The Global Partnerships for Research & Innovation arm of Canadian Hearing Services Launches Call for Proposals

TORONTO - The Global Partnerships for Research & Innovation arm of Canadian Hearing Services (CHS) is proud to announce the launch of our inaugural call for proposals for the two-year funding period (2022-24)!! Successful applications can request up to $50,000 per year for each of the two years.  

All proposals must align and support our inaugural Research Areas of Focus, which are as follows:  

HEARING HEALTH: Prevention, identification, assessment, treatment and (re)habilitation of auditory and balance difficulties. 

HEARING SCIENCE: Research activities in the fields of acoustics, neuroscience, and psychology concerning perception of sound.

DEAF STUDIES: Research activities in the fields of sociology, language, and inclusivity of Deaf individuals.  

QUALITY OF LIFE: Research related to the impacts of being Deaf or hard of hearing as relates to an individual’s ability to participate and enjoy life activities.

We are interested in funding research that is relevant and will have a significant impact on breaking down barriers to participation for Deaf and hard of hearing individuals and their families. Whether your work is based in physiology or quality of life, employment or community participation; whether your methodology is quantitative or qualitative, dissemination is clinical or based in service delivery; we are looking for projects that are across the lifespan and individuals’ journey toward full community participation.

To learn more about the Funding Application process and timelines, please visit our website at

All questions regarding the call for proposals and/or the application process should be directed to