NIDCR Institutional Grant Programs
NIDCR Institutional T32 and T90/R90 training programs provide long-term research training experiences for student and postdoctoral scientists seeking to develop independent research careers in dental, oral, and craniofacial research. NIDCR has a new Institutional K12 career development award to support a combined Dental Specialty and PhD Program (DSPP) for early career dentists seeking to develop clinical and research expertise to foster a research career focusing on improving dental, oral and craniofacial health.
NIDCR T32 and T90/R90 training programs funded under PAR-15-102 (T32) and PAR-15-101,T90/R90 provide support to institutions to encourage innovative and novel research training opportunities for individuals interested in pursuing independent research careers in dental, oral, and craniofacial research. The training programs provide students and postdoctoral trainees with a robust curriculum of study, programmatic activities and research experiences that will facilitate development toward independent research careers.
The T32 and T90 component of the paired T90/R90 program are Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award (NRSA) programs, which support U.S. citizens, permanent residents, or non-citizen nationals. The R90 component of the T90/R90 supports research education opportunities for non-US citizen, foreign-trained dentists.
Individual Institutional T32 and T90 Training grants include one or a combination of the following research training opportunities:
- Predoctoral dual degree DDS/DMD and PhD degree research training (Dental-Scientist Training Program, DSTP)
- Predoctoral PhD research training
- Postdoctoral research training for dentists leading to the PhD or equivalent research degree, or leading to the Masters in Clinical Research degree
- Postdoctoral research training for dentist scientists or individuals with another clinical doctoral degree (e.g., MD, DVM, DO, OD, PharmD, ND)
- Postdoctoral research training for non-clinician PhD scientists, including oral pathobiology training to provide an understanding of the clinical relevance of their basic science research activities, and to better prepare these scientists for independent careers in dental, oral and craniofacial research
The R90 component of T90/R90 programs provides:
- Postdoctoral research training for non-US citizen dentists, which may lead the PhD or equivalent research degree.
See Current Institutional Training Programs for the contact information of the training grant program director and a brief description of each T32 and T90/R90 program. Dual degree students, PhD students and postdoctoral scientists should contact the training director at the institution(s) they are interested in to inquire about available opportunities.Back to top
NIDCR Institutional K12 Dental Specialty and PhD Programs (DSPP)
Funded under RFA-DE-18-012, The NIDCR Dental Specialty and PhD Program (DSPP) supports institutional research career development (K12) programs that propose to develop outstanding clinician scientists (K12 “Scholars”) through an integrated program of advanced clinical training in a recognized dental specialty and supervised research training leading to a PhD in biomedical or behavioral science, or in another field applicable to dental, oral and craniofacial research. The combined program is expected to accelerate the process of early career dentist scientists in achieving competencies in both clinical and research areas and facilitate the transition to an independent and productive research career dedicated to improving dental, oral and craniofacial health. Eligible Scholars must be U.S. citizens, permanent residents, or non-citizen nationals. This program allows the appointment of Scholars proposing to gain research experience in a clinical trial led by a mentor or co-mentor, as part of their research and career development experience.
See Current NIDCR Institutional K12 NIDCR Dental Specialty and PhD Programs (DSPP) for the contact information of the DSPP program and a brief description of the dental specialty and research training opportunities offered by each K12 DSPP.Dentists interested in a program should contact the program director or other designated individual at the institution(s) to inquire about available opportunities.Back to top