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Clinical Research Center Grant [P50]

The NIDCD invites applications for Clinical Research Center Grants (P50 grants) designed to advance the diagnosis, prevention, treatment, and amelioration of human communication disorders. The NIDCD believes that most research within its mission areas can be best accomplished via the investigator-initiated individual research grant (R01, R21, R03, R15) and the research core center grant (P30) mechanisms.

There are special circumstances in clinical research, however, that warrant use of the P50 mechanism to support clinical research. 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, smell, taste, voice, speech, or language.

The new P50 guidelines have been published in the NIH Guide. The first submission date for new, resubmission, and renewal applications is February 22, 2013.

For further information, please see this list of NIDCD staff contacts.