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Funding Opportunities

The ARO invites proposals for funding of small grants (up to $1000) to support activities either in the US or internationally that would enhance our mission and visibility as the premier hearing research organization in the world. Some specific activities that could be considered include:

  1. Sponsorship of an invited lecture for an ARO-member at a meeting, either national or international, particularly one at which ARO does not typically have a presence.
  2. Partial support of small ‘local’ research meetings that serve as a venue for members to meet to discuss focused topics; student participation may be targeted in these grants.
  3. Partial support of symposium at an international meeting, for presentations by ARO members, on a topic of interest to members of that society and attendees of the meeting.

Requirements: Applicants must be ARO members, and lectures/events must include a slide and/or other materials that acknowledge ARO support. The ARO will fund up to three grants per year.

Please send proposals to ARO headquarters at

RNID Flexi Grant 2021 open for applications

We would like to draw your attention to our Flexi Grant funding scheme, which is now open for applications. This scheme aims to support a range of valuable small scale activities which will strengthen hearing research in new and unexpected ways to benefit people with hearing loss, tinnitus or other hearing-related conditions.

Application deadline: Thursday 7 January 2021
Value: Applications for smaller sums of money are encouraged within this scheme, up to a maximum of £10,000.
Eligibility: Applicants may be from a university, research institute, or small or medium enterprise based anywhere in the world.

Full details and the application form can be found on the Flexi Grant page on our website. Please contact us at if you have any questions.

Join the RNID Flexi Grant Review Panel

We are looking for post-doctoral researchers or early career fellows, from research institutes in any country, to join our virtual Flexi Grant review panel. By being a member of our Flexi Grant review panel, you will:

• help us to make decisions about which Flexi Grant projects to fund
• gain valuable experience of peer-reviewing applications
• support our work to find treatments for hearing loss and tinnitus

Application deadline: Monday 14 December 2020
Eligibility: We welcome applications to join our panel from early-career researchers across all disciplines of hearing research, based anywhere in the world.

Full details and how to apply can be found on our website. Please contact us at if you have any questions.

NIDCD would like to share two new funding opportunities related to HIV/AIDS:

Advancing HIV/AIDS Research within the Mission of the NIDCD (R21 Clinical Trial Optional)

Advancing HIV/AIDS Research within the Mission of the NIDCD (R01 Clinical Trial Optional)

The purpose of these Funding Opportunity Announcements (FOA) are to stimulate HIV/AIDS research within the scientific mission areas of the National Institute on Deafness and Other Communications Disorders (NIDCD). Applications should address high priority HIV/AIDS research outlined by the NIH Office of AIDS Research (OAR) [] in the areas of hearing, balance, taste, smell, voice, speech, and language.

Department of Defense Hearing Center of Excellence (HCE)
National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD)