Training Grants Sponsored by NIDCR
- Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award (NRSA) Individual Predoctoral Fellowship to Promote Diversity in Health-Related Research (Parent F31-Diversity)
Provides support to students pursuing a PhD, DDS/DMD, PhD or other combined dual-doctoral degree(s). 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. Diversity F31 applications must include a “Description of Candidate's Contribution to Program Goals” as described in the application instructions.
- Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award (NRSA) Individual Predoctoral Fellowship (Parent F31)
Provides support to students who have identified a dissertation project and an appropriate dissertation director in an area of research supported by NIDCR as described in the Institutes Strategic Plan. Applicants must have a baccalaureate degree and must be enrolled in a PhD research program. They must be at the dissertation research stage of their doctoral training.
- National Research Service Award Institutional Research Training Grants (T32, T90/R90)
NIDCR provides funds to institutions across the country to train PhD students who wish to pursue careers in oral health research. Students should contact the training director at the particular institution(s) they are interested in to inquire about available opportunities. Trainees must be U.S. citizens, non-citizen nationals, or permanent residents.
- NIDCR Predoctoral to Postdoctoral Transition Award for a Diverse Dental, Oral and Craniofacial Research Workforce (F99/K00 Independent Clinical Trial Not Allowed)
Supports outstanding graduate students from diverse backgrounds, including those from groups underrepresented in biomedical, clinical, behavioral and social sciences, over the transition from predoctoral to postdoctoral research training. This phased award program will facilitate completion of graduate PhD or dual degree clinician scientist programs (F99) and progression to mentored postdoctoral positions in dental, oral and craniofacial research (K00). By the time of award, an individual must be a U.S. citizen, non-citizen national, or permanent resident.
- NIH Blueprint Diversity Specialized Predoctoral to Postdoctoral Advancement in Neuroscience (D-SPAN) Award (F99/K00 Independent Clinical Trial Not Allowed)
The purpose of the NIH Blueprint Diversity Specialized Predoctoral to Postdoctoral Advancement in Neuroscience (D-SPAN) Award is to support a defined pathway across career stages for outstanding graduate students from diverse backgrounds, including those from groups underrepresented in biomedical and behavioral sciences. This two-phase award will facilitate completion of the doctoral dissertation and transition of talented graduate students to strong neuroscience research postdoctoral positions, and will provide career development opportunities relevant to their long-term career goal of becoming independent neuroscience researchers. NIDCR participates in the NIH Blueprint program and invites applications proposing dental, oral and craniofacial research.
Research Supplements to Promote Diversity in Health-Related Research (Admin Supp - Clinical Trial Not Allowed)
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. For preparing an application, see NIDCR guidance on preparing diversity supplement applications.
Notice of Special Interest to Encourage Eligible NIH HEAL Initiative Awardees to Apply for PA-20-222: Research Supplements to Promote Diversity in Health-Related Research (Admin Supp - Clinical Trial Not Allowed)
This notice is part of the NIH’s Helping to End Addiction Long-term (HEAL) Initiative to speed scientific solutions to the national opioid public health crisis. The NIH HEAL Initiative (see https://heal.nih.gov) is a trans-NIH effort to (1) improve prevention and treatment strategies for opioid misuse and addiction and (2) enhance pain management.
Only existing awards funded or supplemented by the HEAL Initiative are eligible for diversity supplements under this NOSI.
Training at NIDCR (on the NIH campus)
- Graduate Partnerships Program
Allows students to conduct research at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in Bethesda, Maryland while they are pursuing a PhD in the biomedical sciences. Prospective PhD students must apply to university programs that have a formal partnership with NIH. Candidates must submit both the university application and the online Graduate Partnerships Program application. They also must meet the admission deadline established by each program and have U.S. citizenship or permanent residence. A stipend is provided.
- Predoctoral Intramural Research Training Award Fellowship
Provides support to trainees to conduct their doctoral thesis research at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in Bethesda, Maryland under the guidance and direction of a senior investigator who will serve as the trainee's mentor. The program is available to students who are enrolled in doctoral programs in the biomedical sciences in accredited U.S. universities. Fellowships are granted for one year periods to support full-time training in NIH laboratories. The maximum duration of a fellowship will normally be three years or until the student receives the doctoral degree, whichever comes first. The stipend ranges depending on experience. U.S. citizenship or permanent residence is required.