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ERG Applications Open Monday, October 14

By Christopher Geissler, Ph.D.

2019 ERG recipient Anat Lubetzky, Ph.D. Lubetzky, shown here in her lab at New York University, seeks to advance the understanding of the relationship between hearing loss and falls. Credit: Sy Abudu.

2019 ERG recipient Anat Lubetzky, Ph.D. Lubetzky, shown here in her lab at New York University, seeks to advance the understanding of the relationship between hearing loss and falls. Credit: Sy Abudu.

Hearing Health Foundation (HHF)’s next Emerging Research Grants (ERG) grant cycle is approaching its start. HHF is especially pleased to announce a significant increase in funding available for our future ERG grantees. Please see the below key details about the program.

APPLICATIONS OPEN
October 14, 2019

APPLICATION DEADLINE
February 10, 2020

FUNDING
Up to $50,000 per year for each project for an initial period of one year, renewable for one additional year.

PROGRAM DATE
October 1, 2020 – September 30, 2021

FUNDING DECISION NOTIFICATION
May/June 2020

GRANT PAYMENT SCHEDULE
October and April

The ERG program provides seed money to researchers with innovative approaches to hearing and balance science. Grantees advance knowledge in the following under-researched areas, among others: 

  • Hearing loss in children

  • Auditory processing disorder

  • Hyperacusis

  • Tinnitus

  • Ménière’s disease

  • Usher syndrome

  • Reducing the ototoxicity of cancer drugs

  • Links between hearing loss and diabetes and heart and kidney disease

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Within the scientific community, the ERG program is known as a competitive process that awards grants to only the most promising investigators. Recipients are exceptionally well-positioned to win funding from the National Institutes of Health (NIH), leading to dramatic innovations in the field. In fact, ERG alumni have gone on to be awarded an average of $91 for every dollar of their ERG grant.

While early career researchers are especially encouraged to apply, ERG awards are open to both early career researchers and senior investigators.

Christopher Geissler, Ph.D., is HHF’s Director of Program and Research Support. To remain up-to-date on ERG funding opportunities, including notifications about the upcoming grant cycle, subscribe at hhf.org/grants. To learn more about ERG, including past grant recipients and their projects, see hhf.org/erg.

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