Research Training Funded by NIDCR

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Predoctoral Scientists

Research Supplements to Promote Diversity in Health-Related Research (Admin Supp - Clinical Trial Not Allowed) PA-18-586
Provides research training and career development support for individuals from underrepresented racial and ethnic groups, individuals with disabilities, and individuals from disadvantaged backgrounds. Funding is awarded to principal investigators on active NIDCR grants who will serve as mentors for the diversity supplement candidates. The activities proposed in the supplement application must provide research training experiences that will facilitate the research and career development of the candidate. Eligibility is limited to citizens or non-citizen nationals of the United States or to individuals who have been lawfully admitted for permanent residence in the United States (i.e., in possession of a Permanent Resident Card, Form I-551). Individuals interested in diversity supplement support may contact the NIDCR Training Director . For individuals interested in finding an NIDCR funded mentor, see How to Find a Mentor.

Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Awards for Individual Predoctoral Fellowships to Promote Diversity in Health-Related Research (F31- Diversity)
Provides a maximum of five years support to students pursuing a PhD degree. An annual stipend and partial tuition are provided. Additional funds are available for other training related expenses. Applicants must be enrolled in a graduate school at an accredited U.S. university and be from an underrepresented minority group or have a disability. Applicants must also be U.S. citizens, non-citizen nationals, or permanent residents at the time of award.

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Postdoctoral Scientists

Research Supplements to Promote Diversity in Health-Related Research (Admin Supp - Clinical Trial Not Allowed) PA-18-586
Provides research training and career development support for individuals from underrepresented racial and ethnic groups, individuals with disabilities, and individuals from disadvantaged backgrounds. Funding is awarded to principal investigators on active NIDCR grants who will serve as mentors for the diversity supplement candidates. The activities proposed in the supplement application must provide research training experiences that will
facilitate the research and career development of the candidate. Eligibility is limited to citizens or non-citizen nationals of the United States or to individuals who have been lawfully admitted for permanent residence in the United States (i.e., in possession of a Permanent Resident Card, Form I-551). Individuals interested in diversity supplement support may contact the NIDCR Training Director . For individuals interested in finding an NIDCR funded mentor, see How to Find a Mentor.

NIDCR Mentored Career Development Award to Promote Diversity in the Dental, Oral and Craniofacial Workforce (K01-Clinical Trial Required)
The purpose of this award is to enhance the diversity of the independently funded dental, oral and craniofacial research workforce by providing mentored research experiences for eligible postdoctoral fellows and junior faculty who are from groups that have been shown to be underrepresented in the basic and clinical biomedical, behavioral, and social sciences. This award provides salary and research support for a sustained period of “protected time” (3-5 years) of intensive research career development under the guidance of an experienced mentor. The expectation is that, through this sustained period of research career development and training, awardees will launch independent research careers and become competitive for new research project grant (e.g., R01) funding or other sources of independent research support. Applicants must have a sponsoring institution and mentor. Applicants must be U.S. citizens, non-citizen nationals, or permanent residents at the time of award.

NIH Mentored Research Scientist Development Award (K01 - Independent Clinical Trial Not Allowed) ​
NIDCR uses the K01 to support re-entry of individuals into the dental, oral and craniofacial research workforce whose active research careers have been interrupted by family responsibilities or other qualifying circumstances (see NOT-DE-16-001​). The purpose of this award is to provide support and “protected time” (3-5 years) for an intensive, supervised career development experience in the biomedical, behavioral, or clinical sciences leading to research independence. The expectation is that, through this sustained period of research career development and training, awardees will be competitive for independent research project grant (e.g., R01) funding, or other sources of independent research support. The applicant's academic background, previous experience, and career goals should determine both the length and content of the proposed career development program. Applicants must have a sponsoring institution and mentor. Applicants must be U.S. citizens, non-citizen nationals, or permanent residents at the time of award.

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Independent Scientists

Research Supplements to Promote Diversity in Health-Related Research (Admin Supp - Clinical Trial Not Allowed) PA-18-586
This supplement opportunity is available to PD(s)/PI(s) of research grants who are or become disabled and need additional support to accommodate their disability in order to continue to work on the research project. Individuals interested in diversity supplement support should contact the NIDCR Training Director .

Academic Research Enhancement Award (Parent R15)
Support small-scale research projects conducted by faculty primarily in baccalaureate or advanced degree-granting domestic institutions.  Funding is available for up to three years for a total of $300,000 in direct costs over the total award period. 

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Last Reviewed on
February 2018