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Office of Research and Grant Development

Program Details


The Offices of the Vice President for Research and Corporate and Foundation Relations are coordinating an internal call for proposals to a new grant program administered by the Milken Institute and funded by the REAM Foundation focused on Misophonia. Misophonia is a newly identified condition where individuals experience strong negative emotions in response to specific sensory stimuli such as the sounds of a person chewing or typing.

The program intends to support two-year projects led by either faculty or post-docs with an annual budget of up to $200,000 (less for post-docs). The focus of proposals can be (1) research to characterize misophonia; (2) development of diagnostic tools to facilitate assessment or (3) clinical and/or model studies of specific interventions. USC can only submit one LOI to this competition.

For the internal deadline, please submit the following (using 11 point Calibri font with one-inch margins):
A one-page lay summary describing the projects aims, goals, and how it will benefit the scientific field investigating misophonia.
A one-page outline of aims and milestones.
An NIH-formatted biosketch.

For more information:

For questions, please contact Beth Herron in the Research and Grant Development Office at 777-2885 or

Please submit your application as a single-file PDF to Beth at by 5 pm on December 4, 2019. Letters of intent are due to by January 10, 2020.

Office of Research and Grant Development

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