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      PhD studentships

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

      We believe their projects will bring tangible benefits closer for people who are deaf, have hearing loss or tinnitus. See our Biomedical Research Strategy for more information.

      Summary of grant

      • Deadline: the deadline for this scheme has now passed. The call for the 2019 scheme will be launched spring/summer 2018.
      • Duration: three years
      • Eligibility: students and supervisers must be based at a recognised UK university or research institute.     

      In the last round of funding, we received 19 applications. Following review, five grants were awarded.

      Application procedure

      The call and guidelines, application form and application form guidance document for last year's scheme can be downloaded below. These files will be updated when the new call is announced. Please note that applications must be submitted by the proposed superviser:

      Selection procedure

      All proposals are sent to two/three external referees, usually within the UK, who are asked to judge the scientific merit of the project as well as the suitability of the project for a PhD student. These reviews and the original proposals are then rated by our PhD review panel. The top-rated proposals 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. We aim to decide on the successful projects before Christmas each year to allow successful applicants plenty of time to recruit a suitable student.

      Action on Hearing Loss PhD review panel

      • Dr Sally Dawson, UCL Ear Institute
      • Dr Michael Akeroyd, Institute of Hearing Research, Glasgow
      • Professor Stuart Rosen, UCL
      • Professor Andrew King, University of Oxford
      • Professor Marcelo Rivolta, University of Sheffield
      • Dr Michael Bowl, MRC Harwell, Oxford

      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'd like more information about the PhD Studentship Grant, please get in touch:

      Telephone: +44(0)20 3227 6159
      Email: research@hearingloss.org.uk

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