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ARO Pioneer Award in Basic Science

This award recognizes a body of work representing a significant advance in hearing, vestibular or related science, and established in the awardee’s own lab.  The topic should be related to the scientific interests of the Association as represented at the annual ARO meeting.  As the award is for a body of work, the award may be shared among investigators who have worked as a team.   The awardee(s) will be asked to give a scientific talk at the 2021 meeting (one per award). The selection will be made before the 2021 Midwinter meeting.

Nominees, nominators and letter-writers are not required to be ARO members.  Self-nominations are not accepted.  

*Nomination deadline is EXTENDED to October 15, 2020 at 11:59 PM ET


  • A curriculum vitae (CV; or CVs for multi-investigator teams)
  • A nomination letter (1-2 supporting letters; letters may have multiple signatories)

Please submit nomination materials by clicking on the link below no later than October 15, 2020 at 11:59 PM ET