Apply for a research grant

Thank you for your interest in applying for research funding from the Ménière’s Society. 

Please be aware that our research programme is now closed for applications during 2019/20 and our research programme will reopen next year.

If you would like more information about applying for a research grant for the academic and/or financial year 2020/21, please contact us

How to apply

All applications are submitted to the Society's Trustees for decision. Trustees meet four times a year in March, June, September and December.

Bursary, travel / training or equipment 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 £11,999

Applicants should complete the grant application form and send to the Director by the 15th of the month preceding a quarterly trustee meeting. A decision will usually be made at the meeting, although peer review may be required for certain projects.

Research grants £12,000+

Applicants should complete the grant application form and send to the Director by the 15th of the month preceding a 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

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 invited 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. Applicants should complete the grant application form and send this to the Director by the 15th of the month preceding a 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

Please be aware that our research programme is now closed for applications during 2019/20 and our research programme will reopen next year.

For further information about applying for a grant from the Ménière’s Society for the academic and/or financial year 2020/21, please email research@menieres.org.uk or call us on +44 (0) 1306 876883.

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