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									NIH 101: What You Need to Know!
    Lana Shekim, PhD, NIDCD
      ASHA LfS ’08 Conference




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              Outline
• NIDCD Mission in Research on
  Human Communication
• Brief Orientation to NIH
  Research Project Grant
  Programs (R03, R21, R01)
• The People Behind Them
  (Program, Review, Grants
  Management)
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           NIDCD
• The National Institute on
  Deafness and Other
  Communication Disorders, one of
  27 Institutes and Centers (ICs) of
  the National Institutes of Health
  (NIH)
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         Mission of NIDCD

• Reduce the burden of communication
  disorders thru conducting & supporting
  research & research training in:
   -Hearing         -Balance
   -Smell           -Taste
   -Voice           -Speech
   -Language
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    Funding Research in CSD

• The NIDCD: the major source of funding of
  communication sciences & disorders
  (CSD) within the federal government
• Some other NIH ICs that fund CSD:
  – NICHD, NINDS, NIA, NIMH, NIDCR, NCI



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            Voice Program

•   Laryngeal Tissue Engineering
•   Voice therapy
•   Spasmodic Dysphonia
•   Swallowing
•   Cleft palate

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            Speech Program
•   Speech sound production
•   Speech perception
•   Speech of the deaf and hearing impaired
•   Neurogenic speech disorders
•   Stuttering
•   AAC


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          Language Program
•   Language disorders in children
•   Specific Language Impairment (SLI)
•   Language and Deafness
•   Phonology
•   Adult Aphasia


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            Hearing Program
• Auditory system structure, function, dysfunction
  & development
• Hearing Loss
• Otitis Media
• Tinnitus
• Cochlear implants
• Hearing aids
• Balance & vestibular function

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      Some Common Acronyms
• FOA:       Funding opportunity announcement
• RFA:       Request for application
• PA:        Program announcement
• PAR:       Program announcement with a special
  receipt, referral and/or review
• PAS:       Program announcement with set aside
  funds
• Glossary & acronym list
    – http://grants.nih.gov/grants/glossary.htm


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      Funding Mechanisms/Activity
                Codes
• A three-digit code assigned by the National Institutes of Health (NIH)
  to identify funding mechanisms (e.g. F32, K12, P01, R01, T32, etc.).
  General categories include:
• F -- fellowships
• K -- career development awards
• N -- research contracts
• P -- program project and research center grants
• R -- research project grants
• S -- research-related programs
• T -- training grants
• U -- cooperative agreements
• Y -- interagency agreements




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      Funding Mechanisms
• There is something for everyone
  –Predoctoral & postdoctoral
   fellowships
  –Junior investigator
  –More experienced investigators
  –Career development
  –Clinical trials
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     R03 Small Research Grant
            Program
• To provide support specifically limited in
  time and amount
• Multiple announcements at NIH
• NIH parent announcement
• $50k per year up to 2 years
  – http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-
    06-180.html


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CSD relevant participants in Parent
           R03 FOA
 National Institute on Aging (NIA)
 (http://www.nia.nih.gov/)

 National Institute of Child Health and Human
 Development (NICHD) (http://www.nichd.nih.gov/)

 National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)
 (http://www.nimh.nih.gov/)

 National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke
 (NINDS) (http://www.ninds.nih.gov/)


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            NIDCD R03
• Only for individuals beginning their
  research career and within 7 years
  from terminal degree
• Supports preliminary short-term
  projects designed to launch a more
  expansive research program (K
  award or R01)
• Not renewable
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        NIDCD R03 (cont)
• Provides up to $100K per year for up
  to three years to conduct feasibility
  studies
• Provides a testing ground for the
  challenging task of writing a
  competitive R01 application


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 Different from Parent NIH R03
               FOA
• Remember! Follow instructions of the desired
  FOA
• Three special receipt dates
• Next receipt date for NIDCD is June 27, 08
• NIDCD R03 is reviewed: SRB/NIDCD

  – http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-07-
    287.html


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  NIH Exploratory/Developmental
  Research Grant Program R21
• Include the unique and innovative use of
  an existing methodology to explore a new
  scientific area
• Assess the feasibility of a novel area of
  investigation or a new experimental
  system that has the potential to enhance
  health-related research


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  NIH Exploratory/Developmental
  Research Grant Program R21
• May involve considerable risk but may
  lead to a breakthrough in a particular area,
  or to the development of novel techniques,
  agents, methodologies, models, or
  applications that could have a major
  impact on a field of biomedical, behavioral,
  or clinical research
• Preliminary data are not required but may
  be included if available
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   NIH Exploratory/Developmental
   Research Grant Program R21

• Open to both senior and junior investigators
• May not exceed 2 years, limited to $275k in DC
  and no more than $200k in 1 year
• Not renewable
• Reviewed at CSR, standard receipt dates, next
  is June 16th, 2008
• http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-06-
  181.html


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       Research Project R01

• Supports discrete, specified, circumscribed
  project in PI’s area of interest
• Mainstay of NIH research support for new &
  established investigators
• Modules of $25K up to $250k in Direct Costs
  (DC) per year for 3,4 or (usually) 5 years
• Budgets over $250k should be detailed


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                    R01
• Needs pilot data and a publication
  record
• 25 page research plan
• http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-
  files/PA-07-070.html




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                   R15
• Academic Research Enhancement Award
  (AREA)
• Designed to support small scale research
  projects conducted by faculty in primarily
  baccalaureate-degree granting domestic
  institutions
• http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-
  files/PA-06-042.html
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      Conference Grant R13


• Designed to support national or
  international meetings, conferences
  and workshops
• http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-
  files/PA-06-041.html


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                  SBIR
• a set-aside program (2.5% of an agency's
  extramural budget)
• for domestic small business concerns
• to engage in Research/Research and
  Development (R/R&D)
• that has the potential for
  commercialization.

