The NIDCD is the nation’s leading funder of biomedical and behavioral research and research training in hearing, balance, taste, smell, voice, speech, and language. The institute also supports research and research training related to disease prevention and health promotion; addresses biomedical and behavioral issues associated with deafness and other communication disorders; and supports work on devices that substitute for or improve function for individuals with deafness or other communication disorders. Through our extramural research program, approximately 81 percent of our research budget supports scientists and laboratories at universities, hospitals, and other organizations nationwide and around the world.
Featured NIDCD Funding Opportunities and Notices
- NIDCD Research Opportunities for New Investigators to Promote Workforce Diversity (R01 -Clinical Trial Optional)
New program to support Early Stage and New Investigators from diverse backgrounds, including those from groups underrepresented in the health-related sciences. First receipt date: August 5, 2022. Contact: Kelly King, Au.D., Ph.D.
- NIDCD Early Career Research (ECR) Award (R21 - Clinical Trial Optional)
Supports both basic and clinical research from scientists who are beginning to establish an independent research career and facilitates obtaining sufficient preliminary data for a subsequent R01 application. Contact: Bracie Watson, Ph.D.
- SBIR/STTR Commercialization Readiness Pilot (CRP) Program Technical Assistance and Late Stage Development
Facilitate the transition of previously or currently funded SBIR and STTR Phase II and Phase IIB projects to the commercialization stage by providing additional support. Contact: Roger Miller, Ph.D.
- The NIH BRAIN Initiative Program
BRAIN Initiative funding opportunity announcements. Contact: Merav Sabri, Ph.D.
- Dissemination and Implementation Research in Health
Initiatives to support studies that will identify, develop, and/or test strategies for overcoming barriers to the adoption, adaptation, integration, scale-up, and sustainability of evidence-based interventions, practices, programs, tools, treatments, guidelines, and policies. Contact: Lana Shekim, Ph.D.
Descriptions of our scientific program areas, workshops, and grants management and administration.
Explanation of award mechanisms.
Application procedures, guidelines, frequently asked questions, policies, deadlines, and more.
Fellowship and mentorship opportunities.
Diversity-focused funding opportunities.
The Brain Research Through Advancing Innovative Neurotechnologies® (BRAIN) Initiative is aimed at revolutionizing our understanding of the human brain.