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If you would like to submit a grant for consideration of funding in 2021-2022, in ONE PDF, include a LETTER OF INTENT and BIOSKETCH, including details regarding other existing support, must be submitted by November 1st of the year prior to funding. The next funding cycle begins July 1, 2021. The letter of intent must state the desired grant mechanism for the proposal (CSA, Fellowship grant, Research Grant), the Principal Investigator and Institution(s), a working title and abstract and include Specific Aims and a proposal summary (2 page limit on abstract and aims).

Complete applications will be invited from selected applicants based on the Research Advisory Board's review of the letters of intent. Applicants will be notified whether they are invited to submit a full application the first week of December. Completed applications must be received by January 31st.

Invited applicants must submit a full application by January 31st
Please send one pdf to:

John S. Oghalai, MD, Executive Secretary, Research Fund of the American Otological Society, Inc.
Email: [email protected]
AND Kristen Bordignon, Assistant to Dr. Oghalai

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2020-21 AOS Research Advisory Board

John S. Oghalai, MD, Executive Secretary
John H. Greinwald Jr., MD, Trustee
Timothy E. Hullar, MD, Trustee
Steven D. Rauch, MD, Trustee
Daniel J. Tollin, PhD, Trustee
Andrea Vambutas, MD, Trustee (Executive Secretary-Elect)
Samuel Gubbels, MD, Trustee

Mario A. Svirsky, PhD, Consultant
Gwenaelle Geleoc, PhD, Consultant
Amanda Lauer, PhD, Consultant

The Research Advisory Board (RAB) is comprised of seven AOS members, each serving a 7-year term and  three consultants, each serving a 5-year term. These individuals are among the the most highly respected researchers in our field.  The expertise and dedication of the RAB are critical to the success of the mission of the AOS Research Foundation. 

Information may be obtained from:
Kristen Bordignon, Assistant to John S. Oghalai, MD, Executive Secretary
& Andrea Vambutas, MD, Executive Secretary-Elect 
Research Fund of the American Otological Society, Inc.
Kristen Bordignon
Executive Administrator
American Otological Society 
Ph: 217-638-0801
Fax: 727-800-9428
E-mail: [email protected]