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      Action on Hearing Loss Pauline Ashley Fellowship

      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.

      The aim of this scheme is to build research capacity in hearing research by supporting the career development of the UK’s most talented new investigators towards becoming independent scientists.

      Applications are invited in any of the following areas:

      • Diagnosis of hearing loss and tinnitus, including genetics and early detection of deafness
      • Improved benefit from medical devices, e.g. hearing aids and cochlear implants
      • Treatments to protect or restore hearing, investigation of the mechanisms underlying hearing loss and the development of therapies to prevent hearing loss
      • Silencing tinnitus

      Projects should bring tangible benefits closer for people who are deaf, have tinnitus or hearing loss. See our Biomedical Research Strategy for more details.

      Summary of grant

      • Deadline: the deadline for this scheme has now passed. The 2018 round of Action on Hearing Loss Pauline Ashley Fellowships will be announced in early 2018.
      • Value: up to £60,000
      • Duration: usually 12 months
      • Eligibility: applicants should be early career investigators who have the desire and potential to become independent scientists in the field of hearing research. Applicants must hold a PhD and can be based at any UK university or research institute; they must not be permanent employees. The award should support their progression towards an independent research career.

      In the last round of funding, we received eight applications. Following review, three grants were awarded.

      Application procedure

      The guidelines, application form and application form guidance document can be downloaded below:

      Selection procedure

      Eligible proposals will be reviewed by two/three external referees. These reviews and the original proposals will then be considered by our Pauline Ashley Review Panel who will rank and recommend those worthy of funding. The top-rated applications are funded.

      Everyone involved in the review process of any grant application is asked to abide by our Code of conduct.

      Applicants are notified of the outcome as soon as possible following the final decision.

      Action on Hearing Loss Pauline Ashley Fellowship review panel

      • Professor Alan Palmer, Institute of Hearing Research, Nottingham (chair)
      • Dr Bob Carlyon, University of Cambridge
      • Professor Steve Brown, MRC Harwell Mammalian Genetics Unit
      • Dr Karolina Kluk, University of Manchester
      • Professor Andrew Forge, UCL

      Europe PubMed Central (Europe PMC) and open access publications

      Action on Hearing Loss is a member of the Europe PMC Funders' Group. We support open access publications and require Action on Hearing Loss grant-holders to make their publications open access.

      Read our open access publication policy for more information and visit the Europe PMC website.

      For more information

      If you would like more information about the Action on Hearing Loss Pauline Ashley Fellowship grant, please get in touch:

      Telephone: +44(0)20 3227 6158
      Email: research@hearingloss.org.uk

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