AG Bell gratefully acknowledges the support of the Hearst Foundations to provide stipends to ten college students who are deaf and hard of hearing and use Listening and Spoken Language to participate in summer research internships in auditory sciences laboratories at affiliated universities. Students must have completed their sophomore or junior year of college by June 2019, have at least a 3.0 GPA, and be majoring in a STEM field (Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics).
AG Bell’s STEM-HEAR program focuses on supporting outstanding students in STEM studies who have the capacity to participate alongside students with typical hearing in research laboratories in auditory sciences. Our goal is to encourage students with hearing loss to persevere in their STEM-based studies, leading to careers in STEM fields and academia. The STEM-HEAR program ensures that each student has a mentor who uses Listening and Spoken Language or is trained in working with students with hearing loss who will support and guide the student throughout the internship experience.
Students may inquire at their own university for available placement or be invited to participate in an internship registered with AG Bell. Stipends assist students with room and board, travel and/or incidentals. Students commit to complete two surveys following their internship and participate in a student-mentor exchange with other STEM-HEAR participants to encourage each other to persevere in STEM studies.
How to Save Your Progress
You may save your progress and complete your application later by clicking the save button at the bottom of any screen and providing an email address to send the "continue form" link.
Please note that we do not store or have access to these pending applications. Use the "continue form" button in the email to continue where you left off.
To receive a stipend, you must also apply to an internship program through the website of one of these universities or through your own university.
Only applicants with an internship program may be selected for an AG Bell award.
If you have not already applied to an internship, save your progress now and follow the links provided to research these programs and decide which program(s) you will apply for. Afterwards, return to this form to give your selection and complete the AG Bell application.
By completing the AG Bell application, you will have already collected the requirements for any of these programs, so you’ll be prepared to upload your responses to the universities. Remember, you must also apply to an internship program to be selected for a stipend.
USC Bridging the Gap; Dr. Goldsworthy*†; Dr. Kalluri
Baylor College of Medicine
Baylor SMART Program; Dr. Farrell
BUILDing SCHOLARS UTEP Summer Research Program; Dr. Raphael*
Oregon Health and Sciences University
OHSU Equity Program; Dr. Reiss*†; Dr. Brigande*; Dr. Steyger*; Dr. Gallun*
Johns Hopkins University
JHU Summer Internship Program; JHU Engineering Leadership Alliance; JHU CARES;
Dr. Ratnanather*†; Dr. Lauer
*D/HoH Faculty †Lead Faculty
With the information provided to us, AG Bell and STEM-HEAR will do their best to assign placements by matching expertise with appropiate labs.