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Vestibular and Auditory Function

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(DRF) Deafness Research Foundation

Deadline Date:

12/08/10 5:00 PM


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Grants up to $25,000 are available for researchers conducting novel investigations of auditory and vestibular function and dysfunction. Proposals are encouraged from researchers dedicated to exploring new avenues of hearing and balance science. All research proposals in hearing and balance science, including those for basic, translational and applied clinical research, will be considered for funding.

Deafness Research Foundation wishes to stimulate research that leads to a continuing and independently fundable line of research.

Applications with a focus in Meniere’s Disease research are particularly invited.

DRF supports research in the following areas:

Fundamental Auditory Research - development, genetics, molecular biology, physiology, anatomy, and regeneration biology;

Hearing and Balance Restoration - infants, children and adults;
Cochlear implants / surgical therapy for otosclerosis / hair cell regeneration/ hearing aids, medical therapy;

Hearing Loss - aging, noise-induced , otosclerosis, viral infection
(sudden deafness), ototoxicity, temporal bone pathology, otitis media,
cholesteatoma, and tumors;

Vestibular and Balance Disorders (dizziness and vertigo, Meniere's disease); and

Tinnitus (ringing in the ears) and Hyperacusis (decreased tolerance of sound).

Whether you're interested in conducting basic or applied clinical research, the DRF offers a variety of funding mechanisms to support a broad range of research ideas.

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GrantWatch ID#: 123950

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Term of Contract:

1 Year

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Applicants should demonstrate experience and strong research training as well as sufficient institutional support (facilities, time, and mentorship) to carry out the proposed work.

Applicants are required to possess M.D., Ph.D., or equivalent degrees as well as a faculty or post-doctoral appointment.

Grants are limited to institutions within the United States of America.

graduate students
research continuation or bridge funding
principal investigators concurrently receiving research support of (>$75,000 per annum research sponsorship) from any other (combined) source(s)

Pre-Application Information:

First Year Applicants
Please visit to apply.

Second Year Applicants
Letter of Intent is due by December 1, 2010.
Please email to:
Application/Progress Report must be uploaded and submitted through DRF’s website.
Application/Progress Report is due by January 14, 2011 by 5:00 PM EST.

DRF requires all documents be submitted as a PDF file.

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Deafness Research Foundation
641 Lexington Avenue, Fl 15
New York, NY 10022-4503

Voice (212) 328-9480
Toll-Free (866) 454-3924
TTY (888) 435-6104
Fax (212) 328-9484

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