Milken Institute – Misophonia Research Fund

October 21, 2020 by


We are enthusiastic to share the Request for Proposals to initiate the next funding cycle. The RFP is published on the Milken Institute website, and we have developed a guide to the scientific topic and outstanding questions which may help researchers interested in the field.


The Milken Institute, in collaboration with The REAM Foundation, is administering a grant program focused on misophonia. The Misophonia Research Fund, established in 2019, has already awarded thirteen grants, equating to over $4 million of funding disbursed. The program supports two-year projects led by either faculty or postdocs with annual budgets of up to $200,000. We have also just released information regarding the recently funded cohort of investigators. Funded projects include:

  • At Duke University, Dr. Clair Robbins will conduct postdoctoral research to develop a treatment protocol based on methods targeting emotional disorders.
  • At the University of Florida, Dr. Andres Keil will use multimodal imaging techniques to evaluate the interaction between auditory processing, emotion, and sensory perception in misophonia.
  • At University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Dr. Fatima Husain will study misophonia in the context of the audiological disorders such as tinnitus and hyperacusis.
  • At University of Mississippi, Dr. Laura Dixon will evaluate the physiological basis of misophonia symptomology.
  • At the University of Nevada Las Vegas, Dr. Erin Hannon will examine whether misophonia is linked to differences in high-level auditory processing.
  • At the University of Sussex, Dr. Jamie Ward will test the hypothesis that atypical sensory sensitivity may underlie misophonia and predispose some people to develop misophonia.

Key Dates:

We are requesting letters of intent by December 11, 2020 and full proposals will be due on March 12, 2021.

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