Oral Health Disparities & Inequities Research Program

The Oral Health Disparities & Inequities Research Program supports studies that:

  • provide a better understanding of the basis of oral health disparities and inequities;
  • develop and test interventions tailored or targeted to underserved populations;
  • seek to understand a broadened array of determinants of disparities and inequities in oral health status and care at multiple levels;
  • explore approaches to the dissemination of evidence and implementation of evidence-based tools and interventions, to assure rapid translation into practice, policy, and action in communities; and
  • take a holistic, social-ecological, multi-level interventional approach designed to have a meaningful impact on oral health status and quality of life of vulnerable and underserved populations.

Funding Opportunities & Notices

Title Staff Contact Opportunity number Activity Code Expiration Date
Notice of Special Interest (NOSI): Research supplements to promote workforce diversity and enhance utility and use of Common Fund datasets NOT-RM-24-003 332, 333, 666
Change of Recipient Organization (Type 7 Parent Clinical Trial Optional) PA-21-268 777
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-22-009 R01
Notice of Informational Webinar for PAR-23-144, STrengthening Research Opportunities for NIH Grants (STRONG): Structured Institutional Needs Assessment and Action Plan Development for Resource Limited Institutions (RLIs) (UC2 - Clinical Trial Not Allowed) NOT-MD-24-011 UC2
Multi-sectoral preventive interventions that address social determinants of health in populations that experience health disparities (UG3/UH3, Clinical Trial Required) PAR-24-053 UG3/UH3
NIH Director’s New Innovator Award Program (DP2 Clinical Trial Optional) RFA-RM-24-003 DP2
NIH Director’s Transformative Research Awards (R01 Clinical Trial Optional) RFA-RM-24-004 R01
NIH Director’s Early Independence Awards (DP5 Clinical Trial Optional) RFA-RM-24-005 DP5
Notice of Special Interest (NOSI): Social, Behavioral, and Economic Impact of COVID-19 in Underserved and Vulnerable Populations NOT-MH-21-330 UG3/UH3, R01
NIH Director’s Pioneer Award Program (DP1 Clinical Trial Optional) RFA-RM-24-002 DP1
Limited Competition: Clinical and Translational Science Award (CTSA) Program: Collaborative and Innovative Acceleration Award (UG3/UH3 Clinical Trial Optional) PAR-22-167 UG3/UH3
Notice of Special Interest (NOSI): Administrative Supplements for Research on Womens Health in the IDeA States NOT-GM-22-005 333
The Intersection of Sex and Gender Influences on Health and Disease (R01 Clinical Trial Optional) RFA-OD-22-028 R01
Notice of Intent to Publish a Funding Opportunity Announcement for Community Partnerships to Advance Science for Society (ComPASS): Coordination Center (U24 - Clinical Trial Optional) NOT-RM-23-002 OT2
Notice of Information: Upcoming Research Opportunity Announcement (ROA) for Community Partnerships to Advance Science for Society (ComPASS) Program: Community-Led, Health Equity Structural Intervention Initiative (CHESI) (OT2 Clinical Trial Optional) NOT-RM-23-001 OT2
Notice of Special Interest (NOSI): Biologic Factors Underlying Dental, Oral, and Craniofacial Health Disparities NOT-DE-21-013 R21, R01
Effectiveness of School-Based Health Centers to Advance Health Equity (R01 Clinical Trial Optional) PAR-21-287 R01
Exploratory/Developmental Bioengineering Research Grants (EBRG) (R21 Clinical Trial Not Allowed) PAR-22-090 R21
Notice to Extend Expiration Date for PAR-21-084 "NIDCR Small Grant Program for New Investigators (R03 Clinical Trial Not Allowed)" NOT-DE-24-019 R03
Notice of Special Interest (NOSI): Community-Based Participatory Research (CBPR) Initiative in Reducing and Eliminating Health Disparities with a focus on addressing diverse representation in research on Down syndrome (R21 Clinical Trial Optional) NOT-OD-22-142 R21
Notice of Special Interest (NOSI): Developing Academic Research Enhancement Award (AREA) and Research Enhancement Award Program (REAP) for Institutions with an emphasis on Down syndrome research (R15 Clinical Trial Not Allowed) NOT-OD-22-136 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-22-123 R01
