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      Flexi grants

      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.

      The scheme is open to any innovative idea that fulfils this purpose. The grant is offered twice a year and awards are usually made in March and October.

      Summary of grant

      • Deadline: The deadline for this round of Flexi Grant funding has now passed. This scheme is currently closed to applications.
      • Value: Applications for smaller sums of money are encouraged within this scheme, up to a maximum of £10,000
      • Eligibility: Applicants can be from a university, research institute, or small or medium enterprise based anywhere in the world

      In the last round of funding (March 2018), we received 33 applications and awarded funding to five projects.

      Application procedure

      The guidelines for the call and the application form for 2019 are below. There is also guidance on how to complete the form – please read this document before preparing your application.

      Selection procedure

      Proposals are peer-reviewed if necessary, and the most suitable projects are then selected for funding.

      Applicants will be notified of the outcome as soon as possible, usually within two months of the application deadline.

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

      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 Flexi Grant please contact:

      Telephone: +44(0)20 3227 6158


      Our strategy outlines the approach we're taking to accelerate the discovery and development of treatments and cures. It highlights the areas of research we'll fund and how we'll support research in these areas.

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