IDA Research Committee Accepting Grant Applications – Deadline 31st March 2016

The Ida Institute has designated USD 30,000 for a maximum of USD 10,000 per grant for 2016.  Application for funding is available at www.idainstitute.com/about_ida/research_committee. Research should address one of two topic areas: Measuring outcomes of person-centered care or engaging communication partners in hearing rehabilitation. Projects must begin by September 1, 2016 and timeline for each project is one year. Submission deadline for applications is 5pm Central European Time, March 31, 2016.

The Research Committee members will review and select grant proposals for research projects designed to develop knowledge and understanding of the outcomes and implications of person-centered care for professionals and patients in hearing care.   The members of the new Research Committee reflect the strength and global scope of the Ida Network. They are: Committee Chair Louise Hickson, PhD, Professor of Audiology and Co-Director, Communication Disability Centre, The University of Queensland; Dr. Melanie Ferguson, Consultant Clinical Scientist (Audiology), Hon. Associate Professor and Research Lead, NIHR Nottingham Hearing Biomedical Research Unit in Hearing; Sophia Kramer, PhD, University Research Chair, Auditory Functioning and Participation, Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Section Ear & Hearing EMGO Institute for Health and Care Research; Joseph Montano, EdD, Chief of Audiology and Speech Language Pathology, New York Presbyterian Hospital-Weill Cornell Medical Center; and Elisabet Thorén, PhD, Project Manager and Research Audiologist, Eriksholm Research Centre.   Following selection of the grant recipients, Professor Hickson, Dr. Ferguson, Professor Kramer, Dr. Thorén and Dr. Montano will provide feedback and advice regarding the research proposals. Click here to learn more about the Research Committee and application process.