Faculty Research Funding

It is our goal for you to transcend the research application process to become a funded researcher.

Luciana Shaddox, UKCD Associate Dean for Research | 859-323-8269
Dana Satterly, UKCD Administrative Support  | 859-323-8229

Timeline for preparing a Proposal

Many different types of organizations are funding research today—foundations, industry, government, and even other academic institutions. They each have specific guidelines for proposal submissions and expectations for their dollars. Successful investigators need the support of their college and avail themselves of the resources and infrastructure in place at UK. 
The College of Dentistry and University are obligated to review all proposals before they are sent to sponsors. For example, a sponsor may request financial or intellectual concessions that a public institution is unable to agree to providing, or facilities and administrative costs (F&A) might be omitted, which can have financial repercussions for the college.
The principle investigator must provide needed information to the college's grant officier (CGO) six days prior to the sponsor's deadline in order to initiate the Electronic Internal Approval Form (eIAF). Next, the final proposal must be submitted to the UK Office of Sponsored Projects Administration (OSPA) three days prior to the sponsor's deadline. Failure to meet these deadlines may result in your proposal being late. Regardless of the extramural sponsor, these deadlines apply.
NIH deadlines


Funding Oppourtunties


Dr. Gene P. Lewis Fellowship:; Professional school students, graduate students, pos-doctoral scholars, and junior faculty may be eligible to receive up to $10,000 in support of their research, establishment of their laboratories, the completion of a research project or preparing research for publication or grant submissions related to oral health in undeserved populations. Deadline for application materials has been updated to September 11, 2020See full details here (PDF).

Healthy Habits: Timing for Developing Sustainable Healthy Behaviors in Children and Adolescents (R01 Clinical Trial Optional) [if you have an interest in this sector of the population]
Sponsor: National Institutes of Health, National Institute of Nursing Research
Deadline: Standard dates (February 5, June 5, October 5 until January 8, 2021)
Amount: Not limited but needs to reflect scope of project; up to five years.
Description: This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is to encourage applications that employ innovative research to identify mechanisms of influence and/or promote positive sustainable health behavior(s) in children and youth (birth to age 18). Positive health behaviors may include: developing healthy sleep patterns, developing effective self-regulation strategies, adaptive decision-making in risk situations, practicing proper dental hygiene, eating a balanced and nutritious diet, engaging in age-appropriate physical activity and/or participating in healthy relationships. Topics to be addressed in this announcement include: effective, sustainable processes for influencing young people to make healthy behavior choices; identification of the appropriate stage of influence for learning sustainable lifelong health behaviors; the role of technology and new media in promoting healthy behavior; identification of factors that support healthy behavior development in vulnerable populations; and, identification of mechanisms and mediators that are common to the development of a range of habitual health behaviors. Given the many factors involved in developing sustainable health behaviors, applications from multidisciplinary team that include nurse scientists are strongly encouraged. The goal of this FOA is to promote research that identifies and enhances processes that promote sustainable positive behavior or changes social and cultural norms that influence health and future health behaviors.  Note: companion FOA for an R21.
Website: https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-18-355.html 

Biological Factors Underlying Dental, Oral and Craniofacial Health Disparities (R01 Clinical Trial Not Allowed) 
Sponsor: National Institutes of Health, National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research, National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities
Deadline: Standard dates (February 5, June 5, October 5 until September 8, 2021)
Amount: Not limited but needs to reflect scope of project; up to five years.
Description: The purpose of this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is to support investigator-initiated studies designed to identify and understand biologic factors (microbial, immune, genetic) that contribute to disparities in dental, oral, and craniofacial disease onset, progression, and persistence. Note: companion FOA for an R21.
Website: https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-18-875.html

Collaborative Sciences Award
Sponsor: American Heart Association
Deadline: Anticipated Letter of Intent (required) - October 8, 2020; Application - January 30, 2021 (Anticipated)
Amount:  $750,000 over three years
Description: The objective of this award is to foster innovative, new collaborative approaches to research projects which propose novel pairings of investigators from at least two broad disciplines. The combination and integration of studies may be inclusive of basic, clinical, population and/or translational research. Research broadly related to cardiovascular function and disease and stroke, or to related clinical, basic science, bioengineering or biotechnology, and public health problems, including multidisciplinary efforts.     AHA awards are open to the array of academic and health professionals. This includes but is not limited to all academic disciplines (biology, chemistry, mathematics, technology, physics, etc.) and all health-related professions (physicians, nurses, advanced practice nurses, pharmacists, dentists, physical and occupational therapists, statisticians, nutritionists, behavioral scientists, engineers, etc.).
Website: https://professional.heart.org/professional/ResearchPrograms/UCM_460459_Collaborative-Sciences-Award.jsp

Advancing Imaging, Device Production, and Clinical Capabilities in Digital Dentistry (R41/R42 Clinical Trial Not Allowed) 
Sponsor: National Institutes of Health, National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research
Deadline: Standard dates (April 5, September 5, January 5 until September 6, 2021)
Amount: Phase I - $150,000 for 1 year and Phase 2 - $1,000,000 for 2 years.
Description: This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) encourages innovation, optimization and customization of core technologies in digital dentistry that improve efficiency of oral healthcare delivery, effectiveness of clinical decision-making and outcomes of treatments associated with dental, oral and craniofacial (DOC) tissues. Among the areas of interest of this FOA are development of digital imaging and image processing capabilities for dental radiology, and the integration of 3-dimensional (3D) additive manufacturing (e.g., 3D printing) with imaging tools. This FOA also supports efforts to develop, integrate, adapt, optimize, and validate new and existing dental materials designed for additive manufacturing approaches in the repair, replacement and restoration of DOC tissues. Note: This also has a companion FOA for an R41/R42.
Website: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-19-021.html

Community Health
Access to Care Grant
Sponsor: American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD); Healthy Smiles, Healthy Children (HSHC)
Deadline: December 21, 2020 (Anticipated)
Amount: $20,000 one-year matching grants
Description: Healthy Smiles, Healthy Children (HSHC) is committed to supporting community-based initiatives providing Dental Homes to children whose families cannot afford dental care. The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry defines a Dental Home as the ongoing relationship between the dentist and the patient, inclusive of all aspects of oral health care, delivered in a comprehensive, continuously accessible, coordinated, and family-centered way. HSHC supports this goal through its Grants targeting children up to age 18.
Website: http://www.healthysmileshealthychildren.org/what-we-do-apply/ 



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