ATA Seeks Tinnitus Research Proposals for Grant Funding

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    1. Asian

      Asian Member

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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.
      Portland, OR (PRWEB) October 06, 2014

      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 visithttp://www.ata.org.
       
    2. t-man
      Suicidal

      t-man Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      2009
      I can wait for all the new maskers this will fund!
       
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    3. sticky
      Sunshine

      sticky Member

      Location:
      Australia
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      07/1997
      agreed.....we could do with some more caffeine / tinnitus studies too...........not
       
    4. attheedgeofscience
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      attheedgeofscience Member Hall of Fame

      Location:
      Denmark
      Tinnitus Since:
      Childhood
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Head Injury
      I always believed that the term "delusional" was something which applied to humans. But now I know the term can also be used for organizations.
       
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    5. t-man
      Suicidal

      t-man Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      2009
      Wow... That's pretty sad.
       
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    6. jss
      No Mood

      jss Member Benefactor

      Location:
      USA
      Tinnitus Since:
      June 2013
      The smartest thing the ATA could do is to come up with a Public Service Announcement explaining the dangers to loud sound exposure using someone like William Shatner. Here in the US we are bombarded by PSA about the dangers of drunk driving, smoking, sexually transmitted diseases, fire safety, buckling your seatbelt, and the list goes on, but not one on the dangers of loud noise exposure.......? Many get free airtime. Getting a PSA about the dangers of loud sound exposure would be a start. Why companies who manufacture hearing aids like Starkey, Unitron, Seimans and Widex who have deep pockets don't advertise sound safety is simple. They NEED hearing loss to survive....see how the system works. I feel the ATA's is the only "legitimate" source in the public eye to produce a PSA and they have the celebrity power to do so. William Shatner is the man for the job.
       
    7. lapidus

      lapidus Member

      Location:
      Sweden
      Tinnitus Since:
      1999
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Noise induced
      No, the smartest thing ATA could do is to donate ALL the money they recieve to real research and nothing else.
      Awareness about the dangers of noise is of course important too, but I don't think that should be ATA's responsibility. And awarness can't help someone who already have T anyway.
       
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    8. jss
      No Mood

      jss Member Benefactor

      Location:
      USA
      Tinnitus Since:
      June 2013
      Unfortunately that depends on your definition of "real research" obviously their definition of "real research" has nothing to do with finding a cure or helping the thousands of sufferers like us that do not know where to turn.

      A public service announcement mentioning tinnitus as a possible consequence to exposure to loud noise would definitely raise some serious awareness if it was played on all the major television networks especially using a celebrity. It would be good for all involved.
       
    9. t-man
      Suicidal

      t-man Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      2009
      No one cares about public service announcements. No one cares until it's too late. Despite all the dangers of texting and driving, it wasn't until the authority put high penalties that people actual care. Until you fine people for playing loud music or forgetting to use their ear plugs, people are still going to party hard and unprotected regardless if you write the dangers down on the sky. Most people think tinnitus is a stupid thing to even be complaining about until they got it. You can't possibly even allude to the hell of T unless they experience it for themselves. Personally, I want more people to get tinnitus becasue that can only bring treatment closer to us.

      Besides, we have have a plethora of musicians with their own little awareness campaigns.
       
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