The American Hearing Research Foundation is accepting applications to its AHRF Regular Grants program.
One-year grants of up to $40,000 will be awarded to projects that investigate various aspects of hearing and balance disorders related to the inner ear. Priority will be 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.
Projects should relate to the hearing or balance functions of the ear. Both basic and clinical studies 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), may be proposed.
Funding may only be used for direct costs, including salaries of technical and supporting staff, equipment related to the research, and supplies. The grants will not support the salary of the principal investigator, travel or conference attendance, or educational costs.
Applicants should hold an MD, PhD, or equivalent degree(s) and be associated with a university or hospital in the United States.
For details, see the American Hearing Research Foundation website.