Postdoctoral Training in General, Pediatric, and Public Health Dentistry
Postdoctoral Training in General, Pediatric, and Public Health Dentistry grants provide funds to plan, develop, operate, or participate in, postdoctoral training programs in the fields of general dentistry, pediatric dentistry, and dental public health.
Programs should prepare postdoctoral trained dentists to improve access to and delivery of oral healthcare delivery to low income, underserved, uninsured, underrepresented minority, health disparity, and rural populations.
Program objectives include:
- Increase the ability of dentists to care for the needs of patients with complex medical needs and address the social determinants of oral health
- Increase the number of dentists trained to manage oral health programs, evaluate systems of care, and design surveillance systems to measure oral health status
- Improve the training of, or increase the number of, primary care dentists trained in postdoctoral training programs located in rural areas
- Increase the number of postdoctoral trained primary care dentists who choose to practice in rural and/or underserved areas or with vulnerable populations
Eligible applicants are entities that have programs in dental schools, or approved residency or advanced education programs in the practice of general dentistry, pediatric dentistry, or dental public health.
Faith-based and community-based organizations, community colleges, as well as tribes and tribal organizations, are eligible to apply provided they are capable of carrying out grant requirements.
Total funding available: $13,000,000
Number of awards: Up to 28
Project period: 5 years
The maximum amount that may be requested per year for an application that includes accredited residency programs in one disciplines is $450,000.
The maximum amount that may be requested per year for a collaborative application that includes accredited residency programs in at least two disciplines is $650,000.
For complete information about funding programs, including your application status, please contact funders directly. Summaries are provided for your convenience only. RHIhub does not take part in application processes or monitor application status.