Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Research Centers 2013 (U54)

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The Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD) invites applications for the Eunice Kennedy Shriver Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Research Centers (IDDRCs). This FOA seeks applications for research center cooperative agreements designed to advance the diagnosis, prevention, treatment, and amelioration of intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD). Applications will be accepted from institutions that meet the qualifications for a multi-disciplinary program of IDD research that will include:

  • Cores that facilitate interdisciplinary and translational research in IDD, and support IDD-related projects funded by other sources; and
  • 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.

This is a limited submission opportunity; the University may submit only one (1) application.

Faculty at the River Campus should submit a letter of intent with a brief statement of the proposed project and an approximate budget to the Deans via Debra Haring ( or Cindy Gary (

Faculty at the Medical Center must submit a letter of intent with a brief statement of the proposed project and an approximant budget to Dean Puzas via Catherine Muzytchuk (, using the phrase “Intellectual & Developmental Disabilities” in the subject field.

The deadline for submissions to the Deans is February 4, 2013. The Deans will forward their ranked nominations to Associate Provost Jason Adsit by February 15, 2013. A final decision regarding the nomination that will go forward to the NIH will be announced by February 22, 2013.

The optional Letter of Intent is due March 9, 2013. Full proposals are due April 9, 2013. It is important to remember that ORPA must receive electronic proposals five (5) business days prior to the sponsor’s deadline, along with a completed and signed University sign-off form.

The complete program solicitation can be found here


NIH Funding Acknowledgement ** Important ** All publications resulting from the utilization of CTSI resources are required to credit the CTSI grant by including the NIH FUNDING ACKNOWLEDGEMENT and must comply with the NIH Public Access Policy.