Funding Resources

Funding is available from the Acoustical Society of America through a program of fellowships, scholarships, prizes, grants, and student and young professional awards.

There are also funding opportunities that are offered in connection with meetings of the Society including Student Travel Grants, Best Paper Awards for Students and Young Presenters, Young Investigator Travel Grants and Dependent Care Subsidies.

The Committee on International Research and Education oversees the International Student Grants program as well as sponsorship of Specialty Symposia in Acoustics.

Links to further information can be found on the list on the left sidebar of this page.

 

Fellowships and Scholarships Available from the Acoustical Society of America

Frederick V. Hunt Postdoctoral Research Fellowship in Acoustics
James E. West  Fellowship
Leo and Gabriella Beranek Scholarship in Architectural Acoustics and Noise Control
Raymond H. Stetson Scholarship in Phonetics and Speech Science
Frank and Virginia Winker Memorial Scholarship for Graduate Study in Acoustics
Robert W. Young Award for Undergraduate Student Research in Acoustics
The Robert Bradford Newman Student Award Fund
– Newman Medals and Schultz Grants
Research Grant in Speech Science – Awarded by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Foundation


Frederick V. Hunt Postdoctoral Research Fellowship in Acoustics

Download Application for the 2020-21 Fellowship

The Frederick V. Hunt Postdoctoral Research Fellowship in Acoustics 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. A commemorative booklet celebrating the 40th Anniversary of the Fellowship can be downloaded here. 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 M. 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
  • 2015-16 – Jason L. Raymond
  • 2015-16 – Himanshu Shekhar
  • 2016-17 – Romain Fleury
  • 2017-18 – Anna C. Diedesch
  • 2018 -19 – Yuning Guo
  • 2019-20 – Christopher C. Heffner

James E. West Fellowship

Application for the next Fellowship will be posted in winter 2019

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. The fellowship was renamed the James E. West Fellowship in 2018. 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 – 95 – Brian Scott
  • 1997 – 99 – J. Sean Allen
  • 1999 – 01 – Guillermo Emilio Aldana
  • 2001 – 02 – Vernecia S. McKay
  • 2002 – 03 – David T. Bradley
  • 2003 – 05 – Gaylon C. Hollis
  • 2005 – 07 – Bobby Gibbs, II
  • 2007 – 08 – Alicia J. Wagner
  • 2008 – 10 – Tessa-Jonne Ropp
  • 2010 – 12 – Akibi Archer
  • 2012 – 14 – Marisa A. Tice
  • 2012 – 14 –  Robert D. Valtierra
  • 2014 – 16 – Steven P. Sandoval
  • 2016 – 18 – Mauricio Villa
  • 2018 – 20 – Dillan Villavisanis

 

Leo and Gabriella Beranek Scholarship in Architectural Acoustics and Noise Control

Application for the 2020 Scholarship will be posted in December 2019

The Leo and Gabriella Scholarship in Architectural Acoustics and Noise Control has been established through a generous donation by Leo and Gabriella Beranek to the Acoustical Society of America to support graduate study in the fields of architectural acoustics and noise control.   One scholarship will be awarded each year to a student who is a US citizen enrolled in any university that offers a graduate degree program in architectural acoustics or noise control. Recipients have been:

  • 2016 – Andrew Hulva
  • 2017 – Matthew T. Neal
  • 2018 – Kieren Smith
  • 2019 – Kevin Leete

Raymond H. Stetson Scholarship in Phonetics and Speech Science

Application for the 2020 Scholarship will be posted in December 2019

The Raymond H. Stetson Scholarship, which was established through a grant to the Acoustical Society Foundation in 1998.  It honors the memory of Professor Raymond H. Stetson, a pioneer investigator in phonetics and speech science. The purpose of the scholarship 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
  • 2015 – Katherine M. Dawson
  • 2015 – Matthew I. Lehet
  • 2016 – Gregg A. Castellucci
  • 2016 – Matthew D. Faytak
  • 2017 – Claire E. Cordella
  • 2017 – Ariel John Orena
  • 2018 – Heather M. Campbell
  • 2018 – Nicholas R. Monto
  • 2019 – Margaret E. Cychosz
  • 2019 – Joanne Jingwen Li

 

Frank and Virginia Winker Memorial Scholarship for Graduate Study in Acoustics

Application for the 2020 Scholarship will be posted in December 2019

The Frank and Virginia Winker Memorial Scholarship for Graduate Study in Acoustics has been established through a generous donation by The Elizabeth L. and Russell F. Hallberg Foundation and Douglas F. Winker to the Acoustical Society of America to support graduate study in the fields of architectural acoustics noise control, or engineering acoustics.   One scholarship will be awarded each year to a student who is a US citizen enrolled in any university in the United States that offers a graduate degree program in architectural acoustics, noise control, or engineering acoustics.  The first scholarship will be awarded in 2017. Recipients have been:

  • 2017 – Curtis P. Wiederhold
  • 2018 – Caleb Goates
  • 2019 – Colby W. Cushing

Robert W. Young Award for Undergraduate Student Research in Acoustics

Download Application for the 2019 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
  • 2013 – Jorge Escobido, Jazmin Myres
  • 2014 – Jonathan Macoskey, Joy Westland
  • 2015 – Candace Johnson, Viabhav Kumar
  • 2016 – Danielle Lynd, Lucas Shearer, Noah Sonne, Austin Wanek
  • 2017 – Macrae Montgomery, Nicholas Razo, Blake Simon, Alexander Svetgotff, and Dillan Villavisanis
  • 2019 – Alayna Collins, Megan Diekhoff, Alina Iwan, Newsha Jahanpanah, Brittany Wojciechowski

Speech Science Research Grant

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 Speech Science Research Grant 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, visit the ASHA Foundation at Speech Science Research Grant. 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
  • 2014 – Aaron Moberly
  • 2016 – Kim R. Bauerly

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