Learning Disabilities Research Centers (P50 Clinical Trial Optional)

Funding Agency:
National Institutes of Health


The Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD) invites center applications for the Learning Disabilities Research Centers Program, hereafter termed ‘LDRCs’. The LDRCs’ initiative focuses on generating new scientific knowledge to inform understanding of specific learning disorders (SLDs) and comorbid conditions through synergistic, integrated, team-based transdisciplinary science. This funding opportunity announcement invites both foundational and translational, transdisciplinary research addressing the definition, classification, etiology, diagnosis, epidemiology, early identification, prevention-based approaches, and remediation of children, adolescents, or young adults identified with or at risk for SLDs in component oral language abilities, reading, written expression abilities, mathematics and relationships among these SLDs and other disabilities and co-occurring or comorbid conditions. The LDRCs provide a unique platform to engage with external research and community members in purposeful, sustained bidirectional communication and provide career enhancing opportunities for early career investigators expanding their reach and impact.


  • Letter of Intent Due Date(s): November 29, 2022

  • Application Due Date: December 29, 2022

RFA-HD-23-022 Expiration Date December 30, 2022

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Amount Description

Application budgets are limited to $1,300,000 per year in direct costs.

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

Funding Type





Medical - Clinical Science
Medical - Translational
Social Sciences

External Deadline

December 29, 2022