Applications Invited for RNID Discovery Research Grant

The Royal National Institute for Deaf People (RNID) Discovery Research Grant supports research projects that will generate knowledge to underpin the discovery of treatments for hearing loss or tinnitus, or improve how new treatments are developed and tested.

For the 2021 funding round, RNID is working in conjunction with two other charities:

Alzheimer’s Research UK to co-fund research that will increase understanding of the common biological mechanisms underlying hearing loss and dementia.

Cystic Fibrosis Trust to co-fund research that will lead to new ways to protect hearing from the ototoxic side-effects of aminoglycoside antibiotics.

RNID particularly encourages applications in the area of medical devices, as they are currently under-represented in its portfolio. Projects must be defined pieces of research with clearly stated objectives, experimental plan and expected outcomes.

Projects should be able to demonstrate a route by which outcomes could be exploited for the benefit of people with hearing loss or tinnitus, and, where relevant, people with cystic fibrosis or dementia.

Applications are accepted from researchers located in any university or research institute worldwide. Awards of up to £67,000 per year are available for up to three years, subject to an overall maximum award limit of £200,000.

Applications follow a two-stage process: an open preliminary application stage followed by an invitation-only full application stage.

Preliminary applications must be submitted by the deadline of 15 April 2021.

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