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Information for researchers

We are still supporting all existing Deafness Research UK awards but these have been transferred to Action on Hearing Loss

Researchers and PhD Students - a PhD student working in a laboratory.

Deafness Research UK merged with Action on Hearing Loss on 31 March 2013. All of our grants schemes are now closed to applications

For any new grant applications in hearing research, please visit the funding schemes page.

We are still supporting all existing Deafness Research UK awards but these have been transferred to Action on Hearing Loss. The majority of the grant schemes that were previously promoted by Deafness Research UK continue to be available to UK hearing researchers, but are now being offered through Action on Hearing Loss.

The following new grant scheme has been introduced:

Pauline Ashley Small Project Grants Scheme

As a result of the merger between the two charities, it has been possible to launch a new small project grants scheme which is providing funding of up to £30,000 for innovative small projects or pilot studies.

The scheme aims to support the early careers of scientists working towards new treatments and cures for hearing loss and tinnitus. The closing date for applications is 15 July 2013.

You can find out more information about the Pauline Ashley Small Project Grants Scheme, along with how to apply and the guidelines.

Action on Hearing Loss will continue to offer the following grants schemes:

PhD Studentship Scheme

The Deafness Research UK PhD Studentship Scheme has been combined with the Action on Hearing Loss PhD grant scheme. This larger grants scheme will offer a minimum of six PhD studentship awards per year. The scheme will open to applications in June/July 2013.

Vacation Scholarship Scheme

The Deafness Research UK Vacation Scholarship Scheme has been combined with the Action on Hearing Loss Summer Studentship Scheme. The scheme is now closed for applications for 2013 and will open again in February 2014. The number of scholarships offered has been increased as a result of the merger and a total of 13 undergraduate students were funded to carry out research placements in 2013

Travel awards

As a merged organisation, we intend to continue to offer travel awards to young researchers to enable them to attend various international research conferences.

Action on Hearing Loss will provide funding for Travel Fellowships to attend key conferences including the Association for Research in Otolaryngology (ARO) Meeting, and the biennial International Hearing Aid Research Conference and Conference on Implantable Auditory Prostheses. A call for applications for travel awards to attend the 2014 ARO conference will be announced in September 2013.

A travel fund will also be made available for a number of important research conferences in addition to those mentioned above. Further information on the conferences supported will be announced when available.

Please note:

We are no longer accepting applications for equipment grants, Fulbright Travel Awards, meeting sponsorship and the Pauline Ashley Prize Travel Award.

For more information

If you would like to find out more about our grants schemes and applications, please contact:

Action on Hearing Loss (the new name for RNID)
19-23 Featherstone Street
London EC1Y 8SL

Telephone: 0808 808 0123
Textphone: 0808 808 9000

Email: research@hearingloss.org.uk

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