The NIDCD invites applications for Clinical Research Center Grants designed to advance the diagnosis, prevention, treatment, and amelioration of human communication disorders. For this announcement, “clinical research” is defined as research involving individuals with communication disorders or data/tissues from individuals with a communication disorder. Examples of such research include, but are not limited to, studies of the prevention, pathogenesis, pathophysiology, diagnosis, treatment, management, or epidemiology of a disease or disorder of hearing, balance, taste, smell, voice, speech, or language. Applications may propose a clinical trial but are not required to (optional).
This announcement targets applicant institutions with demonstrated ability to conduct clinical research in human communication disorders. The P50 grant supports a research program in which an interdisciplinary team of investigators works in a clearly defined central theme of mutual scientific interest. This mechanism facilitates economy of effort, space, and equipment, and accelerates the acquisition of knowledge by stimulating cooperation among clinical investigators whose projects are directed toward a common goal.