Emma Eccles Jones College of Education & Human Services
Communicative Disorders and Deaf Education Department
Camille applied and was awarded an NIH NIDCD F31 grant in Spring of 2021 to conduct her dissertation research on entrainment in the speech behaviors (i.e., rhythm, articulation, and phonation) in neurotypical adolescents and autistic adolescents. This proposal took an enormous amount of work and required Camille to develop new skills, knowledge, and expertise. Camille demonstrated an outstanding level of persistence, intelligence, enthusiasm, and work ethic in writing this proposal which involved not only specific aims and a research strategy, but also a comprehensive description of her research background, training goals, and a well-justified mentored research training plan. To be awarded significant federal funding during one’s doctoral program is a major accomplishment and is indicative of great potential to develop into a productive, independent research scientist.