Notice of Intent to Publish a Funding Opportunity Announcement for NIDCD Community-Wide Scientific Resources Limited Competition  (R24)

Notice Number:  NOT-DC-11-003

Key Dates

Release Date:  January 5, 2011  

Issued by

National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD)


The National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders intends to promote a new limited competition initiative by publishing a Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) to encourage applications for research on community-wide scientific resources. This FOA is limited to resources previously or actively funded in response to RFA-DC-07-002 NIDCD R21/R33 Phased Infrastructure Grant for Patient-Oriented Research, which are important to the NIDCD mission but cannot be renewed because the initiative has expired. This FOA is not intended to support applications for new resources, nor applications previously or currently funded by other announcements.  A resource is a non-hypothesis-driven activity to provide data, materials, tools, or services that are essential to making the most timely, high quality and cost-efficient progress in a field.  Additionally, a resource should be available to all investigators for clear purposes that are known.  NIDCD will consider full or partial funding for existing resources that are central to its mission, and not yet self-sustaining or commercializable.  A resource must show great potential for having high value to a community of researchers that the institute supports with its granting programs.  This funding opportunity announcement is not intended for high-cost (e.g. $100,000) multi-user instrumentation (e.g., gene sequencers, electron microscopes) of the sort available through applications to the NIH National Center for Research Resources (NCRR).

This Notice is being provided to allow potential applicants sufficient time to develop meaningful collaborations and responsive projects. 

The FOA is expected to be published in winter 2011 with an expected receipt date in spring 2011.

This FOA will utilize the R24 activity code. Details of the planned Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) are provided below.

Research Initiative Details

In addition to the Purpose described above, a resource should be of the highest technical quality and very broadly accessible to the relevant community.   In order to maximize its overall impact, it should:

In addition, a resource must have a plan in place for both short-term and long-term evaluation of the activity.



Please direct all inquiries to:

Gordon B. Hughes, M.D.
Program Director, Clinical Trials
Division of Scientific Programs
National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders, NIH
6120 Executive Blvd., EPS-400C MSC 7180
Bethesda, MD 20892-7180
Phone (301) 435-4085
Fax     (301) 402-6251

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