Fellowships and Scholarships

Fellowships and Scholarships Available from the
Acoustical Society of America

The Frederick V. Hunt Postdoctoral Research Fellowship in Acoustics
Minority Fellowship
Raymond H. Stetson Scholarship in Phonetics and Speech Science
Robert W. Young Award for Undergraduate Student Research in Acoustics
The Robert Bradford Newman Student Award Fund - Newman Medals and Schultz Grants
Congressional Science and Engineering Fellowship
Research Grant in Speech Science, Awarded by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Foundation

Frederick V. Hunt Postdoctoral Research Fellowship in Acoustics

Download the application for the 2015 Hunt Fellowship

The F. V. Hunt Postdoctoral Research Fellowship was established by the Society to carry out Professor Hunt's wish that his estate be used to further the science of, and education in acoustics. Fellows receive a stipend, provided jointly by the Hunt estate and a fund established by the Acoustical Society, to support their research on a topic in acoustics at an institution of their choice. One Fellowship is usually awarded each year. The past and present Hunt Fellows are:

  • 1978-79 - Steven L. Garrett
  • 1979-80 - Mary J. Osberger
  • 1980-81 - Cynthia A. Prosen
  • 1981-82 - Daniel Rugar
  • 1982-83 - Wesley N. Cobb
  • 1983-84 - Mark F. Hamilton
  • 1984-85 - Christine H. Shadle
  • 1985-86 - Anthony A. Atchley
  • 1986-87 - M. Christian Brown
  • 1987-88 - Ian M. Lindevald
  • 1988-89 - Elizabeth C. Oesterle
  • 1989-90 - E. Carr Everbach
  • 1990-91 - Kenneth A. Cunefare
  • 1991-92 - Gregory J. Sandell
  • 1992-93 - Quan Qi
  • 1993-94 - Charles E. Bradley
  • 1994-95 - T. Douglas Mast
  • 1995-96 - Robin O. Cleveland
  • 1996-97 - Mark A. Hasegawa-Johnson
  • 1997-98 - James J. Finneran
  • 1998-99 - Lily Wang
  • 1999-00 - Penelope Menounou
  • 2000-01 - James C. Lacefield
  • 2001-02 - Chao-Yang Lee
  • 2002-03 - Constantin C. Coussios
  • 2003-04 - Tyrone M. Porter
  • 2004-05 - Xuedong Zhang
  • 2005-06 - Catherine L. Berchok
  • 2006-07 - Erica E. Bowden
  • 2007-08 - Julie N. Oswald
  • 2008-09 - Todd A. Hay
  • 2009-10 - Allison Stimpert
  • 2010-11 - Michael Canney
  • 2011-12 - James Choi
  • 2012-13 - Julia Huyck
  • 2013-14 - Likun Zhang
  • 2014-15 - Wu Jung Lee

Minority Fellowship

Application for the next Fellowship will be posted in 2015.

The Acoustical Society of America established a Minority Fellowship in 1992 with the goal of supporting minority students in their pursuit of graduate-level degrees in acoustics. To be eligible for the fellowship, the applicant must have permanent residence or citizenship in the United States or Canada at the time of application. He/she must also be a member of a minority group (Hispanic, African American or Native American) that is underrepresented in the sciences. Recipients have been:

  • 1993 - Brian Scott
  • 1997 - J. Sean Allen
  • 1999 - Guillermo Emilio Aldana
  • 2001 - Vernecia S. McKay
  • 2002 - David T. Bradley
  • 2003 - Gaylon C. Hollis
  • 2005 - Bobby Gibbs, II
  • 2007 - Alicia J. Wagner
  • 2008 - Tessa-Jonne Ropp
  • 2010 - Akibi Archer
  • 2012 - Marisa A. Tice
  • 2012 - Robert D. Valtierra
  • 2014 - Steven J. Sandoval

Raymond H. Stetson Scholarship in Phonetics and Speech Science

Application for the 2015 Scholarship will be posted in 2015.

This scholarship, which was established through a grant to the Acoustical Society Foundation in 1998, honors the memory of Professor Raymond H. Stetson, a pioneer investigator in phonetics and speech science. Its purpose is to facilitate the research efforts of promising graduate students. Recipients have been:

  • 1999 - Roger W. Steeve
  • 2000 - Elizabeth K. Johnson
  • 2001 - Jeffery A. Jones
  • 2002 - Meena Agarwal
  • 2003 - Cynthia G. Clopper
  • 2004 - Marion Dohen
  • 2005 - Jelena Krivokapic
  • 2006 - Jennifer L. Cornish
  • 2007 - Jennell C. Vick
  • 2008 - Jason A. Shaw
  • 2009 - Michael I. Proctor
  • 2010 - Shira E. Katseff
  • 2011 - Shanqing Cai
  • 2012 - Benjamin T. Parrell
  • 2013 - Adam C. Lammert
  • 2014 - Donald K. Danielson
  • 2014 - Patrick F. Reidy

Robert W. Young Award for Undergraduate Student Research in Acoustics

Download the Application for the 2014 Young Award

A gift to the Acoustical Society Foundation made by the family of the late Robert W. Young in his honor has been established to grant undergraduate student research awards. Recipients have been:

  • 2004 - Michelle Jarick; Jennifer Hamel
  • 2005 - Christopher Beers; Lauren Ronsse
  • 2007 - Farina Pinnock
  • 2008 - Cody Brack
  • 2009 - Jonathan Birney; Blaine Harker
  • 2010 - Asami Nishikawa; Peter Moriarty
  • 2011 - Adam T. Buck
  • 2012 - Charles Blair, Jr; Colette Vossler

Congressional Science and Engineering Fellowship

The American Institute of Physics in cooperation with the Acoustical Society of America (ASA) annually sponsors a scientist to spend a year providing analytical expertise and scientific advice to Congress. In turn, the program enables scientists to broaden their experience through direct involvement with the legislative and policy processes. Fellows gain a perspective which, ideally, will enhance not only their own careers but also the physics community's ability to more effectively communicate with its representatives in Congress.

For information about how to apply, visit www.aip.org/gov/fellowships/cf.html

Fellows have been:

  • 2009 - Robert A. Fox
  • 2011 - Makensie Lystrup
  • 2013 - Rose Mutiso

Research Grant in Speech Science

The Klatt Memorial Fund was created in 1989 jointly by the Acoustical Society of America's Technical Committee on Speech Communication and the American Speech-Language-Hearing Foundation to create a research grant in speech science in honor of Dennis Klatt. The $5,000 Research Grant in Speech Science is designed to further research activities in the areas of speech communication for individuals having received a doctoral degree within the last 5 years. This grant is supported by the Dennis Klatt memorial fund. For information on how to apply for this grant, vist the ASHA Foundation at http://www.ashfoundation.org/recipients/Speech-Science-Recipients-1998-2.... Recipients of the grant have been:

  • 1991 - Yingyong Qi
  • 1993 - Kathleen Ellen Cummings
  • 1996 - Helen Hanson
  • 1998 - Michael S. Vitevitch
  • 2000 - Amy Neel
  • 2002 - Lori L. Holt
  • 2005 - Rajka Smiljanic
  • 2007 - Mary K. Fagan
  • 2012 - Kaitlyn L. Lansford
  • 2012 - Daryush Mehta