Old name, new purpose: why we’ve gone back to RNID

Apply for research funding

We offer funding to support discovery and translational research and to build research capacity through a number of grant schemes. 

We fund research into hearing loss and tinnitus for the discovery and development of new medical treatments to:

  • prevent hearing loss
  • restore hearing
  • silence tinnitus.

Read about our research strategy.

If you’d like to be notified of new grant calls, please email [email protected] and ask to be added to our research mailing list.

Funding schemes

Translational Grant

The Translational Grant aims to support and accelerate the translation of research discoveries into potential new treatments to protect and regenerate hearing and silence tinnitus. It funds projects at both academic institutions and small or medium enterprises in any country.

Find out more about the Translational Grant.

Discovery Research Grant

Our Discovery Research Grants support projects that will generate knowledge to underpin the discovery of treatments for hearing loss or tinnitus, or improve how new treatments are developed and tested.

Find out more about the Discovery Research Grant.

Fellowship scheme

Our Fellowship scheme aims to build research capacity in hearing research, by supporting the career development of the UK’s most talented new ‘investigators’ towards becoming independent scientists.

Find out more about the scheme.

PhD studentships

Our PhD studentship scheme aims to encourage the best students to become involved in hearing, deafness and tinnitus research in the UK.

Find out more about the PhD studentships.

Innovation Seed Fund

Our Innovation Seed Fund aims to provide funding to support a range of valuable small scale activities Through our Innovation Seed Fund grants, we aim to pump-prime innovative research into the causes, treatment and diagnosis of hearing loss, tinnitus and other hearing-related conditions.

Find out more about the Innovation Seed Fund.

In2research summer placements

RNID has partnered with social mobility charity In2scienceUK to allow talented young people from underrepresented backgrounds to discover hearing science through summer research placements.

Find out more about the In2research programme.


We’re moving to a new system called Flexi-Grant to to manage our application, review and grants management processes. Read more about Flexi-Grant

Find out more

Page last updated: 4 June 2024

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