The Cochlear Center provides grants for Johns Hopkins University faculty and postdoctoral fellows to conduct research in areas that are consistent with the mission of the Center. Grants can encompass both salary/personnel support as well as research costs for up to 2 years of funding. Funding for these grants is typically but not always for less than $50,000 per year.


For researchers outside of Johns Hopkins, in-kind support is available specifically for individuals who are interested in incorporating hearing testing into new or ongoing epidemiological or clinical studies. This support can include Center provision of hearing testing equipment, training of study personnel to perform hearing testing, and assistance with analysis of collected data. Such support does not include funding for salary or direct research costs.




Any Johns Hopkins University faculty member or postdoctoral fellow is eligible to apply. Non-JHU researchers are also eligible to apply but support is restricted as specified above.


How to Apply


Letters of intent are accepted on a year-round basis. Submissions should include:


  • ≤ 2 page letter of intent that provides a summary of:
    • Proposed research plan
    • Timeline
    • Requested funding or support


  • CV or NIH biosketch


Letters of intent will be reviewed on a rolling basis and selected applicants will be notified within one (1) month of submission of whether or not to submit a full proposal.


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Prospective applicants are encouraged to reach out to the Center director Frank Lin prior to submitting a letter of intent.


A letter of intent with accompanying CV or NIH biosketch should be submitted via email to Shannon Smitherman, Academic Program Coordinator, at hearingsph@jhu.edu.


Contact Shannon Smitherman with questions at 443-287-7779 or hearingsph@jhu.edu.