Oral & Salivary Cancer Biology Program

The Oral and Salivary Cancer Biology Program supports basic and translational research to improve detection and treatment of cancers of the Oral Cavity, Pharynx, and Salivary Glands. Basic research focuses on susceptibilities and mechanisms that influence tumor initiation, promotion, and progression. Translational research focuses on development of innovative biomarkers, novel diagnostic technologies, and appropriate human specimens to better characterize cancers and improve medical decision making and treatment response evaluation.

Staff Contacts

Funding Opportunities & Notices

Title Staff Contact Opportunity number Activity Code Expiration Date
Research Enhancement Award Program (REAP) for Health Professional Schools and Graduate Schools (R15 Clinical Trial Not Allowed) PAR-19-134 R15
Notice of Special Interest (NOSI): Advancing Head and Neck Cancer Early Detection Research (AHEAD) NOT-CA-20-031 R03, R21, 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
Urgent Competitive Revision to Existing NIH Grants and Cooperative Agreements (Urgent Supplement - Clinical Trial Optional) PA-18-935 K99, R15, R01
Achieving Tissue Robustness Through Harnessing Immune System Plasticity (R01 Clinical Trial Not Allowed) PAR-19-172 R01
Notice of Special Interest (NOSI): Defining Mechanisms of Disease Recurrence in Dental, Oral, and Craniofacial Tissues NOT-DE-20-001 R01, R21
Achieving Tissue Robustness Through Harnessing Immune System Plasticity (R21 Clinical Trial Not Allowed) PAR-19-173 R21
Microbial-based Cancer Therapy -Bugs as Drugs (R21 Clinical Trial Not Allowed) PAR-19-194 R21
Mechanistic Studies of Gene-Environment Interplay in Dental, Oral, Craniofacial, and Other Diseases and Conditions (R01 Clinical Trial Not Allowed) PAR-19-292 R01
Secondary Analysis and Integration of Existing Data to Elucidate the Genetic Architecture of Cancer Risk and Related Outcomes (R01 Clinical Trial Not Allowed) PAR-20-276 R01
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
Secondary Analysis and Integration of Existing Data to Elucidate the Genetic Architecture of Cancer Risk and Related Outcomes (R21 Clinical Trials Not Allowed) PAR-20-277 R21
Academic-Industrial Partnerships (AIP) to Translate and Validate In Vivo Imaging Systems (R01 Clinical Trial Optional) PAR-20-155 R01
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 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
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
Notice of Special Interest (NOSI): Electronic Nicotine Delivery Systems (ENDS) and Alternative Nicotine and Tobacco Delivery Systems: Basic Mechanisms of Health Effects NOT-OD-21-127 333, R03, 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
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 Intent to Reissue PAR-18-845 Electronic Nicotine Delivery Systems (ENDS): Basic Mechanisms of Health Effects (R01 - Clinical Trial Not Allowed) and PAR-18-846 (R21 - Clinical Trial Not Allowed) as a Notice of Special Interest (NOSI) NOT-OD-21-113
Notice of NIDCR's Participation in PAR-19-193 "Microbial-based Cancer Therapy-Bugs as Drugs (R01- Clinical Trial Not Allowed)" NOT-DE-19-006
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 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 NIDCR's Participation in PAR-19-194 "Microbial-based Cancer Therapy-Bugs as Drugs (R21- Clinical Trial Not Allowed)" NOT-DE-19-007
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 NIDCR Participation in RFA-CA-21-035 The Early Detection Research Network: Biomarker Characterization Centers (U2C Clinical Trial Not Allowed) NOT-DE-21-005
Specialized Programs of Research Excellence (SPOREs) in Human Cancers for Years 2021, 2022, and 2023 (P50 Clinical Trial Required) PAR-20-305 P50
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
Academic Research Enhancement Award for Undergraduate-Focused Institutions (R15 Clinical Trial Not Allowed) PAR-21-155 R15
Change of Recipient Organization (Type 7 Parent Clinical Trial Optional) PA-21-268 777
Notice of Special Interest (NOSI): Precision Imaging of Oral Lesions NOT-DE-21-010 R21, 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