Membership shall be open to persons who are actively interested in language and language disorders resulting from brain disease. Applicants for membership shall show evidence of appropriate education and training and shall be involved in teaching, research, or clinical practice. Qualifications shall ordinarily include an academic degree at the doctoral level and at least three significant publications contributing to the understanding of aphasia.
Application for membership must be sponsored by two members of the Academy and must be submitted to the Committee on Membership no later than sixty days prior to the Annual Meeting of the Academy. The committee shall submit to the Governing Board annually a list of candidates qualified for membership. The Board shall elect by majority vote those individuals it considers eligible for membership and shall report their names at the Annual Business Meeting for ratification by majority of the membership present.
For your application, you will need to:
- Complete the membership application
- Identify two Academy members who will sponsor your application. Include their contact information on your application
- List on the application form no more than three papers that best represent your interest and work in the field
- Ask your sponsors to submit the sponsorship form on your behalf.
Please note that the membership committee prefers that CV’s not be submitted. However, a short biosketch or list of pertinent publications and presentations may be substituted for page 2 of the application.