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
- Change to NIDCD Administrative Reduction Guidance for Modular R01 Awards
New in FY22: NIDCD will not reduce the recommended budgets for grant applications with modular budgets. Contact: Christopher Myers
- MOSAIC Postdoctoral Career Transition Award to Promote Diversity (K99/R00)
NIDCD participates in the Maximizing Opportunities for Scientific and Academic Independent Careers (MOSAIC) program to support diverse postdocs in developing their independent research skills. Contact: Alberto Rivera-Rentas, Ph.D.
- NIDCD Research Grants for Translating Basic Research into Clinical Tools (R01 Clinical Trial Optional)
Next submission date: October 20, 2021. Encourages applications that translate basic research findings into clinical tools that impact the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of communication disorders. Contact: Roger Miller, Ph.D.
- Social, Behavioral, and Economic Impact of COVID-19 in Underserved and Vulnerable Populations (NOSI)
Encourages applications that focus on COVID-19 health-related outcomes or behaviors with particular emphasis on populations who experience health disparities and on vulnerable populations. Contact: Kelly King, Au.D., Ph.D.
- Loan Repayment Program
Submission deadline: now November 18, 2021. NIDCD participates in the clinical research, pediatric research, health disparities research, and REACH loan repayment programs. Contact: Alberto Rivera-Rentas, Ph.D.
- Stephen I. Katz Early Stage Investigator Research Project Grant (R01)
A recent R01 opportunity for beginning researchers embarking on a new line of research. Contact: Amy Poremba, Ph.D.
- NRSA Postdoctoral Fellowship Applications from Individuals from Diverse Backgrounds, Including Under-Represented Minorities (F32)
A new effort to increase the diversity of the NIH biomedical workforce. Contact: Alberto Rivera-Rentas, Ph.D.
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