Following the success of the inaugural Tavistock Trust for Aphasia Distinguished Scholar Awards in the United States of America, the Trustees of The Tavistock Trust for Aphasia are pleased to announce that applications are open for a second year. These annual awards are to recognize scholarly excellence in all, or some, of the following areas:

  • Research and publications dedicated to improving life with aphasia 
  • Mentoring of research students on topics associated with quality of life, life participation, conversation or similar topics related to life with aphasia
  • Training of future clinicians to address quality of life with aphasia
  • Working to improve external grant funding that addresses the needs of people living with aphasia.

The Awards aim to foster and encourage pioneering research and clinical projects that strive to make a meaningful and discernible difference in the everyday lives of people living with aphasia, their families and caregivers. (for examples, click here)

Professionals who hold a terminal degree and are considered “early-career” aphasia researchers in the USA are eligible. Early career is defined as approximately 8-10 years post Ph.D. (excluding any period of career break such as family care or health leave). 

The Tavistock Trust for Aphasia Distinguished Scholar award will include a (one-time) US $1,000 monetary prize, a certificate and a Tavistock Trust for Aphasia Distinguished Scholar badge. In 2020, up to four TTA Distinguished Scholar awards will be presented.

The Trustees of the Tavistock Trust for Aphasia would like to thank the board of Aphasia Access for collaborating with the Trust by facilitating this project.

Important Dates for 2020:

Applications for 2020 to be submitted by February 15, 2020
Announcements of Awards 2020 will be made in May 2020 – tbc
Click here to learn more about the award on the Tavistock Trust for Aphasia website


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