Ida Institute Call for Grant Proposals

The Ida Institute is a non-profit educational organization based in Denmark. Our mission is to foster a better understanding of the human dynamics associated with hearing loss. The focus of our work is to develop person-centered practice in hearing care. To this end, we develop counseling resources for continued professional development and counseling tools to support and operationalize person-centered care in clinical practice.

At the Ida Institute we have become increasingly aware of the need to develop robust research on the outcomes and implications of person-centered care for professionals and patients in hearing care.

In order to increase knowledge in this area and develop the evidence base for person-centered care in audiology, the Ida Institute will again this year make research funding to the value of USD 30,000 available with a maximum of USD 10,000 per grant annually.

By providing funding for research into the effects of person-centered tools and methodologies in the field of hearing care, we hope to stimulate interest and support for the development of evidence in this important area of hearing rehabilitation. 

Research topics:

Funding will be awarded to projects that develop evidence related to Ida Institute initiatives and tools and aim to demonstrate the effect of person-centered care in hearing rehabilitation. In 2017 we are particularly interested in projects related to the deployment of Ida’s Telecare Platform and Tinnitus counseling tools.

The Ida Institute Research Committee will review and select successful grant applications. The committee members are Prof. Louise Hickson, committee chair, Dr. Joseph Montano, Dr. Melanie Ferguson, Dr. Elisabet Sundewall Thoren, Prof. Sophia Kramer and Melany Gregory, CEO of the Ear Foundation. 

How to apply:

The application form can be downloaded below.

To apply, please complete the form and send it by e-mail to The deadline for applications is March 6, 2017.

Once you have submitted your application, we will acknowledge receipt of your application by email. Applicants will be notified of the outcomes in May 2017. 


The timeline of the projects is one year, and funding will be provided in a single lump sum payment at the start of the project. Successful applicants agree to begin their research projects no later than September 1, 2017 and submit the results of the project to Ida Institute no later than September 1, 2018.  

It is expected that findings from the project will be disseminated by the investigators through the usual scientific channels (e.g., peer-reviewed publications, book chapters, conference presentations). In addition, the Ida Institute will disseminate the findings through its communication channels (e.g., website, social media platforms).