AHRF Regular Grants; Meniere’s Disease Grant and Causes of Sudden Hearing Loss Grant

American Hearing Research Foundation

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Grant amount: Up to US $50,000

Anticipated deadline: Aug 15, 2020

Applicant type: Working Professional Faculty College / University Hospital / Clinic Research Scientist Doctor

Funding uses: Clinical Behavioral, Biomedical

Location of project: United States

Location of residency: United States

Degree requirements: Applicants must have a completed PhD

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Overview:

At its discretion, the American Hearing Research Foundation offers different grant mechanisms each year.

AHRF Regular Grants 

AHRF typically funds six to ten regular research grants that investigate various aspects of hearing and balance disorders related to the inner ear. Grants are for $20,000 to $50,000 for one year of research.

Acceptable Topics for AHRF Regular Grants:

Proposals should relate to the hearing or balance functions of the ear. Both basic and clinical studies may be proposed that investigate aspects of the auditory and vestibular systems including but not limited to genetics, neurotology, anatomy, auditory processing, molecular and cellular biology, therapeutic studies, and investigations of current or experimental devices (i.e., cochlear implants).

Meniere’s Disease Grant

AHRF occasionally awards grants specifically related to the study of Meniere’s disease. The amount can range from $20,000 to $25,000. These grants are supported through the fundraising efforts of run because and subsidized by AHRF.

Research Topics

Proposals should investigate the causes, diagnosis, or treatment of Meniere’s disease relating to the hearing or balance functions of the ear. Both basic and clinical studies may be proposed that investigate aspects of the auditory and vestibular systems including but not limited to genetics, neurotology, anatomy, auditory processing, molecular and cellular biology, therapeutic studies, and investigations of current or experimental devices (i.e., cochlear implants).

Causes of Sudden Hearing Loss Grant (This one-year grant will be offered in 2020.)

AHRF is matching an individual donor’s contribution to provide up to $40,000 in funding for a one-year project. This donor was affected by sudden hearing loss, in two instances 38 years apart. The donor would like to spur investigation in the field.

Research Topics

Proposals should to explore the cause(s) of sudden hearing loss. Both basic and clinical studies may be proposed that investigate aspects of the auditory system including but not limited to genetics, neurotology, anatomy, and molecular and cellular biology.

You can learn more about this opportunity by visiting the funder's website.

Eligibility:

  • Applicants must hold an MD, PhD, AuD, or equivalent degree(s) and be associated with a university or hospital in the United States.
  • Grant funds may only be used for direct costs, including salaries of technical and supporting staff, equipment related to the research, and supplies.
    • Note that the cost for salaries plus fringe benefits cannot be more than 80% of the direct costs.

Preferences:

  • AHRF Regular Grants
    • Priority is given to investigators early in their careers who need seed funds to generate results and data that can be used to support applications for larger grants (i.e., NIH grants) in the future.

Ineligibility:

  • Funding may not be used for the salary of the principal investigator, travel, conference attendance, educational costs, or indirect costs.
  • No-cost extensions of research past the funded year is granted based on approval of the Research Committee.