Apply for research grants

Our funding schemes

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

We fund research into hearing loss and tinnitus to speed up the discovery and development of new medical treatments to protect and restore hearing, and silence tinnitus.

Types of funding

We offer the following types of funding to support discovery and translational research, and to build research capacity. Click on the relevant section to find out the latest details about applying for each grant scheme.

How to apply for funding

To apply to one of our funding schemes, download the relevant application pack and guidelines and submit them as instructed by the given deadline. The details of new grant rounds for each type of grant will be provided several months before the application deadline. If you would like to be notified of new grant calls, please email research@hearingloss.org.uk and request to be added to our research mailing list.

Please note that we do not support social science projects.

Our selection procedure

All applications are peer-reviewed at an appropriate level. We decide who to fund based on scientific merit, feasibility and relevance to our Biomedical Research Strategy (external link, opens in new window). Everyone involved in the review process of any grant application is asked to abide by our Code of conduct (external link, open in new window).

Further details of the procedures for the different grants are given on the page for each grant.

Europe PubMed Central (Europe PMC) and open access publications

Biomedical research - beakers.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(PDF 37kb, opens new window) for more information and visit the Europe PMC website(external link, opens new window).

You can download a free PDF viewer(external link, opens new window) from the Adobe website.

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