MRF Launchpad Grants In Hearing Research
Closing Date: 07/09/2023
Grants for researchers to undertake research into auditory disorders and hearing loss while based at the Department of Hearing Sciences at the University of Nottingham.
The Medical Research Foundation (MRF) is an independent research-funding charity established by the Medical Research Council (MRC). The MRF maintains several funding streams to support cutting-edge research to increase understanding of disease and benefit public health.
The MRF has allocated a £500,000 fund for a new research funding initiative – Launchpad Grants in Hearing Loss – to support researchers at all career stages conducting research into hearing disorders and hearing loss while based at the Department of Hearing Sciences at the University of Nottingham. Application is open to UK-based and international researchers, providing they are able to relocate to the University of Nottingham. Grants are a maximum of £100,000 over 18 months to support research which enhances, or complements research being carried out at the Department of Hearing Sciences.
Research areas could include, but are not limited to:
- Further understanding of the auditory system.
- Mechanisms underpinning hearing loss, tinnitus, or other auditory disorders.
- The advancement or development of measurements, predictors, or outcomes for any type of hearing problem.
- The advancement or development of treatment intervention approaches for any type of hearing problem.
- Understanding and reducing the impact of any type of hearing problem on health and well-being.
Applications will be assessed according to the applicant’s career stage. Funding can support, for example, an early career researcher in their first research position, a mid- career researcher making the transition towards independence, or an established researcher to carrying out a pilot study.