Promoting research in the profession of audiology is an important component of the long-range plan of the American Academy of Audiology. In support of this goal, the American Academy of Audiology and the American Academy of Audiology Foundation provide research funding through the Research Grants in Hearing & Balance Program.

The American Academy of Audiology and the American Academy of Audiology Foundation wish to support basic and applied research in hearing and balance. Such research will benefit persons with hearing loss and/or balance deficits by improving the ability of professionals in audiology to evaluate and manage hearing and balance disorders.

The American Academy of Audiology Foundation and the American Academy of Audiology will make grants for research projects with duration of one year. Grants of up to $10,000 will be made based on the merit of the research project and application. Grants may be made for basic research or clinical/applied research.

Eligibility Requirements

  • Individuals (no co-investigators) must have been granted a doctoral degree in audiology or hearing science within the past five years of this application. (Post-doctorate time does not count against the 5-year time frame.)
  • Applicants must have a faculty appointment at a non-profit tax-exempt institution in the United States or Canada, public or private, as this is where grant funds will be issued, and both AuD and PhD applicants are encouraged to apply.
    • Submit a letter from the chair supporting dedicated time to the project
    • Submit IRB approval
  • Must have a mentor with expertise in the research area to be investigated and who will be prepared to foster the advancement in the development and prosecution of the research

How to Apply

The 2022 Research Grant Applications Closed on January 24, 2022.

Applications for New Investigator and Student Investigator Grants include submission of an abstract (200 words or less), a detailed budget, a letter of support from a mentor, a human and animals use statement, and a proposal (not to exceed 10 pages, 12-pt font, single-spaced, including aims, background, significance of the research, supporting data, methods, timeline, mentor arrangement, and facilities).

Read the full Research Grants in Hearing & Balance Program: New Investigator Guidelines here.

Contact the Academy for further information.