National Institutes of Health

NIDCR Institutional CDA for Enhancing Research Capacity in TMJ & Orofacial Pain (K12)

Program Summary

The purpose of this FOA is to expand and strengthen the community of investigators engaged in research on temporomandibular joint disorders (TMJDs) and orofacial pain. An increase in the number of well-trained researchers is necessary to reach a critical mass of scientists with contemporary, multidisciplinary expertise who will be able to leverage recent advances in genetics, bio-engineering, and bio-behavioral research in order to enhance patient treatment and to advance scientific momentum in the field. The objectives of this FOA are to 1) increase the number of basic and clinical investigators who are trained in the sciences relevant to TMJD or orofacial pain research, 2) facilitate and improve the mentoring of this new group of scientists, 3) bring new scientific expertise to TMJD and orofacial pain research.


Only one application per institution (normally identified by having a unique DUNS number of NIH IPF number) is allowed. 

Award Information

In FY 2012, the NIDCR intends to commit $1,000,000 for approximately 2-3 awards.  Application budgets are not limited, but need to reflect actual needs of the proposed project.  This application is subject to the NIH’s policy regarding applications or a group of collaborative applications requesting $500,000 or more in subtotal direct costs for any year.  The total project period for an application submitted in response to this funding opportunity may not exceed 5 years.

Internal Selection Procedure
The UI Office of the Vice President for Research and the Carver College of Medicine have established an internal review procedure to select the UI nominee. Applications will be reviewed according to the sponsor's selection criteria. Consideration will also be given to UI institutional strengths and strategic directions. Potential applicants must submit, using the preselection link below, the following information:
  1. A two page CV; and
  2. A description of the proposed project. It should have the following elements:
The above materials must be submitted no later than 5:00 p.m. on Friday, August 16, 2013. The selected nominee will be asked to complete the full application package in accordance with the sponsor's deadline of Saturday, October 12, 2013.

Proposal Due to OVPRED08/16/2013 Not open for submission deadline passed
Date Due to DSP or UIF10/05/2013
Date Due to Sponsor10/12/2013
Required LOI Due DateN/A
Non-Required LOI Due Date09/12/2013
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