The Technical Committee on Psychological and Physiological Acoustics has a special funding opportunity available to support invited student presenters at the ASA Louisville meeting in Spring 2019. The deadline for application is October 1, 2018. More information is available below:

Dear ASA member,


The Psychological and Physiological (P&P) Acoustics Technical Committee of the Acoustical Society of America (ASA) will fund 6 students or post-docs to attend and present invited talks at the ASA’s spring 2019 meeting in Louisville, Kentucky, 13-17 May 2019.


Travel awards will be granted to 3 individuals with research related to clinical topics and 3 individuals relating to topics in physiological research relevant to Psychological and Physiological Acoustics. Precedence will be given to first-time attendees to an Acoustical Society meeting. Membership in the Acoustical Society of America is not required.


Awardees will be assigned to present an invited talk in a special session titled “Acoustics Outreach: Planting Seeds for Future Clinical and Physiological Collaborations ’19” (award recipients must present the talks), $750 for travel expenses, and will be introduced to several P&P mentors at the meeting.


A goal of this award is to promote translational research and expose clinical and physiology researchers to the Acoustical Society, whose mentors may not normally attend ASA meetings.


Applications must include:


• A cover letter – limit one page

• An abstract for a podium presentation – limit of 200 words (applicants must be

the first author and make the presentation. Note that you must also submit the abstract on the ScholarOne site when the call for papers is issued and the submission site is opened.)

• A letter of recommendation

• A current CV


Cover letter should include a statement of interest in interdisciplinary research, how your research is relevant to psychological and physiological acoustics, a background on your education and area of study, and a statement of financial need for attending an ASA meeting. Please compile documents into one pdf file. Letter of recommendation may come from a mentor or colleague, and may be emailed separately.


Deadline for the travel award is Monday, October 1, 2018. Please email applications to

Kelly L. Whiteford:


Applicants will be informed of the decisions by November 1, 2018



Frederick Gallun

Chair, Technical Committee on Psychological and Physiological Acoustics