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Learning Disabilities Innovation Hubs (R24)
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This funding opportunity announcement (FOA) invites resource-related research project applications, hereafter referred to as the Learning Disabilities Research Hubs or LDR Hubs, addressing the etiology, manifestation, prevention and remediation of reading, writing or mathematics learning disabilities (LDs). The constitution of an LDR Hub includes a single research project and one or two corresponding core(s) that support the goals and aims of the LDR Hub. The FOA seeks to tackle under-researched topics and populations as well as topics that have been some of the most challenging in the area of learning disabilities impacting reading, writing, and mathematics. Applicants must focus one of two possible research foci to be responsive to this FOA: 1) research topics that include a primary focus on historically under-represented populations who are at-risk for or diagnosed with one or more learning disabilities impacting reading, writing, or mathematics; or 2) research topics considered nascent, understudied, or highly innovative and potentially high risk, involving one or more of these LDs, which may or may not be wholly focused on at-risk or understudied populations with LDs.  This FOA integrates research topics that are of relevance to four research programs at the NICHD: the Language, Bilingualism, and Biliteracy Program; the Early Learning and School Readiness Program; the Mathematics and Science Cognition and Learning: Development and Disorders Program; and the Reading, Writing, and Related Learning Disabilities Program.  Trans-disciplinary and crosscutting scientific topics are specifically invited through this funding opportunity announcement (FOA). In an effort to build research personnel resources, applicants are required to develop cogent plans for direct involvement and mentoring of early career researchers, defined as pre-doctoral or medical students, post-doctoral, and other investigators that have recently finished their pre-doctoral, medical, or post-doctoral training and are pursuing research careers.

Letter of Intent Deadline: 3/11/2012   Add To Calendar
Deadline: 4/11/2012   Add To Calendar
Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH)
Source Detail: The National Institutes of Health (NIH), a part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services External Web Site Policy , is the nation’s medical research agency—making important discoveries that improve health and save lives.

Thanks in large part to NIH-funded medical research, Americans today are living longer and healthier. Life expectancy in the United States has jumped from 47 years in 1900 to 78 years as reported in 2009, and disability in people over age 65 has dropped dramatically in the past 3 decades. In recent years, nationwide rates of new diagnoses and deaths from all cancers combined have fallen significantly.
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Date Posted: 1/27/2012 9:00:51 AM (Accession #105)