The Deafness Research Foundation (DRF), New York is partnering with the American Academy of Otolaryngology- Head and Neck Surgery’s (AAO-HNS) CORE Grants Program to offer a new 1-year grant of $50,000 for clinical research in the hearing and balance sciences.

A call for applications has been issued for the DRF Centurion Clinical Research Award. The purpose of the award is to support clinical research projects in hearing and balance science. Clinical research
involves human participants and may be directed toward diagnosis, epidemiology, genetics, clinical pathophysiology, and treatment.

ELIGIBILTY: To be eligible for consideration, candidates for the award should hold the MD, PhD, or equivalent degrees as well as a faculty or post-doctoral appointment and demonstrate experience and strong research
training as well as sufficient institutional support (facilities, time, and mentorship) to carry out the proposed work.

Ideal candidate should be in their first 5 years after completion of formal training. A faculty mentor should be identified and a letter of support and availability should be included in the application. Previous DRF or AAO-HNS Foundation research grant recipients are eligible to compete for this grant. However, candidates
who have successfully obtained funding from a private or federal funding agency for the same research are ineligible.

Candidates who have applied for support of the same research from other funding sources, and who are notified of an award from both another agency and from DRF must choose only one of the awards.

FORMAT: Applications are in a similar format to the National Institutes of Health. All applications must be completed and submitted online through Proposal Central at Visit the AAO-HNSF Web site to begin the application process.

For more information about the application process, contact Stephanie Jones, assistant director, Research and Quality, at (70) 535-3747 or send an e-mail.