Behavioral & Social Sciences Research Program

The Behavioral and Social Sciences (BSS) Research Program supports basic and applied BSS research to promote oral health, to prevent oral diseases and related disabilities, and to improve management of craniofacial conditions, disorders and injury. The BSS research program views oral health as one component of a larger system of health and well-being, and encourages both basic and applied research that incorporates other aspects of health and well-being that contribute to oral health.

Staff Contacts

Funding Opportunities & Notices

Title Staff Contact Opportunity number Activity Code Expiration Date
Academic Research Enhancement Award for Undergraduate-Focused Institutions (R15 Clinical Trial Not Allowed) PAR-18-714 R15
Notice of Special Interest (NOSI): Emergency Competitive Revisions for Community-engaged COVID-19 Testing Interventions among Underserved and Vulnerable Populations RADx-UP Phase II (Emergency Supplement - Clinical Trial Optional) NOT-OD-21-103 U01
Emergency Award: RADx-UP - Social, Ethical, and Behavioral Implications (SEBI) Research on Disparities in COVID-19 Testing among Underserved and Vulnerable Populations (U01 Clinical Trials Optional) RFA-OD-21-009 U01
Emergency Awards: Community-engaged COVID-19 Testing Interventions among Underserved and Vulnerable Populations RADx-UP Phase II (U01 Clinical Trial Optional) RFA-OD-21-008 U01
Notice of Special Interest (NOSI) regarding the Availability of Urgent Competitive Revisions and Administrative Supplements for Research on Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) in Individuals with Down Syndrome for the INCLUDE Project NOT-OD-20-129 333
NIDCR Award for Sustaining Outstanding Achievement in Research (SOAR) (R35 Clinical Trial Not Allowed) RFA-DE-22-001 R35
NIH Director’s Pioneer Award Program (DP1 Clinical Trial Optional) RFA-RM-21-015 DP1
Transformative Research Award for the INCLUDE (Investigation of Co-occurring Conditions across the Lifespan to Understand Down syndrome) Project (R01 Clinical Trial Not Allowed) RFA-OD-20-005 R01
Clinical Trials Development for Co-Occurring Conditions in Individuals with Down syndrome: Phased Awards for INCLUDE (R61/R33 Clinical Trial Required) RFA-OD-20-003 R61/R33
Small Research Grants for Analyses of Down Syndrome-related Research Data for the INCLUDE Project (R03 Clinical Trial Not Allowed) RFA-OD-20-006 R03
INvestigation of Co-occurring conditions across the Lifespan to Understand Down syndromE (INCLUDE) Clinical Trial Readiness (R21 Clinical Trial Not Allowed) RFA-OD-20-004 R21
The Intersection of Sex and Gender Influences on Health and Disease (R01 Clinical Trial Optional) RFA-OD-19-029 R01
Increasing Uptake of Evidence-Based Screening in Diverse Adult Populations (R01 Clinical Trial Optional) PA-18-932 R01
NIDCR Small Research Grants for Oral Health Data Analysis and Statistical Methodology Development (R03 Clinical Trial Not Allowed) PAR-19-145 R03
Notice of Special Interest (NOSI): Research to Address Vaccine Hesitancy, Uptake, and Implementation among Populations that Experience Health Disparities NOT-MD-21-008 R01
NIH Administrative Supplements to Recover Losses Due to Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Maria Under the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2018 Non-Construction (Admin Supp Clinical Trial Optional) PA-18-936 P2C, P01, OT3
Research Project Grant (Parent R01 Clinical Trial Not Allowed) PA-19-056 R01
Research Enhancement Award Program (REAP) for Health Professional Schools and Graduate Schools (R15 Clinical Trial Not Allowed) PAR-19-134 R15
Notice of Special Interest (NOSI): NIH Research Project Grants on Down Syndrome (R01) for the INCLUDE (INvestigation of Co-occurring conditions across the Lifespan to Understand Down syndromE) Project NOT-OD-20-025 R01
Urgent Competitive Revision to Existing NIH Grants and Cooperative Agreements (Urgent Supplement - Clinical Trial Optional) PA-18-935 K99, R15, R01
Notice of Special Interest (NOSI): Availability of Administrative Supplements for the INCLUDE (INvestigation of Co-occurring conditions across the Lifespan to Understand Down syndromE) Project NOT-OD-20-024 333
Dissemination and Implementation Research in Health (R03 Clinical Trial Not Allowed) PAR-19-276 R03
Short-term Mentored Career Enhancement Award in Dental, Oral and Craniofacial Research for Mid-Career and Senior Investigators (K18 Independent Clinical Trial Not Allowed) PAR-19-238 K18
Dissemination and Implementation Research in Health (R01 Clinical Trial Optional) PAR-19-274 R01
