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Review/Selection Process and Contact Info

Following an administrative review for completeness, overall eligibility and relevance to the NIDCD mission, the staff of the Institute’s Division of Scientific Programs will review a request for an administrative research supplement to determine its overall merit, with input from an appropriate scientific peer review group. The following review criteria will be used:

  • The qualifications and commitment of the candidate to developing an independent research career trajectory as a physician-scientist in human communication, including career goals, prior research training, and research potential;
  • The plan for the proposed research experiences in the supplemental request and their relationship to the parent grant;
  • Suitability of the proposed research and career development experiences in the two-year period to enhance the research potential, knowledge, and/or skills of the candidate to develop an independent research career trajectory;
  • Evidence that appropriate mentorship will be provided and of “goodness-of-fit” between the sponsoring PI(s) and the candidate; and
  • Quality and appropriateness of institutional resources and facilities and institutional commitment to developing the candidate’s independent research career trajectory.

There are two submission dates for this administrative supplement program, May 1, 2008 and November 1, 2008.  Applicants will be notified of the funding decision of an application within twelve weeks of its receipt.

Before submitting an application for an administrative research supplement, prospective PI and PD applicants and their candidates are required to contact Dr. Daniel Sklare, the NIDCD program official responsible for extramural research training and career development (telephone: 301-496-1804; email: to discuss their application.  Inquiries about fiscal matters may be directed to Mr. Christopher Myers, Chief the NIDCD Grants Management Branch (telephone: 301-402-0909; email:  Application materials should be submitted to Dr. Sklare at the address noted below.

Daniel A. Sklare, Ph.D.                                  
Research Training Officer
Division of Scientific Programs
National Institute on Deafness and
   Other Communication Disorders
Executive Plaza So., Rm. 400C
6120 Executive Blvd, MSC-7180
Bethesda, MD 20892-7180 (for regular mail)
Rockville, MD 20852 (for express/courier mail)

September 2008

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