NEXT FUNDING CYCLE, JULY 1, 2022 - JUNE 30, 2023

The AOS is pleased to offer FIVE grant mechanisms for your consideration, this includes a NEW MECHANISM for medical students. Please review the following table and apply to the mechanisms that best fits your situation. DETAILS for all mechanisms are included in the grant submission instructions


Maximum Requested Budget


Targeted applicants

Research Grant

$55K for one year ($50K direct costs, $5K indirect costs)

No. Re-applications will be reviewed as a new application.

Faculty, either MD and/or PhD - Those WITHOUT major funding (R01, U01, DoD, NSF) encouraged to apply

Fellowship Grant

$44K for one year ($40K Direct costs (no required breakdown for salary and supplies $4K indirect costs)

No. Re-applications will be reviewed as a new application.

Clinical fellows, residents, post-doctoral fellows (both MD and PhD), and graduate students. 

Clinical Investigations Grant

$66K for one year

($60K direct costs, $6K indirect costs)

There is a possibility for renewal for a second year, but applications will be reviewed competitively as a new application.


Clinician-Scientist Award

$240K for three years ($80K per year)

A progress report is required for every year of funding, but the grant will typically be renewed unless something untoward happens or the PI gets a K08/K23 Award.

Full-time teaching appointment (MD), typically at a junior level who are aiming to develop a career as a clinician-scientist

Medical student/undergraduate student stipend award

$5K for 3 months (0.25FTE); $20K for 12 months (1.0FTE);

No. Re-applications will be reviewed as a new application.

Full-time medical or undergraduate students. 

If you would like to submit a grant for consideration of funding in the next cycle, 2022-2023, in ONE PDF, include a LETTER OF INTENT and BIOSKETCH (NIH template), including details regarding other existing support, and any potential overlap with your mentor(s) must be submitted by November 1st of the year prior to funding. The next funding cycle begins July 1, 2022. The letter of intent must state the desired grant mechanism for the proposal (CSA, Fellowship grant, Clinical Investigation, Research grant or Medical Student grant), the Principal Investigator, and Institution(s), a working title, with an abstract and Specific Aims (2 page limit on abstract and aims).The biosketch is not included in the page limit.

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 (not a portfolio) to:

Andrea Vambutas, MD, Executive Secretary, Research Fund of the American Otological Society, Inc.
Research Fund of the American Otological Society, Inc.
AND Kristen Bordignon, AOS Research Fund Administrative Assistant 

Please read instructions thoroughly, there are NO FORMS to fill out and page limits must be adhered to. 

Click here to view "Fast facts and Q&A about AOS Grants"

Click here to open the AOS grant submission instructions (pdf)

Click here for more information about the AOS Clinician Scientist Award and renewal guidelines


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2021-22 AOS Research Advisory Board

Andrea Vambutas, MD, Executive Secretary
John H. Greinwald Jr., MD, Trustee
Timothy E. Hullar, MD, Trustee
Steven D. Rauch, MD, Trustee
Daniel J. Tollin, PhD, Trustee
Samuel Gubbels, MD, Trustee
Ronna Hertzano, MD, PhD 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 Andrea Vambutas, MD, Executive Secretary
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]