Student Research Award

During the fall semester of each year NHCA will select up to two Students or recent graduates (e.g. AuD, PhD, MS, MD) in fields related to hearing loss prevention/hearing conservation at an accredited university for research awards. For a list of past recipients click here.  The awards are for completed research (such as dissertations, theses, and special projects) in the related fields. Recipients are expected to present their work at the upcoming or one of the future annual conventions of the NHCA. The recipient(s) will receive a cash award of $500 and up to $2,000 for travel and registration expenses following their presentation at one of the annual conferences of the NHCA. Receipts must be submitted for reimbursement of reasonable travel and registration expenses which are limited to $2,000. The receipts should show that the expenses are reasonable and not exorbitant (e.g., Coach fare versus first class fare). 

* For the 2021 NHCA virtual conference, the Foundation will award recipients $500 and will pay their registration fee for the virtual conference.

Application Deadline EXTENDED: October 16, 2020 (11:59 PM EDT)

*Please Note: Students who apply for the SRA can NOT apply for the SCA concurrently.

Required Submission Materials Include:

  • Two Recommendation Letters (Click here to download the recommendation form - .pdf)
    • Applicants - Forward a copy of this Recommendation Form to two (2) individuals (preferably faculty) who can speak to your student status, performance, and potential.

    • The form is to be completed in Adobe Acrobat or similar program, saved, and emailed to the email address provided on the form.
      (Please do NOT print and scan)


  • Official Transcript of Graduate Studies

  • Resume

  • Title & Abstract of Thesis, Dissertation or Other Research
    The student should provide a title and abstract of his/her in-progress or completed thesis, dissertation or other research project (limit 750 words, not including title), using the following structure/format:
    • Research Objective(s)
      Provide a succinct and clear research purpose, question, or objective.

    • Research Rationale
      Provide a strong and clear rationale for the research supported by the literature or community needs.

    • Methods
      Clearly describe the methodology, participant population (if applicable), and any statistical analyses.

    • Results
      Clearly specify the results of the data analysis.

    • Conclusion(s) and Future Work
      Provide conclusion(s), supported by the results, regarding the research objective, and suggest directions for future research.

    • Importance of Work
      Describe potential applications or impact of the research on the field of hearing loss prevention/hearing conservation, including the potential benefit to society at large.

Click Here to Submit SRA Application!



If you have any questions, please contact:

James Jerome, President, NHCA Scholarship Foundation
Phone: (317) 841-9829
Email: [email protected]