Notice of Special Interest (NOSI): Fundamental Science Research on the Neural Circuits Underlying Sensory Processing

Funding Agency:
National Institutes of Health

The National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD) is issuing this Notice to highlight priorities from its new strategic plan, in basic and mechanistic research on neural circuits underlying sensory processing in hearing, balance, taste and smell. NIDCD encourages multidisciplinary and innovative projects, from diverse teams, to advance a mechanistic understanding of the behavior of neural circuits at cellular and sub-second temporal resolution by integrating cutting-edge technologies and approaches for recording and modulation of cells and circuits (e.g., electrophysiology, optical imaging, optogenetics, chemogenetics, sonogenetics, magnetogenetics, pharmacologic modulation). Applications are expected to integrate appropriate domains of expertise, including but not limited to biological, chemical and physical sciences, engineering, computational modeling, statistical analysis, and bioethics, as appropriate. Mechanistic human studies and comparative, cross-species projects are highly encouraged.

This notice applies to due dates on or after February 5, 2023 and subsequent receipt dates through January 8, 2026.





Engineering and Physical Sciences
Environmental & Life Sciences
Medical - Basic Science
Medical - Clinical Science
Medical - Translational

External Deadline

February 5, 2024