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NIDCD is working with All of Us Research Program to advance precision medicine

All of Us to award up to $2 million in FY22 to support projects funded by NIH partners

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The National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD) is one of 29 institutes, centers, and offices from across the National Institutes of Health that is working to support research that uses the All of Us Researcher Workbench. Current NIDCD awardees with eligible active projects may submit applications to be considered for supplemental funding available through this Notice of Special Interest.

Applications must make direct use of the rich data that are available through the cloud-based All of Us Researcher Workbench. The integrated dataset includes nearly 100,000 whole genome sequences, survey responses from nearly 330,000 participants, and information from 214,000 electronic health records, alongside physical measurements and wearable device data. About 80% of the data in the Researcher Workbench is contributed by participants who represent communities that are historically underrepresented in research, including people from racial and ethnic minority groups, people from sexual and gender minority groups, and residents of rural areas.

The NIDCD is interested in those administrative supplement applications that address mission- specific sensory and communication disorders. The application must be related to the NIDCD’s specific programs of hearing, balance, taste, smell, voice, speech, and language. NIDCD mission-specific projects that propose research on COVID-19 exposure, treatment, and post-acute sequelae of SARS CoV-2 (long COVID) may also be proposed.

All of Us intends to commit up to $2,000,000 in Fiscal Year (FY) 22 to fund up to 20 awards, subject to availability of funds and the quality of the applications. Applications will be accepted until July 5, 2022. For more information, including details on responding to this opportunity, contact Bracie Watson, Ph.D., NIDCD program officer.

All of Us is a registered service mark of the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services (HHS).

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