Notice to Announce Request for Information to Assist in the Development of a New Strategic Plan for the National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders, for 2022-2026

The National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD) is establishing a new Strategic Plan for 2022-2026 to help guide the research it supports over the next five years. Through this Request for Information (RFI), NIDCD invites researchers in academia and industry, health care professionals, patient advocates and health advocacy organizations, scientific or professional organizations, federal agencies, and other interested members of the public to provide ideas to inform development of NIDCD’s next strategic plan. This Notice is time sensitive to solicit feedback on research needs, opportunities, and areas of emphasis for research in hearing, balance, taste, smell, voice speech and language over the next five years.

Responses to this RFI are voluntary and are meant for information and planning purposes only. Any information submitted in response to this RFI shall not be construed as a solicitation, grant application, cooperative agreement, or obligation on part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), or the United States Federal Government. Do not include any proprietary, classified, or sensitive information.

Please respond by March 31, 2020 using the following form: NIDCD will also accept submissions via email (