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.

Staff Contacts

Funding Opportunities & Notices

Title Staff Contact Opportunity number Activity Code Expiration Date
Limited Competition: Transformative Research to Address Health Disparities and Advance Health Equity at Minority Serving Institutions (U01 Clinical Trial Optional) RFA-RM-22-001 U01
NIH Faculty Institutional Recruitment for Sustainable Transformation (FIRST) Program: FIRST Cohort (U54 Clinical Trial Optional) RFA-RM-22-008 U54
NIH Director’s New Innovator Award Program (DP2 Clinical Trial Optional) RFA-RM-22-019 DP2
NIH Director’s Early Independence Awards (DP5 Clinical Trial Optional) RFA-RM-22-021 DP5
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
NIH Director’s Pioneer Award Program (DP1 Clinical Trial Optional) RFA-RM-22-018 U24
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
Notice of Special Interest (NOSI): Research to Address Vaccine Hesitancy, Uptake, and Implementation among Populations that Experience Health Disparities NOT-MD-22-006 R01
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 Supplements for Research on Sex and/or Gender Influences (Admin Supp Clinical Trial Optional) NOT-OD-22-030 333
Notice of Special Interest (NOSI): Research on the Health of Women of Understudied, Underrepresented and Underreported (U3) Populations (Admin Supp Clinical Trial Optional) NOT-OD-22-031 333
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
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
NIH Exploratory/Developmental Research Grant Program (Parent R21 Clinical Trial Not Allowed) PA-20-195 R21
Notice of Special Interest in Research on the Health of Sexual and Gender Minority (SGM) Populations NOT-MD-19-001
Research Project Grant (Parent R01 Basic Experimental Studies with Humans Required) PA-20-184  R01
NIH Research Project Grant (Parent R01 Clinical Trial Not Allowed) PA-20-185 R01
Successor-in-Interest (Type 6 Parent Clinical Trial Optional) PA-20-275 666
Research to Improve Native American Health (R21 Clinical Trials Optional) PAR-20-214 R21
Advancing Research to Develop Improved Measures and Methods for Understanding Multimorbidity (R01 Clinical Trial Optional) PAR-20-179 R01
Intervention Research to Improve Native American Health (R01 Clinical Trial Optional) PAR-20-238 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
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
Notice of Special Interest (NOSI): Administrative Supplements for Research on Sexual and Gender Minority (SGM) Populations (Admin Supp Clinical Trial Optional) NOT-OD-22-032 333
Academic Research Enhancement Award for Undergraduate-Focused Institutions (R15 Clinical Trial Not Allowed) PAR-21-155 R15
NIDCR Behavioral and Social Intervention Clinical Trial Planning and Implementation Cooperative Agreement (UG3/UH3 Clinical Trial Required) PAR-21-317 UG3/UH3
Measures and Methods to Advance Research on Minority Health and Health Disparities-Related Constructs (R01 Clinical Trial Not Allowed) PAR-22-072 R01
NIDCR Behavioral and Social Intervention Clinical Trial Planning and Implementation Cooperative Agreement (UG3/UH3 Clinical Trial Required) PAR-21-197 UG3/UH3
NIDCR Behavioral and Social Intervention Clinical Trial Planning and Implementation Cooperative Agreement (UG3/UH3 Clinical Trial Required) PAR-21-317 UG3, UH3
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 Special Interest (NOSI): Social, Behavioral, and Economic Impact of COVID-19 in Underserved and Vulnerable Populations NOT-MH-21-330 R01, UG3/UH3
Notice of Special Interest (NOSI): Administrative Supplements for Research on Womens Health in the IDeA States NOT-GM-22-005 333
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 Change to PAR-20-238, "Intervention Research to Improve Native American Health (R01 Clinical Trial Optional)" NOT-DA-21-037
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 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 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 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
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 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 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'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 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 HEAL Initiative: Advancing Health Equity in Pain and Comorbidities (R61/R33 Clinical Trial Required) NOT-NS-22-040
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
Exploratory/Developmental Bioengineering Research Grants (EBRG) (R21 Clinical Trial Not Allowed) PAR-22-090 R21
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
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