NOT-DC-20-007: Improving Outcomes for Disorders of Human Communication
Notice of Special Interest (NOSI) issued by the National Institute on Deafness and Other
Communication Disorders (NIDCD) (see: https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/notice-files/NOT-
This NOSI seeks to encourage effectiveness and health services research for improved outcomes in
the prevention and treatment of disorders of hearing, balance, smell, taste, voice, speech, and
NIDCD effectiveness research seeks to measure, evaluate, and/or improve patient-centered outcomes
following intervention for communication disorders. Effectiveness research seeks to determine to
what degree an intervention works in patients/populations in general, real-world settings, such as
in diverse populations and diverse provider and clinical practice settings.
Health Services Research examines the impact of the organization, financing, and management of
health care services on the delivery, quality, cost, access to and outcomes of such services,
including demographic, social, economic, and health system factors as they relate to providing
preventive, screening, diagnostic, treatment and rehabilitative services and patient outcomes of
care. Research may focus on any/all of the different factors that impact access, utilization, and
quality as related to outcomes of health care services.
Applicants are encouraged to create collaborative teams which may include clinical experts not only
in the traditional NIDCD mission areas, but also in other medical specialties and health care
professions as well as experts in sociology, health services, health outcomes, economics,
biostatistics, public health, health care financing and organization, survey research,
psychometrics, epidemiology, and evaluation.
This notice applies to due dates on or after June 16, 2020 and subsequent receipt dates through
January 10 2022. Submit applications for this initiative using one of the following funding
opportunity announcements (FOAs) or any reissues of these announcement through the expiration date
of this notice: PA-18-334, PA-20-185, PA-20-184, PA-20-195, PA-20-194, PAR-18-340, PA-19-272,
PA-19-270, PA-19-273, PA-19-271.
For funding consideration, applicants must include “NOT-DC-20-007” (without quotation marks) in the
Agency Routing Identifier field (box 4B) of the SF424 R&R form. Applications without this
information in box 4B will not be considered for this initiative. For due dates after May 25, 2020,
applicants must use "FORMS-F".
Kelly King, Au.D, Ph.D. NIDCD/Division of Scientific Programs Telephone: 301-402-3458