Neuroscience of Orofacial Pain & Temporomandibular Disorders Program

The Neuroscience of Orofacial Pain and Temporomandibular Disorders Program supports basic, translational, and clinical research on:
  • Orofacial pain and neuropathies
  • Temporomandibular joint and muscle disorders
  • Development of biomarkers for diagnostics and prognostics
  • development of therapeutics.
In addition, the program encourages research that is responsive to trans-NIH initiatives including the NIH Pain Consortium, the NIH Neuroscience Blueprint, and the NIH Common Fund.

Staff Contacts

Funding Opportunities & Notices

Title Staff Contact Opportunity number Activity Code Expiration Date
Notice of Special Interest (NOSI): Availability of Administrative Supplements for Helping to End Addiction Long-term (HEAL) Initiative awardees to make data Findable, Accessible, Interoperable, and Reusable (FAIR) through the HEAL Data Ecosystem NOT-OD-22-110 333
Emergency Awards: HEAL Initiative: Coordinating Center for National Pain Scientists Career Development (R24 Clinical Trial Not Allowed) RFA-NS-22-060 R24
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
Mechanistic Studies of Gene-Environment Interplay in Dental, Oral, Craniofacial, and Other Diseases and Conditions (R01 Clinical Trial Not Allowed) PAR-19-292 R01
HEAL Initiative: Non-addictive Analgesic Therapeutics Development [Small Molecules and Biologics] to Treat Pain (UG3/UH3 Clinical Trial Optional) RFA-NS-21-010 UG3/UH3
Notice of Special Interest: Administrative Supplements for the U.S.-Japan Brain Research Cooperative Program (BRCP) - U.S. Entity (Admin Supp) NOT-NS-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
HEAL Initiative: Development of Therapies and Technologies Directed at Enhanced Pain Management (R41/R42 Clinical Trial Not Allowed) RFA-NS-20-009 R41/R42
HEAL INITIATIVE: Development of Therapies and Technologies Directed at Enhanced Pain Management (R43/R44 - Clinical Trial Not Allowed) RFA-NS-20-011 R43/R44
NIH Director’s Pioneer Award Program (DP1 Clinical Trial Optional) RFA-RM-22-018 U24
HEAL Initiative: Human Pain-associated Genes and Cells Data Coordination and Integration Center (U24 Clinical Trial Not Allowed) RFA-NS-22-021 U24
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
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
Music and Health: Understanding And Developing Music Medicine (R01 Clinical Trial Optional) PAR-21-100 R01
Music and Health: Understanding And Developing Music Medicine (R21 Clinical Trial Optional) PAR-21-099 R21
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
Research on Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (ME/CFS) (R01 Clinical Trials Not Allowed) PAR-20-165 R01
Emergency Competitive Revision to Existing NIH Awards (Emergency Supplement - Clinical Trial Optional) PA-20-135  C06, L40, P2C
HEAL Initiative: Discovery and Functional Evaluation of Human Pain-associated Genes and Cells (U19 Clinical Trial Not Allowed) RFA-NS-22-018 U19
Administrative Supplement for Research on Dietary Supplements (Admin Supp-Clinical Trial Not Allowed) PA-20-227 333
Research Project Grant (Parent R01 Basic Experimental Studies with Humans Required) PA-20-184  R01
Blueprint Neurotherapeutics Network (BPN): Small Molecule Drug Discovery and Development of Disorders of the Nervous System (UG3/UH3 Clinical Trial Optional) PAR-20-122 UG3/UH3
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
Research on Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (ME/CFS) (R21 Clinical Trials Not Allowed) PAR-20-168 R21
NIH Research Project Grant (Parent R01 Clinical Trial Not Allowed) PA-20-185 R01
Blueprint Neurotherapeutics Network (BPN): Small Molecule Drug Discovery and Development for Disorders of the Nervous System (U44 Clinical Trial Optional) PAR-20-111 U44
NIH Exploratory/Developmental Research Grant Program (Parent R21 Clinical Trial Not Allowed) PA-20-195 R21
Promoting Research on Music and Health: Phased Innovation Award for Music Interventions (R61/R33 Clinical Trial Optional) PAR-20-266 R33, R61
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
HEAL Initiative: Analgesic Development Initial Translational Efforts [Small Molecules and Biologics] (U19 Clinical Trial Not Allowed) RFA-NS-21-015 U19
HEAL Initiative: Planning Studies for Initial Analgesic Development [Small Molecules and Biologics] (R61 Clinical Trial Not Allowed) RFA-NS-21-029 R61
