This RFA invites applications to develop new knowledge about the etiologies, developmental courses, and response to instruction characteristics of children, adolescents, and adults with learning disabilities (LDs). The RFA specifically encourages research on the development and validation of classification systems and definitions for LDs affecting oral language abilities related to reading and writing, basic reading skills, reading fluency, reading comprehension, and written expression. Within this context, the RFA encourages research to determine the conditions under which well-defined educational methods, strategies, and approaches prevent and/or remediate LDs in these domains. Studies designed to elucidate neurobiological and genetic factors related to LDs are also encouraged.
Approximately $6.2 million dollars in total costs (Direct costs plus Facilities and Administrative costs) may be awarded in support of this solicitation.
Four to five new and/or competing continuation grants are anticipated.
This RFA will use the NIH Specialized Center Grant (P50) award mechanism.
The P50 supports both research projects and at least one core resource that supports services used by the projects. Synergy among the component research projects is required.
Eligible organizations include:
For-profit or non-profit organizations
Public or private institutions, such as universities, colleges, hospitals, and laboratories
Units of State and local governments
Eligible agencies of the Federal government
Faith-based or community-based organizations
Eligible principal investigators include any individual with the skills, knowledge, and resources necessary to carry out the proposed research. Individuals meeting these characteristics are invited to work with his/her institution to develop an application for support. Individuals from underrepresented racial and ethnic groups as well as individuals with disabilities are always encouraged to apply for NIH programs.
Each applicant may submit only one application.
General application instructions are available at http://grants.nih.gov/grants/funding/phs398/phs398.html.
Application instructions and materials specific to the P50 grant mechanism are available at http://www.nichd.nih.gov/funding/dsr_p50_guide.htm.
Who can apply:
City Or Township Governments
Federally Recognized Indian Tribal Governments
Independent School Districts
Native American Organization
Non-Government - General
Nonprofits Having A 501(C)(3) Status With The IRS, Other Than Institutions Of Higher Education
Nonprofits That Do Not Have A 501(C)(3) Status With The IRS, Other Than Institutions Of Higher Education
Other Private Institution/Organization
Private Institutions Of Higher Education
Private Nonprofit Institution/Organization (Includes Institutions Of Higher Education, Hospitals)
Public And State Controlled Institutions Of Higher Education
Public Housing Authorities/Indian Housing Authorities
Quasi-Public Nonprofit Institution/Organization
Small Business (Less Than 500 Employees
Special District Governments
State (Includes District Of Columbia; Includes Institutions Of Higher Education And Hospitals)
U.S. Territories And Possessions (Includes Institutions Of Higher Education, Hospitals)
Eligible functional categories:
National Institute of Child Health and Human Development Extramural Research
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