Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Research Centers 2020 (P50 Clinical Trial Optional)

Funding Agency:
National Institutes of Health

The purpose of this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is to seek applications for the Eunice Kennedy Shriver Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Research Centers (IDDRCs). This FOA invites applications for research center grants designed to advance the diagnosis, prevention, treatment, and amelioration of intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD). This FOA seeks applications from institutions that meet the qualifications for a multi-disciplinary program of IDD research that will include: 1) Cores that facilitate interdisciplinary and translational research in IDD and its dissemination, and that support IDD-related projects funded by other sources; and 2) at least one specific research project related to one of several focus themes identified as an area of research need in IDD. Funds for the majority of outside research projects using these core facilities come from independent sources including Federal, State, and private organizations.   


  • Letter of Intent Due Date(s): 30 days prior to the application due date​
  • Application Due Date(s): January 15, 2020

RFA-HD-20-016 Expiration Date January 16, 2020   

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Eligibility Requirements

The PD(s)/PI(s) (known as the IDDRC Center Director) should be a scientist or science administrator who can provide effective scientific and administrative leadership. The PD(s)/PI(s) of the IDDRC should be a recognized scientific leader(s) experienced in the field of IDD research and must be able to coordinate, integrate, and provide guidance in the establishment of research programs. The Director(s) will be responsible for the organization and operation of the IDDRC and for communication with the NICHD on scientific and operational matters. The Director(s) should be able to integrate and synthesize the proposed research, and, thereby, serve as an example to other investigators. The Center Director(s) should have a minimum total combined commitment of 2.4 person-months to the IDDRC. The Center Director(s) may also serve as the Director(s) on the Research Project component or a Core of the IDDRC. The Center Director(s) cannot serve as a Project PD/PI on another active IDDRC award.



Amount Description

Application budgets are limited to $800,000 direct costs per year.

The scope of the proposed project should determine the project period. The maximum project period is 5 years.       

    Funding Type





    Curriculum Development
    Medical - Basic Science
    Medical - Clinical Science
    Medical - Translational

    External Deadline

    January 15, 2020