NIDCD Short-Term Enhancement Award for Research Careers in Language and Autism (K18)

Department of Health and Human Services
National Institutes of Health (NIH)
National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD/NIH),

Title:  NIDCD Short-Term Enhancement Award for Research Careers in Language and Autism (K18)
Request For Applications (RFA) Number: RFA-DC-07-003
Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance Number(s) 93.173


Key Dates
Release Date: December 22, 2005
Letters of Intent Receipt Date(s): April 24, 2006
Application Receipt Dates(s): May 24, 2006

Executive Summary
  • This program will provide a short-term mentored career development and enhancement training experience in patient-oriented research of six months, typically over a sabbatical year or apportioned over two successive three-month summer periods, to established investigators in language/communication disorders research or autism research to acquire new research capabilities within the sister research domain for which support is being provided.  The desired outcome is to facilitate research collaborations focusing on the intersection of these two research domains that will lead to new research programs competitive for NIH funding.
  • The estimated annual funds (total costs) available for the program is expected to be approximately $300,000.  The actual amount may vary depending on the response to the RFA and the availability of funds.  The total project period for an application submitted in response to this RFA is up to two years. 
  • Up to four new awards are anticipated.
  • This program uses the K18 award mechanism.
  • Eligible organizations include domestic for-profit or non-profit institutions/organizations, or public or private institutions, such as universities, colleges, hospitals and laboratories.  Foreign institutions are not eligible to apply.
  • Eligible principal investigators include doctoral-level investigators in language/communication disorders research or in autism research holding the rank of Associate Professor or Professor, or the equivalent in nonacademic settings, with evidence or documentation of research grant funding in one of the two areas.
  • Each applicant may submit only one application per review round.

Last Edited: 01/09/06 03:56 PM by Evette Mezger