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
- Notice of Intent to Publish a FOA for NIDCD National Human Ear Resource Network
A new FOA is under development to support a network of laboratories providing human temporal bone resources for the basic and clinical research communities. Contact: Amy Poremba, Ph.D.
- Initiatives to Implement the NIH Strategic Plan for Data Science
NIDCD is participating in these four new initiatives that offer support to NIDCD PIs seeking to modernize the biomedical research data ecosystem. Due dates and contact information: see individual announcements.
- Notice of Special Interest (NOSI): Administrative Supplements for Advancing the Ethical Development and Use of AI/ML in Biomedical and Behavioral Sciences
- Notice of Special Interest (NOSI): Administrative Supplements to Support Collaborations to Improve the AI/ML-Readiness of NIH-Supported Data
- Notice of Special Interest (NOSI): Administrative Supplements to Support Enhancement of Software Tools for Open Science
- Notice of Special Interest (NOSI): Support for Existing Data Repositories to Align with FAIR and TRUST Principles and Evaluate Usage, Utility, and Impact
- The NIH BRAIN Initiative Program
BRAIN Initiative funding opportunity announcements. Contact: Merav Sabri, Ph.D.
- Notice of Special Interest (NOSI): Administrative Supplements to Recognize Excellence in Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Accessibility (DEIA) Mentorship
Application due date: April 7, 2022. Supplements for outstanding mentors committed to enhancing diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility in the biomedical sciences. Contact: Program officer of parent award.
- Administrative Supplement for Research and Capacity Building Efforts Related to Bioethical Issues
Application due date: March 17, 2022. Encourages applications that address intersections between bioethics and biomedical research with relevance to basic or clinical research. Contact: Merav Sabri, Ph.D.
- Cryoelectron Microscopy Program
Two helpful resources if interested in or using CryoEM. Contact: Nancy Freeman, Ph.D.
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The Brain Research Through Advancing Innovative Neurotechnologies® (BRAIN) Initiative is aimed at revolutionizing our understanding of the human brain.