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Published on AidPage by IDILOGIC on Jun 24, 2005
Administered by:

Department of Health and Human Services, National Institutes of Health, National Institutes of Health
(see all US Federal Agencies)

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  • Original Grant - Mar 29, 2004
Applications Due:

July 22, 2004 and March 16, 2005

total funding: Not Available
max award: none
min award: none
cost sharing, matching: No
number of awards: Not Available
type of funding: Grant

The National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders
(NIDCD) seeks investigator-initiated applications for research project
grant awards (R01) or Exploratory/Developmental research grant awards
(R21) to advance the design of speech processors for cochlear implants.
The goal of this RFA is to support the development of innovation and
enhancements for cochlear implants that will increase the level of
patient performance.

The proposed research may involve conceptualization, design,
fabrication, and/or testing of algorithms for evoking neural activity
with cochlear implants. Applications responsive to this RFA will seek
improvements in patient benefit under adverse conditions, such as
background noise, unfavorable states of neural survival, long-term
deafness, prelingual deafness, etc. Applications should contain clearly
formulated plans leading to improvements in patient performance, which
has traditionally been quantified by speech recognition tasks.
Applicants may propose the development of hardware or software that can
be widely used by biomedical or clinical researchers studying patients
already implanted with commercially-available devices. Applicants may
also propose novel, unproven approaches for implant function which
promise patient performance beyond the capabilities of devices
currently available.

Applications received in response to this RFA may employ either the R21
or the R01 mechanism. The R21 is designed to support the early and
conceptual stages for innovative approaches that lack proof-of-
principle. Investigators with substantial preliminary data and
utilizing a more incremental approach to the problem should seek an

Who can apply:

Anyone/General Public
City Or Township Governments
County Governments
Federally Recognized Indian Tribal Governments
Independent School Districts
Minority Group
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)
Profit Organization
Public And State Controlled Institutions Of Higher Education
Public Housing Authorities/Indian Housing Authorities
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:
Funding Sources:

Research Related to Deafness and Communication Disorders

More Information:


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Address Info:

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