LPAA and Tavistock Awards

The Tavistock Trust for Aphasia Distinguished Scholar Awards 2021

The Tavistock Trust for Aphasia (TTA) is pleased to announce The Tavistock Trust for Aphasia Distinguished Scholar Awards for 2021 in the United States of America.  This award was conceived to address research capacity related to quality of life issues in aphasia.  The award is given in recognition of scholarly excellence in all, or some, of the following areas:

  • Research and Publications dedicated to improving life with aphasia, and/or
  • Mentoring of research students to conduct research associated with quality of life, life participation, conversation or similar topics related to life with aphasia, and/or
  • Working to improve external grant funding that addresses the needs of people living with aphasia.

The aim of these awards is to foster and encourage pioneering research that aims to make a difference in the everyday lives of people living with aphasia, their families and caregivers.

Who is Eligible:

Professionals who hold a terminal degree and are considered “early career” aphasia researchers in the USA are eligible.  Early career is defined as approximately 8-10 years post Ph.D (excluding any period of career break such as family care or health leave).

From 2019 four awards will be made annually, initially for three years. This scheme will be reviewed in the 2021.

The Tavistock Trust for Aphasia Distinguished Scholar award will include a (one-time) US $1,000 monetary award, a certificate and a Tavistock Trust for Aphasia Distinguished Scholar badge.

Important Dates:

Applications for 2021 to be submitted by 15 February 2021. Apply Now!

Announcements of Awards will be made in May 2021 – date to be confirmed.

How To Apply:

The Tavistock Trust for Aphasia, in collaboration with Aphasia Access, will accept both nominations from a third party, or applications from individuals who wish to be considered for a Tavistock Distinguished Aphasia Scholar award.
For more information and to apply for this award visit Tavistock Trust.

The Tavistock Trust for Aphasia Distinguished Scholar Award Winners 2020

                          
Jessica Richardson,                        Jennifer Mozeiko, 
University of New Mexico             University of Connecticut
                           
Will Evans,                                        Brent Archer,
University of Pittsburgh                   Bowling Green State                                                                                                                                                                                                                     University

Awards are given to exceptional leaders for the breadth of their contributions to aphasia care, implementation of the Life Participation Approach to Aphasia (LPAA), and/or communication access in health care or community services. 

Past Winners:
Sarah E. Wallace (2019), Dr. Jamie Azios (2019), Dr. Katie Strong (2019), Dr. Sharon Antonucci (2019)

Audrey Holland Award

The Audrey Holland Award is the organization’s highest recognition award, acknowledging distinguished contribution to the Life Participation Approach to Aphasia. 

Honorees:

2019: Dr. Roberta Elman (Aphasia Center of California)

2017: Dr. Aura Kagan and Dr. Nina Simmons-Mackie (Aphasia Institute and Southeastern Louisiana University)

2015 Dr. Audrey Holland for whom the award is named (University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ)

Winner(s) are announced at the Aphasia Access Leadership Summit held in March in odd numbered years.
The application process will be announced approximately 4 months in advance. 

Innovator Award

The Aphasia Access Innovator Award recognizes the work of an Aphasia Access member who has considered the LPAA from a novel and diverse perspective and addressed challenges in a creative and innovative manner. 

Honorees:

2019: Ellen Bernstein-Ellis (California State University at East Bay) and Jerome Kaplan (Boston University)

2017: Maura Silverman (Triangle Aphasia Project, Cary, NC)

Winner(s) are announced at the Aphasia Access Leadership Summit held in March in odd numbered years.
The application process will be announced approximately 4 months in advance.