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Flexi Grants

Our Flexi Grant scheme aims to provide funding to support a range of valuable small scale activities which will strengthen hearing research in new and unexpected ways to benefit people with hearing loss, tinnitus or other hearing-related conditions.

The scheme is open to any innovative idea that fulfils this purpose. Awards are usually made in March.

We are currently seeking applications to join our new virtual Flexi Grant review panel. If you are a post-doctoral researcher or early-career fellow and are interested in this opportunity, further details and how to apply can be found at the link below.

Find out more about how to apply for our Flexi Grant review panel

Summary of grant

  • Deadline: Closed. The 2022 Flexi Grant scheme will be launched towards the end of 2021.
  • Value: Applications for smaller sums of money are encouraged within this scheme, up to a maximum of £10,000.
  • Eligibility: Applicants can be from a university, research institute, or small or medium enterprise based anywhere in the world.

In the last round of funding (March 2020), we received 32 applications and awarded funding to 3 projects.

How to apply

Complete and submit the application form.

Before applying, please read the supporting documents.

Selection procedure 

All proposals are reviewed by our Flexi Grant review panel (usually three members per proposal). They judge the scientific merit of the proposal, as well as its novelty and feasibility. RNID use these reviews to select the best projects to fund.

Applicants will be notified of the outcome as soon as possible, usually within two months of the application deadline.

Everyone involved in the review process of any grant application is asked to abide by our code of conduct.

Flexi Grant review panel

  • Leila Abbas, University of Sheffield
  • Roberta Bianco, University College London
  • Kali Burke, Johns Hopkins University
  • Paige Church, University of Nottingham
  • Rebecca Dewey, University of Nottingham
  • Soha Garadat, University of Jordan
  • Richard Gault, Queen’s University Belfast
  • Tobias Goehring, University of Cambridge
  • Lauren Hadley, University of Nottingham (Glasgow)
  • Emma Kenyon, University of Sussex
  • John Newell, Macquarie University
  • Sherylanne Newton, MRC Harwell Institute
  • Sarah Riutta, Aurora Research Institute
  • Joseph Sollini, University of Sheffield
  • Jemaine Stacey, University of Nottingham
  • Hannah Stewart, University College London
  • Haruna Suzuki-Kerr, University of Auckland
  • Stephen Terry, University College London
  • Samuel Webb, University of Sheffield
  • Magdalena Zak, University College London

Europe PubMed Central (Europe PMC) and open access publications

RNID is a member of the Europe PMC Funders’ Group. We support open access publications and require RNID grant holders to make their publications open access.

Read our open access publication policy for more information and visit the Europe PMC website.

For more information

If you would like more information about the Flexi Grant, please contact:

020 3227 6159