Virginia Merrill Bloedel Hearing Research Center

Affiliate Funding Opportunities

One of the benefits of affiliation with the Bloedel Center is eligibility to apply for exclusive monetary awards to advance research:


Established through the generosity of an anonymous donor, these funds support new and innovative research that advance the goals of the Center’s mission and allow for competitive grant submissions.

2020 Mini-Grant funding is still available!

We currently still have $15,000 available for 2020 awards. We want to make sure that Affiliates are able to make the most of this funding opportunity, so for this year we are encouraging submission of new applications at any time for either a $5,000 or a $10,000 grant. Mini-Grants will be awarded based on merit and availability of funds at the time of the application.

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Traveling Scientist

A mechanism to encourage meaningful collaborations between our Center and other research institutions throughout the world by covering a portion of travel expenses for extended visits to other institutions or hosting a colleague at UW.

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Bloedel Scholar

(Next application period will be the spring of 2021)
A rotating endowed three-year appointment funding a portion of a researcher’s salary to reduce administrative/teaching workload and make more time for active research.

The Virginia Merrill Bloedel Hearing Research Center Mission Statement is a reference document useful in preparing all of the applications above.