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 Opportunity Announcements

Title Staff Contact Opportunity Number Activity Code Expiration Date
NIH Exploratory/Developmental Research Grant Program (Parent R21 Basic Experimental Studies with Humans Required) PA-19-092 R21
NIH Research Project Grant (Parent R01 Basic Experimental Studies with Humans Required) PA-19-091 R01
Research Project Grant (Parent R01 Clinical Trial Not Allowed) PA-19-056 R01
NIH Exploratory/Developmental Research Grant Program (Parent R21 Clinical Trial Not Allowed) PA-19-053 D71, R21
Limited Competition: Restoring Research Resources Lost or Damaged Due to Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Maria (R24 Clinical Trial Optional) RFA-OD-18-102 R24
Promoting Research on Music and Health: Fundamentals and Applications (R21 Clinical Trials Optional) RFA-NS-19-009 R21
Promoting Research on Music and Health: Fundamentals and Applications (R01 Clinical Trials Optional) RFA-NS-19-008 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 D43, D71, DP1
Increasing Uptake of Evidence-Based Screening in Diverse Adult Populations (R01 Clinical Trial Optional) PA-18-932 R01
NIDCR Award for Sustaining Outstanding Achievement in Research (SOAR) (R35 Clinical Trial Not Allowed) RFA-DE-19-005 D71, R35
Research Supplements to Promote Diversity in Health-Related Research (Admin Supp - Clinical Trial Not Allowed) PA-18-906 C06, D43, D71
Administrative Supplements to Promote Diversity in Small Businesses-SBIR/STTR (Admin Supp Clinical Trial Not Allowed) PA-18-837 R41, R42, R43
Administrative Supplements to Existing NIH Grants and Cooperative Agreements (Parent Admin Supp Clinical Trial Optional) PA-18-591 C06, D43, D71
Supplements to Existing NIH Grants and Cooperative Agreements (Parent Admin Supp Clinical Trial Optional) PA-18-591 C06, D43, D71
NIDCR Behavioral and Social Intervention Clinical Trial Planning and Implementation Cooperative Agreement (UG3/UH3 Clinical Trial Required) PAR-18-656 UG3, UH3
Administrative Supplement for Research on Sex/Gender Influences (Admin Supp - Clinical Trial Optional) PA-18-658 DP1, DP2, DP4
PHS 2018-02 Omnibus Solicitation of the NIH for Small Business Technology Transfer Grant Applications (Parent STTR [R41/R42] Clinical Trial Required) PA-18-576 R41, R42
PHS 2018-02 Omnibus Solicitation of the NIH for Small Business Technology Transfer Grant Applications (Parent STTR [R41/R42] Clinical Trial Not Allowed) PA-18-575 R41, R42
PHS 2018-02 Omnibus Solicitation of the NIH, CDC, and FDA for Small Business Innovation Research Grant Applications (Parent SBIR [R43/R44] Clinical Trial Not Allowed) PA-18-574 R43, R44
Electronic Nicotine Delivery Systems (ENDS): Population, Clinical and Applied Prevention Research (R01 Clinical Trial Optional) PAR-18-612 R01
Electronic Nicotine Delivery Systems (ENDS): Population, Clinical and Applied Prevention Research (R21 Clinical Trial Optional) PAR-18-611 R21
NIH Support for Conferences and Scientific Meetings (Parent R13 Clinical Trial Not Allowed) PA-18-648 R13
Intervention Research to Improve Native American Health (R01 Clinical Trial Optional) PAR-17-464 R21
Dissemination and Implementation Research in Health (R01 Clinical Trial Optional) PAR-18-007 R01
Dissemination and Implementation Research in Health (R21 Clinical Trial Optional) PAR-18-017 R21
Population Health Interventions: Integrating Individual and Group Level Evidence (R21)- Clinical Trials Not Allowed PA-18-406 R21
Administrative Supplements for Research on Dietary Supplements (Admin Supp) PA-17-307 P30, P40, P50
Population Health Interventions: Integrating Individual and Group Level Evidence (R01) Clinical Trials Not Allowed PA-18-356 R01
Academic Research Enhancement Award (Parent R15 Clinical Trial Not Allowed) PA-18-504 R15
NIH Exploratory/Developmental Research Grant Program (Parent R21 Clinical Trial Not Allowed) PA-18-489 R21
NIH Research Project Grant (Parent R01 Clinical Trial Not Allowed) PA-18-484 R01
Short-term Mentored Career Enhancement Awards for Mid-Career Investigators to Integrate Basic Behavioral and Social Sciences (K18 - No Independent Clinical Trials) PAR-18-349 K18
The Health of Sexual and Gender Minority (SGM) Populations (R15 Clinical Trial Optional) PA-18-210 R15
The Health of Sexual and Gender Minority (SGM) Populations (R03 Clinical Trial Optional) PA-18-054 R03
The Health of Sexual and Gender Minority (SGM) Populations (R21 Clinical Trial Optional) PA-18-040 R21
The Health of Sexual and Gender Minority (SGM) Populations (R01 Clinical Trial Optional) PA-18-037 R01
Research on Transgender Health (R01) PA-17-478 R01
Research on Transgender Health (R21) PA-17-477 R21
Establishing Outcome Measures for Clinical Studies of Oral and Craniofacial Diseases and Conditions (R01) PAR-15-302 R01
Change of Grantee Organization (Type 7 Parent) PA-16-285 C06, D43, D71
Successor-in-Interest (Type 6 Parent) PA-16-286 C06, D43, D71
Research Supplements to Promote Re-Entry into Biomedical and Behavioral Research Careers (Admin Supp) PA-16-289 DP1, DP2, DP3
NIDCR Small Grant Program for New Investigators (R03) PAR-16-409 R03
SBIR Technology Transfer (R43/R44) PA-15-354 R43, R44
Development and Commercialization of Technologies to Create, Characterize or Improve Animal Models of Human Disease (R43/R44) PA-16-180 R43, R44
Development and Commercialization of Technologies to Create, Characterize or Improve Animal Models of Human Disease (R41/R42) PA-16-181 R41, R42
Short-term Mentored Career Enhancement Award in Dental, Oral and Craniofacial Research for Mid-Career and Senior Investigators (K18) PAR-16-179 K18
Tools for Cell Line Identification (R43/R44) PA-16-186 R43, R44
NIDCR Small Research Grants for Oral Health Data Analysis and Statistical Methodology Development (R03) PAR-15-344 R03
Establishing Outcome Measures for Clinical Studies of Oral and Craniofacial Diseases and Conditions (R21) PAR-15-298 R21