Promoting research in the profession of audiology is an important component of the long-range plan of the American Academy of Audiology. In support of this goal, the American Academy of Audiology and the American Academy of Audiology Foundation provide research funding through the Research Grants in Hearing & Balance Program.

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 $20,000 will be made based on the merit of the research project and application.  Priority will be given to grant proposals reflecting an academic-clinical partnership in one of two essential areas: 1)  contributions of hearing screening to overall health and well-being of patient care and/or quality of life, or 2) patient safety and direct access to audiology services.

Eligibility Requirements

  • Individuals and co-investigators must have been granted a doctoral degree in audiology or hearing science. Post-doctorate fellows are encouraged to apply.
  • Applicants must have an appointment at a non-profit tax-exempt institution in the United States or Canada, public or private, as this is where grant funds will be issued, and both AuD and PhD applicants are encouraged to apply.
    • Submit a letter from the chair supporting dedicated time to the project
    • Submit IRB approval
  • Principal and co-investigators must not have current or past significant source of research funding in the proposed area of research (e.g., federal funding from NIH or NSF)

How to Apply

The 2024 Research Grant Application is now closed.