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      We fund research into hearing loss and tinnitus to speed up the discovery and development of new medical treatments to protect and restore hearing, improve diagnosis of hearing loss, improve medical devices for hearing, and silence tinnitus, in line with our Biomedical Research Strategy.

      We offer funding to support discovery and translational research and to build research capacity through a number of grant schemes. Click on the relevant link below to find out how to apply for each grant scheme. The details of new calls for applications for each grant will be provided several months before the application deadline. 

      If you would like to be notified of new grant calls, please email research@hearingloss.org.uk and request to be added to our research mailing list.

      TRIH Newsletter 

      Our bi-annual newsletter keeps you up to date with the latest opportunities in translational hearing research.

      Our International Project Grant aims to generate scientific discoveries that will lead to new treatments to protect, improve or restore hearing, or to silence tinnitus.

      Our Translational Research Initiative for Hearing (TRIH) Grant helps move research closer to patients. The grant is international. We fund applied research projects at research institutes and small to medium enterprises (SMEs) across the world.

      Our PhD studentship scheme encourages the best students to become involved in hearing, deafness and tinnitus research in the UK.

      The Action on Hearing Loss Pauline Ashley Fellowship scheme aims to build research capacity in hearing research, by supporting the career development of the UK’s most talented new 'investigators' towards becoming independent scientists.

      Our Flexi Grant scheme aims to provide funding to support a range of valuable small scale activities which will strengthen hearing research in new and unexpected ways to benefit people with hearing loss, tinnitus or other hearing-related conditions.

      Our summer studentship grant scheme introduces the UK's brightest undergraduate students to hearing, deafness and tinnitus research.

      Our conference bursary scheme enables junior UK researchers to attend major international hearing research conferences.

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