SRCLD 2022 SRCLD Presentation Details
    Funding Opportunities for New Investigators at the NIH  
Judith Cooper - NIDCD
Peggy McCardle - NICHD

SRCLD Year: 2004
Presentation Type: Tutorial
Presentation Time: (na)
This session will review opportunities for research funding available at the pre and post doctoral levels as well as for new investigators or those undertaking new areas of research at two of the NIH institutes supporting research on language and communication disorders. Dr. Judith Cooper and Dr. Peggy McCardle will review funding mechanisms available to support pre-doctoral training and research (F31), Post Doctoral awards (F32), early career development (K08/K23), the Small Grants program (R03) for their respective research institutes, and how to gear up for your first research project grant (R01). They will address what you need to know to navigate the NIH system, tips for successful grant writing, what reviewers look for, and what to do if you don’t get the grant on your first attempt. A question and answer session will follow the overview presentations to provide an opportunity to ask questions about individual grant mechanisms, as well as individual concerns and issues for students, new investigators or investigators new to the NIH research funding process. This session will be informative, informal and interactive. All are welcome.
Author Biosketch(es)

Dr. Judith A. Cooper

Dr. Judith A. Cooper is currently Director, Division of Scientific Programs, within the National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders, at the NIH. In addition, she has programmatic responsibilities for the areas of language, language impairments, and language in deaf individuals. She received her B.F.A. at Southern Methodist University in 1971 with a major in Speech-Language Pathology, her M.S. in Speech-Language Pathology at Vanderbilt University in 1972, and her Ph.D. at the University of Washington in 1982 in Speech and Hearing Sciences. She joined the National Institutes of Health as a Health Scientist Administrator (HSA) within the National Institute of Neurological and Communicative Disorders and Stroke in November, 1982. Dr. Cooper became an HSA within the National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders, upon its establishment in October, 1988; subsequently served as Deputy Director as well as acting director of the Division of Human Communication; Chief, Scientific Programs Branch; and has been in her current position since January, 2003.

Dr. Cooper's current responsibilities include overseeing and coordinating the activities of her division; participating in trans-NIH initiatives focused in language as well as autism; and, primarily, working with potential and funded researchers in language across the US (for example, providing advice related to research grant development and preparation, and attending grant reviews of applications for which she has responsibility).


Dr. Peggy McCardle

Peggy McCardle, Ph.D., MPH, is Associate Chief, Child Development and Behavior Branch, Center for Research for Mothers and Children, at the National Institute for Child Health and Human Development (NICHD). Dr. McCardle holds a bachelor's degree in French, a Ph.D. in linguistics, and a masters degree in public health (MPH). Early in her career, Dr. McCardle was an elementary classroom teacher. She has held both university faculty positions and hospital-based clinical positions, and has published articles addressing various aspects of developmental psycholinguistics as well as issues in public health. At the NIH she has served as a scientific review administrator and as a senior advisor the Deputy Director for Extramural Research in the Office of the NIH Director, before joining the NICHD. In 1999, she joined the NICHD where, in addition to her duties as Associate Chief, she serves as Director of the branch’s research program in Language, Bilingual and Biliteracy Development and Disorders; Adolescent, Adult & Family Literacy; the program includes three interagency-funded research networks: the Biliteracy Research Network (Development of English Literacy in Spanish Speaking Children); the Adult Literacy Research Network; and the new Adolescent Literacy Research Network. She also serves as the NICHD liaison to the National Reading Panel, is on the steering committee of the National Literacy Panel for Language Minority Children and Youth, and leads or serves on various interagency working groups.