ATA Seeks Tinnitus Research Proposals for Grant Funding

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The American Tinnitus Association is launching its 2014-2015 research grant cycle and is encouraging researchers at non-profit medical and research institutions to submit proposals for funding consideration. The deadline to apply for an ATA research grant is November 15, 2014.

ATA will continue funding the best research and researchers until a definitive cure to tinnitus found.

The American Tinnitus Association (ATA), one of the nation’s leading funders of cutting-edge tinnitus research, is seeking new projects to support in the 2014-2015 grant cycle. ATA is issuing a global request for proposals, searching for impactful projects that substantively contribute to our scientific understanding of tinnitus and advance the search for an ultimate cure. The deadline to submit a research proposal is November 15, 2014.

ATA will provide up to $50,000 per project to kick-start innovative and high-quality research. The association also offers student grants of up to $10,000 to support the next generation of tinnitus researchers. All tinnitus-related proposals will be reviewed in this highly competitive process.

Scientists, academics and healthcare professionals who are affiliated with non-profit medical and research institutions are encouraged to submit a proposal. For full eligibility and application information, please visit: http://www.ata.org/research.

Every year ATA funds a set of high-quality research projects. Proposals are measured against ATA's "Roadmap for a Cure," a progressive framework for how tinnitus research can best—and most rapidly—be used to achieve a definitive cure for tinnitus. The funding process is guided by the association's Board of Directors and Scientific Advisory Committee, following a peer-reviewed process modeled on that of the National Institutes of Health.

"For nearly 35 years, ATA has funded groundbreaking research in the area of tinnitus and tinnitus management. Our financial support has been instrumental in many of the biggest developments in the field," said Cara James, Executive Director of the American Tinnitus Association. "We will continue funding the best research and researchers until a definitive cure to tinnitus found. If you have a research project that can bring us closer to this goal, we encourage you to apply for an ATA grant."

ATA's research program focuses on providing seed grants for the most innovative areas of tinnitus scientific exploration. Large research funders--the U.S. Department of Defense, for instance--often do not support projects that have not undergone initial exploratory testing. This keeps many good ideas from ever getting off the ground. ATA covers this funding gap by supporting tinnitus scientists through the preliminary phases of research, strategically catalyzing innovative pilot projects which may later qualify for large-scale funding from the government or other institutions.

About the American Tinnitus Association

The American Tinnitus Association (ATA) is the nation's foremost nonprofit organization committed to curing tinnitus. For over 40 years, ATA has helped patients understand and manage the "ringing in their ears" and raised resources for advanced tinnitus research. Since 1971, ATA has contributed nearly $6 million to medical research projects focused on curing tinnitus. For more information, please visit http://www.ata.org.

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