Notice of Special Interest (NOSI): Climate Change and Health NOT-ES-22-006 R21, F31, D43
Notice of Special Interest (NOSI): Increasing Uptake of Evidence-Based Screening in Diverse Populations Across the Lifespan NOT-OD-22-178 R21, R01, UG3/UH3
Notice of Special Interest (NOSI): Addressing Evidence Gaps in Screening NOT-OD-22-179 R21, R01, R61/R33
NIDCR Small Research Grants for Oral Health Data Analysis and Statistical Methodology Development (R03 Clinical Trial Not Allowed) PAR-22-160 R03
Instrumentation Grant Program for Resource-Limited Institutions (S10 - Clinical Trial Not Allowed) PAR-23-138 S10
Notice of Special Interest (NOSI): Advancing Imaging, Device Production, and Clinical Capabilities in Digital Dentistry (R41/R42, R43/R44 Clinical Trial Not Allowed) NOT-DE-21-012 R43/R44, R41/R42
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-23-032 333
Notice of Special Interest (NOSI): Preventive Interventions to Address Cardiometabolic Risk Factors in Populations that Experience Health Disparities NOT-OD-22-154 R01, R21, R34
Addressing the Impact of Structural Racism and Discrimination on Minority Health and Health Disparities (R01 - Clinical Trial Optional) PAR-23-112 R01
Assessment of Climate at Institutions (ACt) Award (RC2 - Clinical Trial Not Allowed) PAR-24-038 RC2
Research With Activities Related to Diversity (ReWARD) (R01 Clinical Trial Optional) PAR-23-122 R01
NIDCR Prospective Observational or Biomarker Validation Study Cooperative Agreement (U01 Clinical Trial Not Allowed) PAR-23-162 U01
Research Supplements to Promote Diversity in Health-Related Research (Admin Supp - Clinical Trial Not Allowed) PA-23-189 R16, R21/R33, R41/R42
Notice of Special Interest (NOSI): NIDCR Support for Research on the Physiological Involvement of Oral Cavity in Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) NOT-DE-23-004
Notice of Special Interest (NOSI): Research to Address Vaccine Uptake and Implementation among Populations Experiencing Health Disparities NOT-MD-23-008
Notice of Special Interest (NOSI): Supporting the Exploration of Cloud in NIH-supported Research NOT-OD-24-078 332
Native American Research Centers for Health (NARCH) (S06 Clinical Trial Optional) PAR-23-166 S06
Notice of Special Interest (NOSI): Research Supplements to Promote Re-Entry, Re-integration into, and Re-training in Health-Related Research Careers (Admin Supp - Clinical Trial Not Allowed) NOT-OD-23-170 332, 333, 666
Technologies for Improving Minority Health and Eliminating Health Disparities (R41/R42- Clinical Trial Optional) RFA-MD-24-007 R41, R42
Innovations for Healthy Living - Improving Minority Health and Eliminating Health Disparities (R43/R44 - Clinical Trial Optional) RFA-MD-24-006 R43, R44
NIDCR Notice of Participation in PAR-24-076 "Stephen I. Katz Early Stage Investigator Research Project Grant (R01 Basic Experimental Studies with Human Required)" NOT-DE-24-010 R01
NIDCR Notice of Participation in PAR-24-075 "Stephen I. Katz Early Stage Investigator Research Project Grant (R01 Clinical Trial Not Allowed)" NOT-DE-24-009 R01
Notice of Corrected Application Forms for PAR-18-547, NIDCR Clinical Trial Planning and Implementation Cooperative Agreement (UG3/UH3 Clinical Trial Required) NOT-DE-18-016
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 to PAR-20-238, "Intervention Research to Improve Native American Health (R01 Clinical Trial Optional)" NOT-DA-21-037
Notice of Corrected Application Forms and Extended Receipt date for RFA-DE-22-002 Addressing Social Determinants of Health to Eliminate Oral Health Disparities (UG3/UH3 Clinical Trials Optional) NOT-DE-21-008
NIDCR Guidance on Applications for Investigator-Initiated Clinical Trials NOT-DE-21-014
Notice to Extend Expiration Date for PAR-19-145 "NIDCR Small Research Grants for Oral Health Data Analysis and Statistical Methodology Development (R03) NOT-DE-21-017
Notice of Intent to Publish a Funding Opportunity Announcement for HEAL Initiative: Advancing Health Equity in Pain and Comorbidities (R61/R33 Clinical Trial Required) NOT-NS-22-040
