SOURCE: Misophonia Research Fund, REAM Foundation
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Letters of Intent: Dec. 10, 2021. Select applicants will be invited to submit a formal proposal by March 11, 2022.
$ AVAILABLE: The Misophonia Research Fund intends to award five to ten misophonia research grants in 2022. Each grant will provide up to $200,000 in total funding per year for up to two years for a maximum, aggregate total of $400,000.
ELIGIBILITY: To be considered for a grant, applicant organizations must be a domestic or non-U.S. nonprofit academic or research institution (including colleges, universities, medical schools and other related academic research institutions) or a qualified government agency with an active biomedical research program. All proposed research projects must be led by a principal investigator (PI) who holds a doctorate (e.g., Ph.D., M.D., Psy.D., Au.D.) or related research doctorate degree. PIs must be either an independent investigator or a postdoctoral fellow. PIs must be selected by and identified by the applicant organization.
PURPOSE: Misophonia is a condition where individuals experience strong negative emotions in response to specific sensory stimuli such as the sounds of a person chewing. Some studies have found that as many as one in five individuals report strong feelings of disgust, rage, or anxiety in response to specific sounds. Many of those suffering from misophonia report being unable to participate in important activities such as attending school or participating in family gatherings. The field sits at the intersection of psychology, neuroscience, and audiology and the program hopes to attract novel proposals across these fields. Proposals must address one or more of the following three broad areas in human, animal, or relevant research models: 1) research focused on characterizing misophonia, including exploring its underlying mechanisms, expression, natural history, or development; 2) development or validation of physiological and/or
behavioral methods (i.e., objective assessments) to assess misophonia.; 3) development or evaluation of interventions for misophonia, including novel treatment approaches (e.g. pharmacotherapy; multidisciplinary treatment approaches; digital health platforms) and controlled comparative efficacy trials of promising treatments.
CONTACT: Please see URL for multiple contacts. For more information, go to misophoniaresearchfund.org/.
From Misophonia Research Fund website, accessed Nov. 10, 2021.
Subject(s): hearing/deafness, mental health, medical research, brain and nervous system disorders.