The following individuals received a Clinician Scientist Award. Many have gone on to receive NIH K-Award funding. 


Cheng, Alan   Stanford University Differentiation of Inner Ear Stem Cells 2009-2010
Stankovic, Konstantina Yes Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary Molecular Mechanisms of Noise-Induces Delayed Primary Auditory Neuropathy 2009-2010
Crane, Benjamin Yes University of Rochester Visual and Vestibular Percepts of Motion 2010-2011
Agrawal, Yuri Yes Johns Hopkins University Influence of Vestibular Dysfunction on Fall Risk in Older Individuals 2012-2014 (2 years)
Santos, Felipe   Massachusetts Eye & Ear Infirmary Epigenetic Regulation of Hair Cell Regeneration in Zebrafish Lateral Line 2012-2013
Matsuoka, Akihiro  Yes Northwestern University Nanotechnological Regeneration of Spiral Ganglion Neurons with Human Stem Cells 2012-2013
Horn, David Yes University of Washington Spectral and Temporal Resolution in Infants with Cochlear Implants 2013-2014
Basura, Gregory J.   University of Michigan Multi-Sensory Modulation of Tinnitus Correlates in Primary Auditory Cortex  2014-2017 (3 years)
Gurgel, Richard K.    University of Utah Exploring the Impact of Hearing Loss on Impaired Cognition in Older Adults 2015-2018 (2 years + current)
Moberly, Aaron  Yes The Ohio State University Variability in Speech Recognition for Adults with Cochlear Implants 2016-2017 



























Please click here for guidelines for the CSA Award. Candidates for this award must: 1) hold or be approved for full-time university faculty appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor in a department or division of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery; 2) be citizens of the United States, or have been lawfully admitted for permanent United States residency at the time of application; 2) hold a Doctor of Medicine (MD) or equivalent degree from an accredited institution awarded within the last 10 years; 3) have completed an ACGME-approved otolaryngology residency program; and 4) have demonstrated the capacity or potential for a highly productive, independent research career with an emphasis in otology/neurotology.  Preference will be given to candidates who have recently (within the preceding three years) completed, or are currently enrolled in a two-year otology/neurotology fellowship.


The AOS Clinician-Scientist and his or her mentor(s) are encouraged to use preliminary research results from this award as pilot material for the development of a research grant application to a suitable funding agency. Specifically, this grant mechanism is designed to permit the budding clinician-scientist adequate time and mentoring to accrue preliminary data to successfully apply for a K08/K23 grant from the NIH. Therefore, individuals who have already competed successfully for a career development award from a private or Federal funding agency are ineligible for this award program. The grantee may not receive concurrent research salary support from other agencies or sources during the period of this grant. Accordingly, funding from the AOS will be terminated once the Clinician-Scientist secures Federal funding for a Career Development Award.