Research Grants in Hearing and Balance

Research Grants in Hearing and Balance

Hearing and Balance Grants

The American Academy of Audiology is pleased to support research by new investigators and scientists through the general Research Grants in Hearing and Balance Program. This program is generously supported by the American Academy of Audiology Foundation. The development of this research grants program underscores the commitment of the Academy and the American Academy of Audiology Foundation to the promotion of research among audiologists. This program provides a means for encouraging research as part of a student's training program and for the development of new scientists within our profession. 

2021 Application Process

The 2021 grant system is open! Applications are due January 25, 2021.

Applications for New Investigator and Student Investigator Grants include submission of an abstract (200 words or less), a detailed budget, a letter of support from a mentor, a human and animals use statement, and a proposal (not to exceed 10 pages, 12-pt font, single-spaced, including aims, background, significance of the research, supporting data, methods, timeline, mentor arrangement, and facilities). To submit an application, go to the investigator grant submission site and read the “Introduction” before starting the submission. The password of “hearingandbalance” is needed to enter the submission system.

Applications for the Student Summer Research Fellowship require a project description and budget outline, along with letters of recommendation from a mentor, department chair, and academic advisor. To submit a fellowship application, go to the fellowship submission site and provide the password of “fellowship” to begin.

Access to guidance for each grant category is available below.

Grant Categories

  • New Investigator Research Grant
    A grant of up to $10,000 will be given to investigators who have recently completed a doctoral degree in audiology or hearing sciences and do not have significant sources of research funding.
  • Student Investigator Research Grant
    • General Audiology/Hearing Science
    • Vestibular and Balance Science (Philanthropic support provided in part by the American Institute of Balance)
    • Grants of up to $5,000 will be given to doctoral students working toward a degree in audiology or hearing science who wish to complete a research project as a part of their course of study.
password: hearingandbalance
  • Student Summer Research Fellowship
    A stipend of $2,500 will be granted for undergraduate students or doctoral students currently enrolled in a program in audiology or hearing science who wish to gain a limited, but significant, exposure to a research environment.
password: fellowship

Contact the Academy for further information. 

Music and Hearing Research Grant Program 

The American Academy of Audiology is pleased to announce the launch of a new research grant program to shape best practices in audiology that will benefit musicians and others in the music industry. Funded by the American Academy of Audiology Foundation and the generous funding of Dr. Michael Santucci, this program will complement the Academy’s recently released clinical consensus document Audiological Services for Musicians and Music Industry Personnel. 

Awards of up to $10,000 will be made.  The grant program is open to all audiologist investigators, including student investigators.  Eligibility criteria and submission details are available in the Investigator Guidelines document

The application deadline for the 2020 grant cycle is now closed. The next grant cycle will open in early 2021.

Congratulations to the 2020 Recipients

The Academy and AAA Foundation would like to recognize those 2020 grant recipients.