Funded by the Alberta Elks Foundation in memory of Dr. Einer Boberg, the co-founder and first director of the Institute for Stuttering Treatment and Research (ISTAR), and reflects Dr. Boberg’s lifelong commitment to the advancement of clinical practice and the important of its connection to research.
Value: $1,500 at the Masters level; $3,000 at the PhD level. The award is non-renewable. Two master’s awards or one PhD award will be offered annually.
Eligibility: Awarded annually to a student in the speech-language pathology program or the rehabilitation science program at the University of Alberta who has demonstrated strong clinical skills and a research interest in the area of stuttering. The award is intended to assist a student in the completion of a MSc-SLP project, a MSc-SLP thesis, a MSc thesis in Rehabilitation Science or a PhD program in Rehabilitation Science that is related to stuttering. Applicants at the Master’s level should have completed the first year of a Master’s program in speech-language pathology or rehabilitation science in the Faculty of Rehabilitation Medicine at the University of Alberta. Applicants at the PhD level should have been admitted to the Rehabilitation Science program in the Faculty. Applicants should have excellent academic standing, be able to present evidence of significant community service, and be planning to specialize in the area of stuttering.
Application: Application for the award should be made by June 1st in the first year of study. Applicants should submit a brief curriculum vitae (in which community service can be documented), an official graduate transcript, and an essay of no more than 1,000 words describing their interest in the disorder of stuttering and the goal of their studies in this field to:
Boberg/Elks Graduate Award Committee
ISTAR, 1500 College Plaza
University of Alberta
Edmonton AB T6G 2C8
Notification of the award will be made by the beginning of September. Award recipients will be announced publicly.