Call for research proposals – Laboratories

The Fondation Pour l’Audition (FPA) offers one call for proposals to support French research laboratories in the field of hearing sciences, including basic, applied, clinical, sociological and epidemiological research.

The aim is to support new approaches, to promote multidisciplinary research and, more broadly, to implement innovations and outcomes in order to improve hearing health in the short or long term.



Applications must comply with FPA’s mission to improve hearing health and promote translational research in the following fields:


Basic research

  • Auditory pathways and networks
  • Drug delivery,
  • Gene cell and pharmacological therapies,
  • Pathophysiology of hearing disorders and tinnitus.

Medical and audiological research

  • Cohorts
  • Epidemiological studies
  • Development of new audiological diagnostic and screening tests and assessment tools
  • Psychoacoustics and psychophysics

Applied research and technological innovation

  • Rehabilitation
  • Patient management
  • Treatment

Psychology and sociology

  • Public health implication of hearing loss: psychological, physical and/or social aspects of hearing loss.



The overall budget of the 2018 call for proposals is set to 900,000 euros. Each project will be funded up to 100,000 euros per year for up to 3 years. The funding is provided annually; continuation of support for an additional two years is based on a report to be evaluated by the Scientific Committee.



FPA grants are awarded to French teams in academic or clinical public research institutions. International collaborations are encouraged. The principal investigator and co-investigators must hold a faculty appointment (position equivalent to assistant professor or higher) in order to be eligible for a grant from FPA.

Laboratories are ineligible for funding if they hold an active FPA award by the time of the 2018 FPA grant activation, i.e. October 1, 2018. Projects involving a member of the FPA Scientific Committee or Board of Directors and his/her laboratory are not eligible for an FPA research grant. Research teams joining the Institut de l’Audition in Paris are also ineligible for funding.


Selection process

The call is organized in five stages:

  1. Submission of a pre-proposal reviewed by the Scientific Committee.
  2. Submission of a full proposal for selected pre-proposals.
  3. Full proposal review by international reviewers.
  4. Selection of full proposals by the Scientific Committee.
  5. Approval of the Board of Directors.



December 6, 2017 Launch of the 2018 call for pre-proposals
January 25, 2018 Electronic application deadline for pre-proposals
February 14, 2018 Selection of the pre-proposals
April 18, 2018 Electronic application deadline for full proposals
June-July, 2018 Selection of the full proposals
Late July 2018 Award notification
October 1, 2018 Award activation
September 30, 2019 Deadline for grant agreement signature

Tél : +33 1 55 78 20 10

The 2018 call is now closed.