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The Foundation is committed to funding audiologists and graduate students as they conduct research that will advance the treatment of people with hearing impairment. Choose a program below to learn more about each initiative and how you can apply to receive funding.

  • Academy Research Conference (ARC) - The Foundation subsidizes registration that enables deserving students to attend the ARC meeting held the first day of AudiologyNOW! Past topics have included noise-induced hearing loss, aging, and binaural hearing. For more information on ARC, visit the AudiologyNOW! Web site. Philanthropic support provided by Oticon, Inc.
  • James and Susan Jerger Award for Excellence in Student Research – Each year, four students who display their research posters at AudiologyNOW! receive a $500 award from the Foundation for outstanding research. These student poster awards are funded by an anonymous donor. For more information and to apply, visit the AudiologyNOW! Web site.
  • NHCA Travel Awards and Scholarships – The Foundation partners with the National Hearing Conservation Association (NHCA) to fund a $1,500 Student Research Scholarship (for a project relating to noise-induced hearing loss or hearing loss prevention). For more information, visit the NHCA Web site.
  • Research Grants in Hearing and Balance - The AAAF annually awards approximately $30,000 to young and new researchers through the New Investigator Research Grants; Student Investigator Research Grants; Student Summer Research Fellowships; Hearing Aids, Clinical Protocols, and Patient Outcomes Student Research Grant; and Vestibular Research Grant. The Vestibular Research Grant is funded in partnership with the American Institute of Balance Education FoundationApplications are due October 2017.
  • Student Research Forum Awards – Each year, five recipients present their research findings at AudiologyNOW! and receive a $500 award from the Foundation. For more information and to apply, visit the AudiologyNOW! Web site. Philanthropic support provided by Plural Publishing, Inc.
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Our research recipients represent the best and brightest in the field. To view past recipients and their projects, select a year.

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