Philip E. Heflin Auditory Research Fund

Philip E. Heflin Auditory Research Fund

Philip E. Heflin Auditory Research Grants are seed grants for full-time Creighton University School of Medicine faculty in the auditory research field. These grants are made possible by a grant from the Omaha Community Foundation through the Philip E. Heflin Auditory Research Fund. The goal of this funding mechanism is to promote auditory research undertaken to ultimately cure auditory defects. This seed grant program will enhance the ability of faculty to develop sufficient preliminary data for competitive NIH grant applications. These grants are for $20,000 over a two-year project period.


  • Full-time School of Medicine tenured or tenure-track faculty, or resident/assistant professors are eligible for this opportunity. Part-time faculty including those who hold contributed service, special rank, or visiting designations are not eligible for this program.
  • Investigators should not submit more than one grant proposal to be considered.

Budget Restrictions: The following are not allowable expenses: faculty salaries, space, travel to conferences or scientific meetings, repairs, renovations, and indirect costs.

Deadline: June 4, 2021