Typical and Atypical Patterns of Language and Literacy in Dual Language Learners

Deadline Date: 02/05/2018

Agency: National Institute of Health (NIH)

Scope: The National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD) and the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD) seek (R01) research project grant applications for the Typical and Atypical Patterns of Language and Literacy in Dual Language Learners announcement to inform our understanding of the typical and atypical patterns of language and literacy development of dual language learners (DLLs) in the United States. Funds: The number of awards depends on appropriations and the submission of a sufficient number of quality applications. The maximum project period is five years. NIDCD/NICHD said examples of potential applications include but are not limited to: identification of appropriate comparison groups for dual-language learners; markers of language disorders that apply across diverse language learning contexts; patterns of language development affected by modality (e.g., sign, print); methods of differentiating typical and atypical (impaired) language and literacy in DLLs; and relationship of divergent patterns of dual-language acquisition (e.g., language loss, language attrition and incomplete acquisition) to language and literacy outcomes. Website: www.grants.gov; FON# PA-17-443