Speech-Language-Hearing Foundation.

Questions? Contact

University of Michigan Health System - Advanced Research Training in Otolaryngology Program

Post-Residency Research Fellowships

July 1, 2015 – June 30, 2016
July 1, 2016 - June 30, 2017

The Department of Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery is currently seeking candidates for one-year of research training fellowships in Otolaryngology. Both basic science and clinical research projects are possible. Eligible candidates will have completed (or with projected completion of) residency in otolaryngology-head and neck surgery prior to July 1, 2015. This program has provided research training with internationally recognized faculty for over 20 years. One position is available per year, and is renewable.

Must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident holding a green card.

Visit the Advanced Research Training in Otolaryngology Program (ARTOP) website to learn more.

Marci M. Lesperance, MD, FACS, FAAP
Training Grant Program Director
1540 E. Hospital Drive
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-4241
(734) 936-4934
Fax (734) 763-7802