Notice of Intent to Reissue a Request for Applications for Research on Hearing Health Care (R21/R33)

Notice Number: NOT-DC-11-005

Key Dates

Release Date: April 19, 2011

Issued by

National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD)


The National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD) intends to reissue RFA-DC-10-002 to encourage research and increase infrastructure support leading to accessible and affordable HHC. The FOA will solicit applications responsive to the NIDCD research working group on accessible and affordable hearing health care for adults with mild to moderate hearing loss ( The overarching emphasis of the FOA will be on the acquisition of knowledge that can be rapidly translated into new or enhanced approaches for access, assessment or interventions with a goal to delivering better HHC outcomes. Applications should seek quality approaches that are effective, affordable and deliverable to those who need them as well as implementable and sustainable in settings beyond the research environment.

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 summer 2011 with an expected receipt date in early fall, 2011.

This FOA will utilize the R21/R33 activity code. Details of the planned Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) are provided below.

Research Initiative Details

The FOA will encourage innovative milestone driven research applications in the area of HHC, a new area of research focus for NIDCD and the current research community. Because there are a limited number of active researchers focusing on HHC, the initiative provides the opportunity for new research collaborations and partnerships, as well as expansions of existing partnerships, among individuals from the varied scientific disciplines with an interest in hearing health care (audiologists, otolaryngologists, health services researchers, industry, professional and consumer organizations, etc.).

The Exploratory/Developmental Phased Innovation (R21/R33) award allows applicants to attain preliminary data or conduct early-stage start up activities before moving to a full scale project, thus allowing for phased research projects with a stepped approach for implementation (milestone driven research).



Please direct all inquiries to:

Amy M. Donahue, Ph.D.
6120 Executive Blvd, EPS 400C MSC 2180
Bethesda, MD 20892-7180
Telephone: (301)402-3458
Fax: (301) 402-6251