Developmental Biology & Genetics Program

The Developmental Biology and Genetics program supports basic and translational research to better understand the development of craniofacial structures from the early embryonic specification of the neural crest through the later development of teeth and craniofacial sutures. This program also supports research into the genetic and environmental contributions to craniofacial disorders, particularly their study in model organisms. The overall objective is to elucidate the underlying causes of craniofacial disorders, thereby advancing the fields of diagnosis, treatment, and prevention.

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) 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
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
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
Research Project Grant (Parent R01 Clinical Trial Not Allowed) PA-19-056 R01
Notice of Special Interest (NOSI) of NIDCR in Supporting Discovery, Characterization, and Mechanistic Study of Genetic Variants Underlying Dental, Oral, and Craniofacial Diseases and Conditions NOT-DE-19-016 R01
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
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 Enhancement Award Program (REAP) for Health Professional Schools and Graduate Schools (R15 Clinical Trial Not Allowed) PAR-19-134 R15
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
Development of Novel and Robust Systems for Mechanistic Studies of Gene-Environment Interplay in Dental, Oral, Craniofacial, and Other Diseases and Conditions (R21 Clinical Trial Not Allowed) PAR-19-293 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
Mechanistic Studies of Gene-Environment Interplay in Dental, Oral, Craniofacial, and Other Diseases and Conditions (R01 Clinical Trial Not Allowed) PAR-19-292 R01
In-Depth Phenotyping and Research Using IMPC-Generated Knockout Mouse Strains Exhibiting Embryonic or Perinatal Lethality or Subviability (R01 Clinical Trial Not Allowed) PAR-20-137 R01
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
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 Research Project Grant (Parent R01 Clinical Trial Not Allowed) PA-20-185 R01
Research Project Grant (Parent R01 Basic Experimental Studies with Humans Required) PA-20-184  R01
NIH Exploratory/Developmental Research Grant Program (Parent R21 Clinical Trial Not Allowed) PA-20-195 R21
NIH Exploratory/Developmental Research Grant Program (Parent R21 Basic Experimental Studies with Humans Required) PA-20-196 R21
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
Successor-in-Interest (Type 6 Parent Clinical Trial Optional) PA-20-275 666
Advancing Research to Develop Improved Measures and Methods for Understanding Multimorbidity (R01 Clinical Trial Optional) PAR-20-179 R01
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
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
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 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 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
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