By Christopher Geissler, Ph.D.
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.
October 14, 2019
February 10, 2020
Up to $50,000 per year for each project for an initial period of one year, renewable for one additional year.
October 1, 2020 – September 30, 2021
FUNDING DECISION NOTIFICATION
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
Reducing the ototoxicity of cancer drugs
Links between hearing loss and diabetes and heart and kidney disease
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.