Education

The Foundation supports lectures at the American Academy of Audiology annual conference on topics that are increasingly important in the audiology field and related disciplines. The annual Marion Downs Lecture in Pediatric Audiology, supported in part by the Oticon Foundation, explores contemporary topics in Pediatric Audiology. 

Available Research Grants

The future is bright! The AAA Foundation congratulates these researchers, students, and SAA chapters who are helping shape the audiology field of tomorrow.

These awards are supported by gifts made to the AAA Foundation's Annual Fund and corporate philanthropic support to ensure that the resources are available to fund the academic efforts of future audiology professionals and researchers. To make a donation restricted solely for the use of audiology education, contact the AAA Foundation office.

Click on a program below to learn more about each initiative and how you can apply.

Music and Hearing Research Grant Program

The American Academy of Audiology is currently accepting applications for the Music and Hearing Research Grant Program. The purpose of this program is to support research that will shape best practices in audiology to 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 clinical consensus document Audiological Services for Musicians and Music Industry Personnel.
Amount $10,000
Deadline August 16, 2021
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New Investigator Research Grant

The American Academy of Audiology and the American Academy of Audiology Foundation wish to support basic and applied research in hearing and balance. Such research will benefit persons with hearing loss and/or balance deficits by improving the ability of professionals in audiology to evaluate and manage hearing and balance disorders. The American Academy of Audiology Foundation and the American Academy of Audiology will make grants for research projects with duration of one year. Grants of up to $10,000 will be made based on the merit of the research project and application. Grants may be made for basic research or clinical/applied research.
Amount $10,000
Deadline January 25, 2021
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Student Investigator Research Grant

The American Academy of Audiology and the American Academy of Audiology Foundation wish to support basic and applied research in hearing and balance. Such research will benefit persons with hearing loss and/or balance deficits by improving the ability of professionals in audiology to evaluate and manage hearing and balance disorders.
Amount Up to $5,000
Deadline January 25, 2021
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Student Summer Research Fellowship

To expose students who are interested in research or wishing to pursue a career in research to a stimulating research environment under the guidance of a mentor. The fellowship period lasts ten to twelve weeks, giving the grant recipient sufficient time in the mentor's lab to participate in ongoing research projects or to contribute substantially to a single project.
Amount $2,500
Deadline January 25, 2021
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Available Research Awards

James and Susan Jerger Award for Excellence in Student Research

Each year, students display their research posters at the AAA Annual Conference, and the American Academy of Audiology Foundation grants awards to select students for their outstanding research. Three $500 awards and three $200 awards are available. These student poster awards are funded by an anonymous donor.
Amount (3) $200 awards and (3) $500 awards
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Student Research Forum

Graduate Students in audiology and recent audiology graduates are invited to submit proposals for presentation of their original research completed while a graduate student in audiology at the AAA annual conference. The American Academy of Audiology Foundation (AAAF) will award $500 to each of the five selected student presenters. This program is generously sponsored by Plural Publishing.
Amount $500
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