The Hear the World Foundation—an organization founded by hearing solutions company Sonova, that supports disadvantaged people with hearing loss—is seeking applications for the ninth annual Judith Gravel Fellowship in Pediatric Audiology, the Foundation announced. The fellowship was established in collaboration with the Department of Otolaryngology at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; the Foundation supports outstanding audiology students with an annual grant of $15,000.

“Dr Judith Gravel, who passed away in 2008, was internationally acclaimed for her knowledge and expertise in the field of pediatric audiology and for her numerous contributions to clinical research,” said Professor Richard Seewald, a member of the Hear the World Foundation’s Advisory Board. “She will be remembered as someone who always endeavored to improve training and educational opportunities for students and medical professionals. With this fellowship, we continue to advance her mission and legacy.”

Encouraging Pediatric Audiology Students

According to the announcement, the Judith Gravel Fellowship is awarded each year to a fourth-year Doctor of Audiology (AuD) student whose externship is completed at UNC Hospitals with a focus on audiological management of infants and young children with hearing loss. The $15,000 award covers the period beginning June through May of the following year in order to help support the student’s educational needs in pursuing a career in pediatric audiology. The 2017-2018 recipient is Hannah Dorothy. Read more about Hannah Dorothy as well as all previous fellowship recipients.

How to Apply or the Next Judith Gravel Fellowship
For students interested in applying for the 2018-2019 fellowship, applications are being accepted now through October 1, 2017. The documents listed below should be merged into a single PDF file and sent to: [email protected].

Application requirements include:

– Graduate transcript*
– GRE scores*
– 3 letters of recommendation
– Personal statement conveying interest in the Gravel Fellowship. Emphasis should be on the candidate’s interest in pursuing a career with specialization in the clinical practice of pediatric audiology.
– Resume

*Unofficial transcripts and GRE scores are acceptable. The recipient of the 2018-2019 fellowship will be announced November 1, 2017.

Source: Hear the World Foundation