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PhD grant

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

The projects should bring tangible benefits closer for people who are deaf, hard of hearing or who have tinnitus.

One of this year's awards in the area of cochlear implants will be jointly funded with Advanced Bionics. 

Summary of grant

  • Deadline: Wednesday 26 July 2017 
  • Duration: Three years
  • Eligibility: Students and supervisors must be based at a recognised UK university or research institute

Application procedure

The call and guidelines, application form and application form guidance document from last year's scheme can be downloaded below. Please note that applications must be submitted by the proposed supervisor:

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 then funded.

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

For more information contact:Biomedical research - beakers.

Telephone: 020 3227 6159


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