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
Notice of Pre-Application Webinar for Funding Opportunities on Transformative Research to Address Health Disparities and Advance Health Equity NOT-RM-21-025
Academic Research Enhancement Award for Undergraduate-Focused Institutions (R15 Clinical Trial Not Allowed) PAR-18-714 R15
NIDCR Clinical Trial Planning and Implementation Cooperative Agreement (UG3/UH3 Clinical Trial Required) PAR-21-160 UG3, UH3
Notice of Special Interest: Health Services Research on Minority Health and Health Disparities (R01- Clinical Trial Optional) NOT-MD-20-011 R01
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
Transformative Research to Address Health Disparities and Advance Health Equity at Minority Serving Institutions (U01 Clinical Trial Allowed) RFA-RM-21-022 U01
Transformative Research to Address Health Disparities and Advance Health Equity (U01 Clinical Trial Allowed) RFA-RM-21-021 U01
Electronic Nicotine Delivery Systems (ENDS): Basic Mechanisms of Health Effects (R21 - Clinical Trial Not Allowed) PAR-18-846 R21
Electronic Nicotine Delivery Systems (ENDS): Population, Clinical and Applied Prevention Research (R21 - Clinical Trial Optional) PAR-18-848 R21
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
Native American Research Centers for Health (NARCH) (S06 Clinical Trial Optional) PAR-20-125 S06
NIDCR Award for Sustaining Outstanding Achievement in Research (SOAR) (R35 Clinical Trial Not Allowed) RFA-DE-22-001 R35
Understanding and Addressing the Impact of Structural Racism and Discrimination on Minority Health and Health Disparities (R01 Clinical Trial Optional) RFA-MD-21-004 R01
Biologic Factors Underlying Dental, Oral, and Craniofacial Health Disparities (R01 - Clinical Trial Not Allowed) PAR-18-875 R01
Biologic Factors Underlying Dental, Oral, and Craniofacial Health Disparities (R21 - Clinical Trial Not Allowed) PA-18-874 R21, D71
NIH Director’s Pioneer Award Program (DP1 Clinical Trial Optional) RFA-RM-21-015 DP1
The Intersection of Sex and Gender Influences on Health and Disease (R01 Clinical Trial Optional) RFA-OD-19-029 R01
Notice of Special Interest (NOSI): Research to Address Vaccine Hesitancy, Uptake, and Implementation among Populations that Experience Health Disparities NOT-MD-21-008 R01
NIDCR Small Research Grants for Oral Health Data Analysis and Statistical Methodology Development (R03 Clinical Trial Not Allowed) PAR-19-145 R03
Increasing Uptake of Evidence-Based Screening in Diverse Adult Populations (R01 Clinical Trial Optional) PA-18-932 R01
Research Enhancement Award Program (REAP) for Health Professional Schools and Graduate Schools (R15 Clinical Trial Not Allowed) PAR-19-134 R15
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
Urgent Competitive Revision to Existing NIH Grants and Cooperative Agreements (Urgent Supplement - Clinical Trial Optional) PA-18-935 K99, R15, R01
Dissemination and Implementation Research in Health (R01 Clinical Trial Optional) PAR-19-274 R01
Dissemination and Implementation Research in Health (R03 Clinical Trial Not Allowed) PAR-19-276 R03
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
Development of Highly Innovative Tools and Technology for Analysis of Single Cells (STTR) (R41/R42 Clinical Trial Not Allowed) PA-20-025 R41/R42
Development of Highly Innovative Tools and Technology for Analysis of Single Cells (SBIR) (R43/R44 Clinical Trial Not Allowed) PA-20-047 R43/R44
Improving oral health and reducing disparities in adolescents (R01 Clinical Trial Not Allowed) PAR-20-058 R01
Improving oral health and reducing disparities in adolescents (R21 Clinical Trial Not Allowed) PAR-20-059 R21
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
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 Research Project Grant (Parent R01 Clinical Trial Not Allowed) PA-20-185 R01
NIH Exploratory/Developmental Research Grant Program (Parent R21 Basic Experimental Studies with Humans Required) PA-20-196 R21
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
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
Research to Improve Native American Health (R21 Clinical Trials Optional) PAR-20-214 R21
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 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 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
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 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
NIDCR Policy on Applications for Investigator-Initiated Clinical Trials NOT-DE-18-014
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