New Clinical Trial Grant Funding Announcements
Two clinical trial funding announcements issued in March 2012 use a new, cooperative agreement mechanism (U01 and U34) that allows NIDCD program officer Gordon Hughes, M.D., to serve as a project collaborator before and after an application is submitted. These new grant mechanisms combine extra scientific and programmatic involvement, including technical assistance, advice, coordination, and support above and beyond the levels required normally for program stewardship of grants. The grants, NIDCD Phase I/II/III Clinical Trials in Communication Disorders (U01) and NIDCD Planning Grant for Phase III Clinical Trials in Communication Disorders (U34), have rolling application dates: June 4, 2012; October 4, 2012; February 4, 2013; June 4, 2013; October 4, 2013; February 4, 2014; June 4, 2014; October 3, 2014; and February 4, 2015, by 5:00 p.m. local time of applicant organization. For more information, see PAR-12-123 and PAR-12-124.