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


Doherty, Joni

K08 (3)

UCSD ErbB receptor regulation of Vestibular Schwannomas  2007-2008
Cheng, Alan K08;
three R01's; R25; U24; Y32
Stanford University Differentiation of Inner Ear Stem Cells 2009-2010
Stankovic, Konstantina K08; R01 Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary Molecular Mechanisms of Noise-Induces Delayed Primary Auditory Neuropathy 2009-2010
Crane, Benjamin R01 (2); K23 University of Rochester Visual and Vestibular Percepts of Motion 2010-2011
Agrawal, Yuri K23; R03; R01 Johns Hopkins University Influence of Vestibular Dysfunction on Fall Risk in Older Individuals 2012-2014 
Santos, Felipe  U24 Massachusetts Eye & Ear Infirmary Epigenetic Regulation of Hair Cell Regeneration in Zebrafish Lateral Line 2012-2013
Matsuoka, Akihiro  K08 Northwestern University Nanotechnological Regeneration of Spiral Ganglion Neurons with Human Stem Cells 2012-2013
Horn, David K23, R01 University of Washington Spectral and Temporal Resolution in Infants with Cochlear Implants 2013-2014
Basura, Gregory J.  R03; R21 University of Michigan Multi-Sensory Modulation of Tinnitus Correlates in Primary Auditory Cortex  2014-2017 
Gurgel, Richard K.  R03; R21 University of Utah Exploring the Impact of Hearing Loss on Impaired Cognition in Older Adults 2015-2018
Moberly, Aaron 




R01 (2)

The Ohio State University


Vanderbilt University Medical Center

Variability in Speech Recognition for Adults with Cochlear Implants

Predicting Speech Recognition in Adults Receiving Cochlear Implants

Computer-assisted diagnosis of ear pathologies by combining digital otoscopy with complementary data using machine learning

Ward, Bryan K.   K23; 
U24 (2024)
Johns Hopkins University  Magnetic Resonance Imaging to Observe Magnetic Vestibular Stimulation 2019-2021
Kohlberg, Gavriel   University of Washington Use of multisensory input and deep learning techniques to develop a next generation listening device to improve speech perception in noise for individuals with hearing loss 2020-2023
Shibata, Seiji B.  K08  University of Southern California
Cellular Reprogramming of Peripheral Glial Cells to Regenerate Primary Auditory Neurons 2021-2024

Please click here for guidelines for the CSA Award. 

Candidates for this award must: 1) have completed an ACGME-approved residency in Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery  and 2) hold a full-time teaching appointment in a US medical school within a department or division of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery 3) be citizens of the United States, or have been lawfully admitted for permanent United States residency at the time of application; 4) hold a Doctor of Medicine (MD) or equivalent degree from an accredited institution awarded within the last 10 years; and 5) 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.