What do past ANCDS Fellows have to say about their experience in the program?

"It was exciting to have all of the top researchers in adult neurogenics in the same room.  The fellow program itself allows for opportunities to network with established researchers in the field in a supportive environment and helps to offset the costs of adding an extra day to ASHA travels.  I strongly recommend the ANCDS fellow program to students interested in neurogenic communication disorders."
- Natalie Covington, MA, CCC-SLP, Doctoral Student at Vanderbilt University, 2018 ANCDS Fellow

"The opportunity to be introduced to peers and leaders in the field is life-changing.  Discussing the future of acquired neurogenic communication sciences puts what we learn in the classroom and dissect in lab into humanistic context.  It was so fun and rewarding to discuss personal and professional decision-making."
- Anya Leyhe, Master's Student at University of Montana, 2018 ANCDS Fellow

"It was wonderful to meet so many knowledgeable and established individuals within the field.  I really enjoyed being able to talk with my ANCDS mentor about her work in the field, her path to where she is now, and getting advice on my future career.  Being able to meet other student fellows and connect with them was also a great experience.  It was fantastic to talk with students who have similar aspirations in the field and make connections with them."
- Alyssa Rickels, Master's Student at Minnesota State University, Mankato, 2018 ANCDS Fellow

Feeling inspired? Apply today!

About the ANCDS Fellowship Awards: The 2019 program is open to full-time speech-language pathology Master's and Doctoral students enrolled in graduate-level courses during the Spring 2019 semester, and full-time students specializing in clinical neurologically-based communication disorders and sciences (e.g., neuroscience, linguistics) enrolled in graduate-level courses during the Spring 2019 semester. 

Students do not need to be members of the ANCDS to apply; non-members are encouraged to apply.  Students who have previously received an ANCDS Fellowship Award (either as a Master's or Doctoral student) are not eligible to apply. 

Visit the ANCDS website to learn more about the program, requirements, benefits, and to submit your application.

If you have questions, please contact Dr. Jessica Brown, PhD, CCC-SLP, Chair of the ANCDS Fellowship Award Committee, at [email protected]or Anne Lacher, ANCDS Member Specialist & Office Manager, at [email protected]