The AHRF has provided me with start-up funds to collect pilot data regarding the effects of progressive hearing loss on the auditory brainstem. My team and I are now able to investigate some important unanswered questions about hearing loss. These data will form the basis for future grant applications to federal funding agencies.
The AHRF has been instrumental in providing seed money to young investigators just starting out on their own course of research. As the federal budget tightens, these seed grants become more and more essential to making the transition to independent investigator.