How to apply for a research grant

Thank you for your interest in applying for research funding from the Ménière’s Society. All applications are submitted to the Society's Trustees for decision. Trustees meet four times a year in March, June, September and December. 

How to apply

Bursary, travel or training grants

Applicants should apply in writing, giving details of the amount of funding requested, the purpose of the funding (training, travel, etc) and how it will be of benefit to you and those affected by vestibular disorders. Application letters should be sent to: The Director, Ménière’s Society, The Rookery, Surrey Hills Business Park, Wotton, Surrey RH5 6QT.  The application will be put to the Society’s Trustees for decision and is usually made at the quarterly meeting following receipt of the application. 

Small grants up to £12,000

Applicants should complete the grant application form and send to the Director at least four weeks prior to the quarterly trustee meeting. A decision will usually be made at the meeting, although peer review may be required for certain projects.

Research grants over £12,000 and not exceeding £40,000

Applicants should complete the grant application form and send to the Director at least four weeks prior to the quarterly trustee meeting. All applications will be subject to peer review to ensure they meet the Society's criteria. A decision will usually be made within three to six months following receipt of the application. 

Large research grants in excess of £40,000

Stage 1: Preliminary enquiry
Applicants should, in the first instance, submit a preliminary proposal, not exceeding two sides of A4, giving an outline of objectives and likely cost to establish whether the project meets the the Ménière’s Society criteria and to confirm the Society has available funds to support the project. Projects will be considered by the Trustees of the Ménière’s Society and eligible applicants will be asked to submit a full application. If the project does not meet the aims of the Ménière’s Society or where demand on our funds is high, we may be unable to request an application from you.

Stage 2: Submitting a full application
Applicants should complete the grant application form and send this to the Director six weeks before the quarterly trustee meeting. Full proposals will be subject to peer review and are likely to take six months from submission to decision.

Forms and further information

For further information about applying for a grant from the Ménière’s Society please email research@menieres.org.uk or call us on +44 (0) 1306 876883.

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