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FOR RESEARCHERS
 
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UNDER-RESEARCHED TOPIC AREAS 
Over the years, several areas of science have been under-researched and under-represented through traditional funding mechanisms.  To encourage additional research in these areas, we have defined four Under-Researched Areas of Focus in an effort to continually move the field forward. Learn more about the areas and how to apply for a project in one of these areas.
 
POLICY ON ERG GRANTS
Please review the Policy in detail if you are a researcher interested in applying to the Emerging Research Grants program.  Hearing Health Foundation awards grants once a year for the project period of July 1- June 30. Read our Policy and for any Policy questions please contact grants@hhf.org.
 
 
GRANT APPLICATIONS
Emerging Research Grants
The Letter of Intent (LOI) period for 2016 Emerging Research Grant cycle will open Fall 2015.
 
To submit a Letter of Intent, you must download and read the instructions guide. Applicants who do not follow instructions or meet the qualifications will not be considered.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
MEET THE RESEARCHERS
Kenneth Vaden, Ph.D.
Medical University of South Carolina
Kennth Vaden, Ph.D., is a 2015 ERG grantee, focused on researching Speech Recognition; Neural Representations; Adaptive Control; and Central Auditory Processing Disorder (CAPD). Dr. Vaden long term expected outcome from this line of research is to develop neural endophenotypes and methods to enhance characterization of CAPD. A control system that modulates auditory cortex activity could also provide a brain mechanism to guide future interventions. Dr. Vaden studies brain systems that support speech communication and how these change with age. His research is funded by the General Grand Chapter Royal Arch Masons International. Meet the rest of 2015 Emerging Researchers.
 
 
 
 
 
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