Grant Application Guidelines

The deadline for submitting research proposals/applications for the 2017 funding year has passed. The application period will reopen for the 2018 funding year in May 2017. If you have questions in advance of this time period, please e-mail Joan Wincentsen at Joan@American-Hearing.org.

To apply for a grant, please follow the following checklists.

Feel free to contact the Foundation with any questions or concerns.

View the regular grant and Meniere’s disease grant application guidelines.

View the residency grant application guidelines.

Regular Grant Application Checklist

Please use this checklist as a guide and easy reference as you prepare to complete the online grant application. You will need to gather the following:

  • Title Page (first page of proposal)
  • Title of research project
    • Principal investigator(s) names
    • Credentials
    • Institution name
    • USPS mailing address
    • Telephone number
    • E-mail address
    • Financial officer contact information
  • Description
    • Brief description of the project
    • Include performance site and key personnel of project
  • Table of Contents
    • Include all first-level headings with page numbers
  • Detailed Budget
    • Provide a one-year budget (or two-year budget if you are applying for a special grant that spans two years) that includes salary for support staff (students, post-doctorate fellows, etc.), equipment and supplies
    • Do not include salaries for principal investigator(s), travel expenses, or overhead as AHRF does not fund these costs
    • Budget should include the total amount requested
  • Biographical Sketch
    • Include contact information (USPS mailing address, telephone, e-mail, etc.) with each investigator’s biographical sketch page
    • List all publications (maximum, two pages), current funding, pending funding, and requested funding
    • Indicate what you will do if you receive overlapping funding
    • Letters of support from colleagues are welcome, but not required (Include any letters of support within your proposal document whenever possible)
  • Main Body
    • Include specific aims of the project (body no longer than 10-15 pages at 12-point type, standard margins); background and significance; methods; and what type of subjects (human or animal), if applicable
    • Progress Report (For Renewal Projects Only)
    • If you are requesting your proposal be renewed for additional funding which is considered on a case-by-case basis

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Residency Grant Application Checklist

Please use this checklist as a guide and easy reference as you prepare to complete the online grant application. You will need to gather the following:

  • Title Page (first page of proposal)
    • Title of research project
    • Resident(s) name(s)
    • Credentials
    • Institution name
    • USPS mailing address
    • Telephone number
    • E-mail address
    • Financial officer contact information
  • Description
    • Brief 2-page summary of the project
  • Budget
    • Provide a small budget proposal
  • Biographical Sketch
    • Provide a 1-2 paragraph biographical sketch for each resident applicant
  • Letter of Support
    • Letter of support from the principal investigator(s) working with the resident(s)

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