Notice of pre-Application Technical Assistance Webinar for RFA-DE-24-003 Collaborative Science to Achieve Disruptive Innovations in Dental, Oral and Craniofacial (DOC) Research (RM1 Clinical Trial Not Allowed) NOT-DE-23-016
Notice of Change in Funding Opportunity Expiration Date and Eligible Organizations for "Assessment of Climate at Institutions (ACt) Award (RC2 - Clinical Trial Not Allowed)" (PAR-24-038) NOT-DE-24-007 RC2
Notice of Changes to NIDCR's Clinical Terms of Award (CToA) Policy NOT-DE-19-008
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 Change to PAR-20-238, "Intervention Research to Improve Native American Health (R01 Clinical Trial Optional)" NOT-DA-22-068 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 Intent to Publish a Funding Opportunity Announcement for HEAL Initiative: Prevention and Management of Chronic Pain in Rural Populations (UG3/UH3, Clinical Trials Required) NOT-NR-22-015
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 Intent to Publish a Funding Opportunity Announcement for Understanding and Addressing the Impact of Structural Racism and Discrimination on Minority Health and Health Disparities (R01 - Clinical Trial Optional) NOT-MD-21-016
Notice of Correction to Application Types Allowed for PAR-21-197, NIDCR Behavioral and Social Intervention Clinical Trial Planning and Implementation Cooperative Agreement (UG3/UH3 Clinical Trial Required) NOT-DE-21-009
Notice of Participation of the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research (NIDCR) in PAR-21-287 Effectiveness of School-Based Health Centers to Advance Health Equity (R01 Clinical Trial Optional) NOT-DE-21-016
Notice of Intent to Publish a Funding Opportunity Announcement for Research Enhancement Award Program (REAP) for Health Professional Schools and Graduate Schools (R15 Clinical Trial Not Allowed) FOA NOT-DE-21-020
Notice of Participation of the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research (NIDCR) in RFA-MD-22-004 Innovations for Healthy LivingImproving Minority Health and Eliminating Health Disparities (R43/R44- Clinical Trial Optional) NOT-DE-22-004 R43/R44
Notice of Intent to Publish a Funding Opportunity Announcement for NIDCR Small Research Grants for Oral Health Data Analysis and Statistical Methodology Development (R03 Clinical Trial Not Allowed) NOT-DE-22-008
Notice of NIDCR participation in PAR-23-303, Unveiling Health and Healthcare Disparities in Non-Communicable and Chronic Diseases in Latin America: Setting the Stage for Better Health Outcomes Across the Hemisphere (R01 - Clinical Trials Not Allowed)" NOT-DE-24-006
Unveiling Health and Healthcare Disparities in Non-Communicable and Chronic Diseases in Latin America: Setting the Stage for Better Health Outcomes Across the Hemisphere (R01 - Clinical Trials Not Allowed) PAR-23-303 R01
Intervention Research to Improve Native American Health (R21 Clinical Trials Optional) PAR-23-299 R21
Support for Research Excellence (SuRE) Award (R16 Clinical Trial Not Allowed) PAR-24-144 R16
Interventions to expand cancer screening and preventive services to ADVANCE health in populations that experience health disparities (R01, Clinical Trial Required) PAR-23-170 R01
Intervention Research to Improve Native American Health (R34 Clinical Trial Optional) PAR-23-285 R34
Support for Research Excellence – First Independent Research (SuRE-First) Award (R16 - Clinical Trial Not Allowed) PAR-24-145 R16
Intervention Research to Improve Native American Health (R01 Clinical Trial Optional) PAR-23-298 R01
Notice of Special Interest (NOSI): Data Informed, Place-Based Community-Engaged Research to Advance Health Equity NOT-HL-23-110 R21, R03, R01
Academic Research Enhancement Award (AREA) for Undergraduate-Focused Institutions (R15 Clinical Trial Not Allowed) PAR-24-152 R15
Screening, Brief Intervention and Referral to Treatment or Prevention (SBIRT/P) for alcohol, tobacco, and other drugs (ATOD) use and misuse in adult populations that experience health disparities (R01, Clinical Trial Required) PAR-23-270 R01
Notice of Special Interest: Womens Health Research NOT-OD-24-079 R15, R01, K01