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US Department of Defense: Hearing Restoration Research Program (HRRP) 2018-19

This Program was initiated in 2017 to support innovative and impactful research that pursues the treatment of auditory system injuries and the restoration of hearing.

Focus areas for the Financial Year 2018-19 are:

  • Develop reliable in vitro human models for evaluating hearing restoration therapies.
  • Accelerate translation of biological regeneration mechanisms into therapies that restore auditory function. Examples include, but are not limited to:
    • Treatments to enhance synaptic plasticity;
    • Hair cell regeneration;
    • Neural regeneration.

Tinnitus or vestibular-related research is excluded.

Award Mechanisms

Translational Research Award (TRA)

This mechanism supports studies to develop reliable in vitro human models for evaluating hearing restoration therapies, or to accelerate translation of biological regeneration mechanisms into therapies that restore auditory function.

Focused Applied Research Award (FARA)

Supports studies to develop and/or validate techniques and/or methods to assess and/or treat auditory dysfunction as related to synaptopathy, hidden hearing loss, and central auditory processing disorders.

Eligibility

  • Independent investigators at all academic levels (or equivalent) are eligible to submit applications.
  • Preliminary data required.
  • Clinical trials are not allowed.
  • Tinnitus or vestibular-related research is excluded.

Funding & Duration

Both mechanisms have a maximum funding of USD $1M (approx. AUD $1.31M) for direct costs (plus indirect costs), for up to 3 years.

Submission Requirements & Due Dates

Further Information

Contact Research Services

Researchers are strongly encouraged to contact the Senior Research Grants Officer (International) for support with an application.

For general enquiries, please email rbinternational@adelaide.edu.au

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