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Draft 2022–2027 NIDCD Strategic Plan

Public Comment Period
May 2 – May 31, 2022

The National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD) is pleased to present the draft themes and goals for our 2022-2027 NIDCD Strategic Plan for public comment. You can download the PDF file to review the draft themes and goals.

Review the draft themes and goals before providing your comments.

The NIDCD supports and conducts research and research training in the areas of hearing, balance, taste, smell, voice, speech, and language. The Strategic Plan serves as a guide for the NIDCD in prioritizing its research investment.

The NIDCD anticipates that the finalized plan will be published on the NIDCD website in Fall of 2022.

If you have comments on the draft plan themes and goals, please submit them to the NIDCD using the form below:

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Responses to this public comment period are voluntary. Proprietary, classified, confidential, or sensitive information should not be included in your response. View the NIDCD Privacy Policy. The government reserves the right to use any non-proprietary technical information in any resultant solicitation(s). Names and emails (when submitted) may be subject to release in response to requests made under the U.S. Freedom of Information Act. This public comment period is for information and planning purposes only and should not be construed as a solicitation or as an obligation on the part of the federal government or the National Institutes of Health (NIH). The NIH does not intend to award a grant or contract to pay for the preparation of any information submitted or for the NIH's use of such information. No basis for claims against the NIH shall arise as a result of a response to this request for information or the NIH's use of such information as part of the NIDCD Strategic Plan.