Media Release

8th J. GRAVEL FELLOWSHIP in pediatric audiology


Staefa, Switzerland, September 7, 2016

The Hear the World Foundation calls for applications for the eight annual Judith Gravel Fellowship in Pediatric Audiology. With the fellowship established in collaboration with the Department of Otolaryngology at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, USA, the foundation supports outstanding audiology students with an annual grant of 15,000 US dollars. 

“Dr. Judith Gravel, who passed away in 2008, was internationally acclaimed for her knowledge and expertise in the field of pediatric audiology and for her numerous contributions to clinical research. She will be remembered as someone who always endeavored to improve training and educational opportunities for students and medical professionals,” says Professor Richard Seewald, a member of the Hear the World Foundation’s Advisory Board. “By awarding this fellowship, we continue to advance her mission and legacy.”

Promoting pediatric audiology students

The Judith Gravel Fellowship is awarded each year to a fourth-year Doctor of Audiology (AuD) student whose externship is completed at UNC Hospitals with a focus on audiological management of infants and young children with hearing loss. The $15,000 award covers the period beginning June through May of the following year in order to help support the student’s educational needs in pursuing a career in pediatric audiology. The 2016-2017 recipient is Sarah Webster. For further information about Sarah Webster as well as all previous fellowship recipients, click here.

How to apply for the next Judith Gravel Fellowship

For students interested in applying for the 2017-2018 fellowship, applications are being accepted now through October 15, 2016. Applications should be sent to: Judith_Gravel_Award(at)

Application requirements include:

  • Graduate transcript*
  • GRE scores*
  • 3 letters of recommendation
  • Personal statement conveying interest in the Gravel Fellowship. Emphasis should be on the candidate’s interest in pursuing a career with specialization in the clinical practice of pediatric audiology
  • Resume

*Unofficial transcripts and GRE scores are acceptable. The recipient will be announced in December, 2016.