Apply for a Grant

ATA supports cutting-edge tinnitus science, with targeted research funding. Our $50,000 seed-grants kick-start innovative research projects and help researchers show initial proof- of-concept.

Support Tinnitus Research

ATA’s research program is wholly funded by our members — tinnitus patients just like you. Donate to ATA and help us find a cure.

Since 1981, ATA has provided grants to innovative tinnitus research projects. To date, we have distributed nearly 6 million dollars in research funding, supporting projects that have improved our medical understanding of tinnitus, developed new tinnitus management tools, and laid the foundation for future cures.

ATA encourages clinicians, academics and researchers from around the world to apply for grant funding. This is a highly competitive program, but all completed applications will be peer-reviewed and considered by the Scientific Review Committee.

Grant Amounts

ATA funds research grants up to $50,000 per project, per year.  Multi-year projects are considered but funding is reviewed and appropriated on a year-to-year basis. (ATA does not guarantee continued funding for projects continuing beyond the current annual grant cycle. Multi-year research projects must re-apply for grant consideration each year.) The maximum funding for any project is $150,000 over 3 years.

ATA also provides a number of student research grants up to $10,000 per project.  Multi-year student projects are not eligible for funding.


ATA will consider funding proposals from scientists, academics and healthcare professionals who are affiliated with non-profit medical and research institutions. All proposed projects must be directly concerned with tinnitus and contribute to ATA’s goal of finding a tinnitus cure, as outlined in ATA’s Roadmap to a Cure.

Grant recipients are expected to complete all reporting and documentation requirements outlined in the grant application.

Review Process

ATA supports a limited number of projects each year and grant funding is highly competitive. All requests for funding are reviewed by ATA's Scientific Advisory Committee (SAC). The SAC evaluates proposals according to the following criteria:

  • Research subject / topic of inquiry
  • Relevance of research to ATA’s Roadmap for a Cure
  • Quality of project design and proposed research methods
  • Potential impact, either for basic knowledge or clinical application
  • Personnel and facilities available at the institution where the research will be conducted
  • Qualifications of the research investigators

The SAC makes funding recommendations to ATA's Board of Directors, which makes final award decisions.


The application, review and funding process follow the general timeline outlined below:

Application Deadline 
Extended to December 15
Application Review / Policy Recommendations
Early Spring
Final Funding Decisions
Mid Spring
Grant Applicants Notified
Late Spring
Funds Allocated to Grantees

Download an Application

Grant Application

Student Grant Application

If you have any additional questions about ATA’s research grant program, please contact ATA at 1-800-634-8978 or

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