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Advancing Hearing and Balance Research Using Auditory and Vestibular Organoids (R01-Clinical Trial Not Allowed)




October 25, 2023



May 7, 2024



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Entity Types:

State governments, For profit organizations other than small businesses, City or township governments, Special district governments, Independent school districts, Public & State controlled institutions of higher education, Native American tribal governments (Federally recognized), Public housing authorities, Native American tribal organizations, Nonprofits (with 501(c)(3) status), Nonprofits (without 501(c)(3) status)

Other Eligible Applicants include the following: Alaska Native and Native Hawaiian Serving Institutions; Asian American Native American Pacific Islander Serving Institutions (AANAPISISs); Eligible Agencies of the Federal Government; Faith-based or Community-based Organizations; Hispanic-serving Institutions; Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs); Indian/Native American Tribal Governments (Other than Federally Recognized); Non-domestic (non-U.S.) Entities (Foreign Organizations); Regional Organizations; Tribally Controlled Colleges and Universities (TCCUs) ; U.S. Territory or Possession; Non-domestic (non-U.S.) Entities (Foreign Organizations) are not eligible to apply. Non-domestic (non-U.S.) components of U.S. Organizations are not eligible to apply. Foreign components, as defined in the NIH Grants Policy Statement, are allowed.




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The purpose of this NIDCD initiative is to encourage research in the development, characterization, and reproducibility/reliability of human auditory and vestibular organoids.Applications investigating animal organoids are allowable but only if accompanying comparative or other integrated companion studies with human organoids. Singular animal organoid studies alone are not responsive to this funding opportunity. This funding opportunity encourages innovative, reproducible, and novel methodologies and technologies that will drive the reproducibility and holistic longevity of hearing/balance sensory organoids as model systems. The development of novel tools to deliver genes, proteins, molecules, and synthetics that might lead to the successful expansion and longer-term survivability of organoid populations in a stable, reliable, and reproducible manner is highly encouraged. Subsequent characterization of the organoid platforms must be shown to mimic and recapitulate the native correlative biological function. Applications that provide approaches that remove current barriers and lessen challenges to improve current reproducibility and stability are highly encouraged. Applications that have breakthrough approaches and technologies using human auditory/vestibular organoids are highly encouraged.

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