This fellowship supports salary and project costs for 2 years, up to a total of £120,000.
For this year’s scheme, we are working with the Dunhill Medical Trust to fund these fellowships.
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
- Therapies to restore hearing, e.g.cell-, gene- or drug-based treatments to restore natural hearing
- Silencing tinnitus
Applications with a focus on age-related hearing conditions, or how ageing affects the auditory system, are especially encouraged, and will be considered for joint funding.
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 the fellowship
In the last round of funding (2017), we received 9 applications and awarded 2 fellowships.
Please note that the selection process for this scheme has changed from this year. Eligible proposals will be reviewed by two/three external reviewers. These reviews and the original proposals will then be considered by our Pauline Ashley Review Panel who will rank the proposals and shortlist candidates for interview.
Interviews will take place on Wednesday 23 May 2018 – short-listed candidates will be informed no less than 2 weeks before this date, and given further instructions for the interview then.
Interviews will take place in London, at Action on Hearing Loss headquarters, conducted by the Pauline Ashley review panel. Following the interviews, the panel will make funding recommendations to Action on Hearing Loss and the Dunhill Medical Trust.