National Institutes of Health

NIH: Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Research Centers 2014 (U54)

Program Summary

The purpose of this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is to seek applications for the Eunice Kennedy ShriverIntellectual and Developmental Disabilities Research Centers (IDDRCs). This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) invites applications for research center cooperative agreements designed to advance the diagnosis, prevention, treatment, and amelioration of intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD). This FOA seeks applications from institutions that meet the qualifications for a multi-disciplinary program of IDD research that will include: 1) Cores that facilitate interdisciplinary and translational research in IDD, and support IDD-related projects funded by other sources; and 2) at least one specific research project related to one of five focus themes identified as an area of research need in IDD. Funds for the majority of research projects using these core facilities come from independent sources including Federal, State, and private organizations. 


Only one application per institution is allowed.

Award Information

Cooperative Agreement. NICHD intends to commit a total of $5.2 million in FY 2015 to fund up to 4 awards. Support for the entire IDDRC should not exceed $1.3 million in total costs per year. The scope of the proposed project should determine the project period. The maximum project period is 5 years.

Please contact Angie Robertson ( / 353-3619), in the Carver College of Medicine, if you are interested in participating in this opportunity. 

Date Due to DSP or UIF04/29/2014
Date Due to Sponsor05/06/2014
Required LOI Due DateN/A
Non-Required LOI Due Date04/06/2014
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