Friday, February 17, 2006

BSA Vacation Scholarship

Today is the deadline for the BSA Vacation Scholarship applications; I should have talked about the scheme a long time ago. :-( It is an initiative of the BSA research committee of which I am vice-chair and that I started in 2001 when I was a BSA trustee. We give students funding to do research work in stuttering over the summer to get them addicted to stuttering research. :-)

Read more here:
This year the Research Committee of the British Stammering Association is again running its Vacation Scholarship scheme to provide students with the opportunity to propose and execute a research project related to stammering. The project may take the form of original research or a review of existing research. Whichever approach is chosen the project should help the BSA to fulfil its vision of a world that understands stammering. Reviews should therefore also include a well developed proposal for future research for which the BSA could seek funding. The immediate aim of the scheme is to assist those who wish to conduct research into stammering, or related areas, in their future careers. The long-term aim is to increase awareness of the importance of research amongst professionals working with people wanting to improve their fluency.

Applications are invited from departments of speech language, psychology, medicine, social science or any allied disciplines, for students to work on a research project during the summer vacation. All applications should be submitted by the sponsoring departments on the students' behalf. Joint applications where two students share the work, and the bursary, are permissible.

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