Research Grants

The American Otological Society is committed to the non-promotional advancement of knowledge and science and to a free exchange of medical education in otology and neurotology. The American Otological Society, through its Research Foundation, is offering Research Grant Awards, an Award for a Clinical Trial, full-time Research Training Fellowships, exclusive medical student grants, and a Clinician-Scientist Award. All of the AOS grant awards may involve research on any topic related to ear disorders. The research need not be directly on an otological disease but may explore normal functions of the cochlea, labyrinth or central auditory or vestibular systems. However, the applicant must describe how the proposed research will benefit our understanding, diagnosis or treatment of otological disorders. Research supported by all of the grant mechanisms can relate to any aspects of the ear, hearing and balance disorders.  We welcome applications that address quality and safety of care as well as to improve education and training in otology. 

AMERICAN OTOLOGICAL SOCIETY RESEARCH FUND 

RESEARCH GRANT AWARDS AND TRAINING FELLOWSHIPS

NEXT GRANT CYCLE:

Grant Submission Deadline: January 31, 2025 invited applicants only

THE AMERICAN OTOLOGICAL SOCIETY RESEARCH FOUNDATION 
has distributed over $7.4 million to date! 

CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR 2023-2024 GRANT RECIPIENTS! 

PI NAME 

INSTITUTION

GRANT MECHANISM

GRANT TITLE

GRANT FUNDS

Seiji B. Shibata, MD, PhD University of Southern California Clinician Scientist Award- Year 3 Cellular Reprogramming of Peripheral Glial Cells to Regenerate Primary Auditory Neurons $60,000.00
Corena Loeb Harvard Medical School Fellowship Grant Lifetime of the Tip Link in Living Hair Cells $44,000.00
Alexander D. Claussen, MD University of Iowa Clinician Scientist Award Understanding the Clinical Impact and Cellular Mechanisms of Cochlear Neo-Ossification after Cochlear Implantation $80,000.00
D. Alexander Cronkite, MD University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) Fellowship Grant Exploring the Synaptic Transcriptome of Vestibular Hair Cells $44,000.00
Adrien A. Eshraghi, MD University of Miami Research Grant Developing a Novel Treatment Modality for the Preservation of Residual Hearing Post-Cochlear Implantation $55,000.00
Parveen Bazard, PhD University of South Florida Research Grant Development of Non-invasive Imaging Techniques for Endocochlear Potential Measurements $55,000.00
Anna M. Wisniowiecki, MS Texas A&M University Fellowship Grant Sub-Cellular 3D Vibrometry for Measuring Cochlear Mechanics in the Mouse Organ of Corti  $44,000.00

 

Click here to see the list of AOS Clinician Scientists awardees, many have gone on to receive NIH funding. 
Click here for AOS grant submission instructions