HEAL Initiative: Team Research for Initial Translational Efforts in Non-addictive Analgesic Therapeutics Development [Small Molecules and Biologics] (U19 Clinical Trial Not Allowed) RFA-NS-22-052 U19
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
Blueprint Neurotherapeutics Network (BPN): Biologic-based Drug Discovery and Development for Disorders of the Nervous System (U44 Clinical Trial Optional) PAR-21-233 U44
Notice of Special Interest (NOSI): Promoting Research on Interoception and Its Impact on Health and Disease NOT-AT-21-002 R01, R21
Blueprint Neurotherapeutics Network (BPN): Biologic-based Drug Discovery and Development for Disorders of the Nervous System (UG3/UH3 Clinical Trial Optional) PAR-21-163 UG3/UH3
Academic Research Enhancement Award for Undergraduate-Focused Institutions (R15 Clinical Trial Not Allowed) PAR-21-155 R15
Blueprint MedTech Translator (UG3/UH3 - Clinical Trial Optional) PAR-21-315 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
HEAL Initiative: EPPIC-Net Pain Research Asset Application (OT2) OTA-21-005 OT2
Notice of Special Interest (NOSI): Administrative Supplements for Research on Womens Health in the IDeA States NOT-GM-22-005 333
HEAL Initiative: Discovery and Validation of Novel Targets for Safe and Effective Pain Treatment (R01 Clinical Trial Not Allowed) RFA-NS-22-034 R01
Notice of Intent to Publish a Funding Opportunity Announcement for HEAL Initiative: Restoring Joint Health and Function to Reduce Pain Consortium (RE-JOIN) (UC2 Clinical Trial Not Allowed) NOT-AR-22-015
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 HEAL Initiative: Planning Studies for Initial Analgesic Development Initial Translational Efforts [Small Molecules and Biologics] NOT-NS-21-034
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 Intent to Publish a Funding Opportunity Announcement for Blueprint Medtech: Small Business Translator (U44) NOT-DA-22-050
Notice of Intent to Publish a Funding Opportunity Announcement for Blueprint MedTech: Translator (UG3/UH3 Clinical Trial Optional) NOT-NS-21-057
Notice of Intent to Publish a Funding Opportunity Announcement for HEAL Initiative: Developing Quantitative Imaging and Other Relevant Biomarkers of Myofascial Tissues for Clinical Pain Management NOT-AT-21-012
Notice of Intent to Publish a Funding Opportunity Announcement for NIH Blueprint for Neuroscience Research Short Courses in Neurotherapeutics Development (R25 Clinical Trial Not Allowed) NOT-NS-22-023
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 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 Information: Multi-Institute Interest in Pain Research NOT-NS-22-057
Notice of Technical Assistance Webinar for RFA-AR-22-009, HEAL Initiative: Restoring Joint Health and Function to Reduce Pain Consortium (RE-JOIN) NOT-AR-22-016
Notice of Intent to Publish a Funding Opportunity Announcement for Blueprint Neurotherapeutics Network (BPN): Biologic-based Drug Discovery and Development for Disorders of the Nervous System (UG3/UH3 Clinical Trial Optional) NOT-NS-21-031
NIH Blueprint for Neuroscience Research: Request for Information (RFI) on Neuroimmune Interactions in the Healthy CNS NOT-AA-21-012
RESCINDED - Notice of Intent to Publish a Funding Opportunity Announcement for Blueprint MedTech: Prototype Developer (U18 Clinical Trial Not Allowed) NOT-EB-21-018
Notice of Early Termination of RFA-NS-21-016, HEAL Initiative: Planning Studies for Initial Analgesic Development Initial Translational Efforts [Small Molecules and Biologics] (R34 Clinical Trial Not Allowed) NOT-NS-21-061
Request for Information (RFI): Joint Pain and Innervation Research NOT-AR-22-008
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 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 Intent to Publish a Funding Opportunity Announcement for Blueprint Neurotherapeutics Network (BPN): Biologic-based Drug Discovery and Development for Disorders of the Nervous System (U44 Clinical Trial Optional) NOT-NS-21-032
Notice of Intent to Publish a Funding Opportunity Announcement for Blueprint MedTech: Incubator Hubs (U54 Clinical Trial Not Allowed) NOT-EB-21-019
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
Exploratory/Developmental Bioengineering Research Grants (EBRG) (R21 Clinical Trial Not Allowed) PAR-22-090 R21
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