Clinical Research to Improve the Oral Health of Older Adults (R01 Clinical Trial Not Allowed) PAR-19-239 R01
Clinical Research to Improve the Oral Health of Older Adults (R21 Clinical Trial Not Allowed) PAR-19-240 R21
Notice of Special Interest (NOSI): Competitive Supplements/Revisions (R01) Available for INCLUDE (Investigation of Co-occurring Conditions across the Lifespan to Understand Down syndromE) Project (Competitive Supplement/Revision Clinical Trial Optional) NOT-OD-20-023 R01
Notice of Special Interest (NOSI): Development and Preliminary Testing of Health-related Behavioral Interventions NOT-OD-20-106 R01, R21, 333
Development of Highly Innovative Tools and Technology for Analysis of Single Cells (SBIR) (R43/R44 Clinical Trial Not Allowed) PA-20-047 R43/R44
Development of Highly Innovative Tools and Technology for Analysis of Single Cells (STTR) (R41/R42 Clinical Trial Not Allowed) PA-20-025 R41/R42
Improving oral health and reducing disparities in adolescents (R21 Clinical Trial Not Allowed) PAR-20-059 R21
Improving oral health and reducing disparities in adolescents (R01 Clinical Trial Not Allowed) PAR-20-058 R01
NIDCR Prospective Observational or Biomarker Validation Study Cooperative Agreement (U01 Clinical Trial Not Allowed) PAR-20-060 U01
Notice of Special Interest (NOSI): Administrative Supplement for Continuity of Biomedical and Behavioral Research Among First-Time Recipients of NIH Research Project Grant Awards NOT-OD-20-055 333
Emergency Competitive Revision to Existing NIH Awards (Emergency Supplement - Clinical Trial Optional) PA-20-135  C06, L40, P2C
Administrative Supplement for Research on Dietary Supplements (Admin Supp-Clinical Trial Not Allowed) PA-20-227 333
NIH Exploratory/Developmental Research Grant Program (Parent R21 Basic Experimental Studies with Humans Required) PA-20-196 R21
NIH Research Project Grant (Parent R01 Clinical Trial Not Allowed) PA-20-185 R01
Notice of Special Interest (NOSI): NIDCR Support for Research on the Physiological Involvement of Oral Cavity in Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) NOT-DE-21-001 R01, R21
Research Project Grant (Parent R01 Basic Experimental Studies with Humans Required) PA-20-184  R01
Notice of Special Interest in Research on the Health of Sexual and Gender Minority (SGM) Populations NOT-MD-19-001
NIH Exploratory/Developmental Research Grant Program (Parent R21 Clinical Trial Not Allowed) PA-20-195 R21
Successor-in-Interest (Type 6 Parent Clinical Trial Optional) PA-20-275 666
Administrative Supplements to Existing NIH Grants and Cooperative Agreements (Parent Admin Supp Clinical Trial Optional) PA-20-272 333
Stephen I. Katz Early Stage Investigator Research Project Grant (R01 Clinical Trial Not Allowed) PAR-21-038 R01
Stephen I. Katz Early Stage Investigator Research Project Grant (R01 Basic Experimental Studies with Humans Required) PAR-21-039 R01
NIDCR Policy on Applications for Investigator-Initiated Clinical Trials NOT-DE-18-014
Notice of Change Regarding Institutional Eligibility for PAR-19-134 and PAR-19-135 "Research Enhancement Award Program (REAP) for Health Professional Schools and Graduate Schools" NOT-DE-20-019
Notice of Correction to PAR-18-656 "NIDCR Behavioral and Social Intervention Clinical Trial Planning and Implementation Cooperative Agreement (UG3/UH3 Clinical Trial Required) NOT-DE-18-011
Notice of Clarification of Award Budget for PAR-18-656 NIDCR Behavioral and Social Intervention Clinical Trial Planning and Implementation Cooperative Agreement (UG3/UH3 Clinical Trial Required) NOT-DE-18-023
Notice of National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research (NIDCR) Participation in PA-18-935 Urgent Competitive Revision to Existing NIH Grants and Cooperative Agreements (Urgent Supplement - Clinical Trial Optional) NOT-DE-20-020
Notice of Change: Clarification of Budget for PA-20-227 "Administrative Supplements for Research on Dietary Supplements (Admin Supp Clinical Trial Not Allowed)" NOT-OD-20-148
Notice of NIDCR's participation in PAR-18-714, Academic Research Enhancement Award for Undergraduate-Focused Institutions (R15-Clinical Trial Not Allowed) NOT-DE-18-015
NIDCR Small Grant Program for New Investigators (R03 Clinical Trial Not Allowed) PAR-21-084 R03
NIH Support for Conferences and Scientific Meetings (Parent R13 Clinical Trial Not Allowed) PA-21-151 R13
NIDCR Behavioral and Social Intervention Clinical Trial Planning and Implementation Cooperative Agreement (UG3/UH3 Clinical Trial Required) PAR-21-197 UG3/UH3