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 research@rnid.org.uk and ask to be added to our research mailing list.


Current opportunities 

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.

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.

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.

PhD studentships

The projects should bring tangible benefits closer for people who are deaf, have tinnitus or hearing loss. One of this year’s awards in the area of tinnitus research will be jointly funded with the British Tinnitus Association.

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.


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