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Funding Opportunities

The ARO invites proposals for funding of small grants (up to $1000) to support activities either in the US or internationally that would enhance our mission and visibility as the premier hearing research organization in the world. Some specific activities that could be considered include:

  1. Sponsorship of an invited lecture for an ARO-member at a meeting, either national or international, particularly one at which ARO does not typically have a presence.
  2. Partial support of small ‘local’ research meetings that serve as a venue for members to meet to discuss focused topics; student participation may be targeted in these grants.
  3. Partial support of symposium at an international meeting, for presentations by ARO members, on a topic of interest to members of that society and attendees of the meeting.

Requirements: Applicants must be ARO members, and lectures/events must include a slide and/or other materials that acknowledge ARO support. The ARO will fund up to three grants per year.

Please send proposals to ARO headquarters at


The Department of Defense Hearing Restoration Research Program (HRRP) just released its FY20 Funding Opportunity. Investigators can view the funding opportunity on or CDMRP website below:  

CDMRP website:

The award mechanism that we are offering is Focused Research Award. There are two Funding Levels to support research projects at different stages and the exploration/development of ideas of different maturity levels.

  • Funding Level 1 (maximum direct costs $250K) supports exploratory, high-risk/high-reward research that is in the earliest stages of idea development.
  • Funding Level 2 (maximum direct costs $1M) supports the advancement of more mature research toward clinical translation. Funding Level 2 applications proposing translational research may include a pilot clinical trial component, and if so the maximum direct costs would be $1.25M.

The pre-application deadline is July 14, 2020. Full applications are by invitation only, with a submission deadline of November 3, 2020.

NIDCD would like to share two new funding opportunities related to HIV/AIDS:

Advancing HIV/AIDS Research within the Mission of the NIDCD (R21 Clinical Trial Optional)

Advancing HIV/AIDS Research within the Mission of the NIDCD (R01 Clinical Trial Optional)

The purpose of these Funding Opportunity Announcements (FOA) are to stimulate HIV/AIDS research within the scientific mission areas of the National Institute on Deafness and Other Communications Disorders (NIDCD). Applications should address high priority HIV/AIDS research outlined by the NIH Office of AIDS Research (OAR) [] in the areas of hearing, balance, taste, smell, voice, speech, and language.

Department of Defense Hearing Center of Excellence (HCE)
National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD)