United States Department of Veterans Affairs

NCRAR Summer Research Traineeships

Spend the Summer in Beautiful Portland, Oregon!

Attention Au.D. Students:

  • Participate in an intensive 12-week research experience at the National Center for Rehabilitative Auditory Research (NCRAR) funded by an NIH-NIDCD T35 grant
  • Work alongside established clinical scientists on a variety of studies of hearing disorders in adults
  • Learn about the process of clinical research in audiology
  • Conduct your own small research study
  • Attend seminars and lectures by outstanding auditory scientists
  • Be an active participant in ongoing discussions of current and future auditory research at the NCRAR
  • Share your research experience with other Au.D. students from around the country

Up to four students will be selected following an application process that will include recommendations from your Au.D. program faculty. Funding will be provided to defray costs of living expenses in Portland.


The current deadline has passed and the positions for Summer 2014 have been awarded. Please check back in Fall 2014 for updates on the 2015 summer traineeships. These awards will be announced by February 1, 2015.

For further information, please contact Dr. Gaby Saunders, (503) 220-8262, ext. 56210, Gabrielle.Saunders@va.gov 

The National Center for Rehabilitative Auditory Research (NCRAR) is a VA Rehabilitation Research and Development Center of Excellence, dedicated to the discovery of cutting-edge solutions to auditory dysfunction, and the translation of research findings into the clinical practice of audiology.

The NCRAR is located at the Portland (Oregon) VA Medical Center. Portland has been proclaimed as North America's "Best Big City," according to Money magazine. It is a city of unmatched natural beauty, and boasts a bustling local scene, interesting museums and gardens, and sumptuous dining-- all effortlessly accessed thanks to its justly-famous public transportation system.