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        For NIDCD Support
• http://www.nidcd.nih.gov/funding/foa/
  – NIDCD-Issued
  – All NIDCD-issued announcements
  – RFAs only
  – PAs only
  – PARs only
  – NIDCD-Participating
  – All NIDCD-participating announcements
  – RFAs only
  – PAs only
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  – PARs only
Research supplement to promote
diversity in health related research
• This program was established to improve
  the diversity of the research workforce by
  supporting and recruiting students,
  postdoctorates, and eligible investigators
  from groups that have been shown to be
  underrepresented
• Applications can be received anytime
• http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-
  files/PA-05-015.html
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Supplement to promote reentry into
biomedical and behavioral research
• Supports fully trained individuals to reenter
  an active research career after taking time
  to care for children, parents or other family
  responsibilities
• Can be fulltime or part time
• http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-
  files/PA-04-126.html


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          NIH Roadmap

To identify major opportunities and gaps in
biomedical research that no single institute
at NIH could tackle alone but that the
agency as a whole must address, to make
the biggest impact on the progress of
medical research.


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             NIH RM


• For more information on the NIH
  Roadmap explore
  www.nihroadmap.nih.gov



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      NIH Blueprint for NSC
• A framework to enhance cooperative
  activities among fourteen NIH Institutes
  and Centers that support research on the
  nervous system.
• The ultimate goal of the Blueprint is to
  accelerate neuroscience research to
  reduce the burden of nervous system
  disorders.
• http://neuroscienceblueprint.nih.gov/
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                To get started
• Explore the NIH websites e.g.
• http://grants.nih.gov/grants/oer.htm
• www.nidcd.nih.gov
• E-mail the designated Program Director
  for your scientific interest
• Subscribe to the NIH Guide
    – http://grants1.nih.gov/grants/guide/listserv.htm


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Your Friends @ NIH /Extramural
              Staff
                Program




     Grants
                          Review
   Management


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        Program Official/PO
• PO: The NIH official responsible for the
  programmatic, scientific, and/or technical
  aspects of a grant; assists you through the
  process
• Contact the PO early to discuss your goals
  and get advise
• Do your homework before you contact the
  PO; maximize everyone’s efficiency
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   Scientific Review Officer/SRO
               (SRA)
• SRO: A Federal scientist who presides
  over a scientific review group and is
  responsible for coordinating and reporting
  the review of each application assigned to
  it. The SRO serves as an intermediary
  between the applicant and reviewers and
  prepares summary statements for all
  applications reviewed.

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        Contact with SROs
• Don’t be shy about communicating with
  the SRO
• Make requests, recommendations for
  areas of required expertise for informed
  and fair review of your application
• Review the roster when posted on website
• Alert SRA of any potential conflicts

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   Grants Management Officer
• An NIH official responsible for the business
  management aspects of grants and cooperative
  agreements, including review, negotiation,
  award, and administration, and for the
  interpretation of grants administration policies
  and provisions. Only GMOs are authorized to
  obligate NIH to the expenditure of funds and
  permit changes to approved projects on behalf
  of NIH. Each NIH Institute and Center awarding
  grants has one or more GMOs with responsibility
  for particular programs or awards
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   Grants Management Specialist
             (GMS)
• A NIH staff member who oversees the business
  and other non-programmatic aspects of one or
  more grants and/or cooperative agreements.
  These activities include, but are not limited to,
  evaluating grant applications for administrative
  content and compliance with statutes,
  regulations, and guidelines; negotiating grants;
  providing consultation and technical assistance
  to grantees; and administering grants after
  award.
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                GMO/GMS
• The person who signs the Notice of Award
  (NoA) previously known as Notice of Grant
  Award (NGA)

• Grants Process at a glance
  – http://grants.nih.gov/grants/grants_process.ht
    m#process


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            VSL Contacts
• Language Program
  – Judith Cooper, Ph.D.
  – cooperj@nidcd.nih.gov




• Voice & Speech Programs
  – Lana Shekim, Ph.D.
  – shekiml@nidcd.nih.gov
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   Hearing Program Contacts
Amy Donahue, Ph.D.
  donahuea@nidcd.nih.gov
Nancy Freeman, Ph.D.
  freemann@nidcd.nih.gov
Bracie Watson, Ph.D.
  watsonb@nidcd.nih.gov


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     Other Program Contacts
• Christopher Platt, Ph.D.
  – Balance & Vestibular Program
  – plattc@nicdd.nih.gov
• Roger Miller, Ph.D.
  – Neural Prosthesis Program
  – millerr@nidcd.nih.gov


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   NIDCD Program Contacts
• Barry Davis, Ph.D.
  – Smell & Taste Programs
  – davisb@nidcd.nih.gov
• Daniel Sklare, Ph.D.
  – Research Training & Career
    Development
  – sklared@nidcd.nih.gov

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         Top 10 errors

1. Lack of an original idea
2. Diffuse, unfocused, or
 superficial research plan
3. Lack of knowledge of
 published relevant work
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        Top 10 errors (cont)
4. Lack of experience in essential
  methodology
5. Uncertainty concerning future
  directions
6. Questionable reasoning in
  experimental approach
7. Absence of acceptable scientific
  rationale
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        Top 10 errors (cont)

8. Unrealistically large amount of work
9. Lack of sufficient experimental detail
10. Uncritical approach




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Go for it
& good luck!
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