The mission of the Hearing Health Foundation is to prevent and cure hearing loss and tinnitus through groundbreaking research and to promote hearing health.
To that end, HHF is inviting is inviting applications for its Emerging Research Grants. Through the program, grants of $50,000 over a year (and renewable for an additional year) will be awarded to stimulate data collection that leads to a continuing, independently fundable line of research with potential to further hearing and balance science.
Areas of interest include general hearing health, auditory processing disorders, hearing loss in children, hyperacusis, Ménière’s disease, ototoxic medications, tinnitus, and Usher syndrome. HHF Emerging Research Grants are intended primarily for promising researchers who are in the early stages of their careers and focusing on hearing loss, hearing restoration, and hearing- and balance-related conditions. Senior investigators are also eligible for grants in specific hearing and balance topics.
Priority will be given to new investigators in the field of hearing and balance and to projects that are likely to open new lines of inquiry. New and innovative projects developed by established scientists will also be considered.
To be eligible, applicants must hold an MD, PhD, AuD, or equivalent degree, as well as an appointment at a nonprofit educational, governmental, or research institution in the United States. Appointments may include faculty, postdoctoral fellow, or clinical/research fellow. Otolaryngology residents are eligible to apply, but other medical residents and graduate students are not.
See the Hearing Health Foundation website for complete program guidelines and application instructions.