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.
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.
- 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
- 17 July 2018 – pre-proposal submitted via eBRAP
- 25 October 2018 – full applications (by invitation only) submitted to Research Services internal review.
- Please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you are considering applying for this scheme.
- See also: Submitting an Application to Research Services for Review
- Requests for email notification of the Program Announcement(s) set to help@eBRAP.org
- Sponsor contact to discuss this Program – email@example.com
- Visit the website for this Program
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 firstname.lastname@example.org