Dental Faculty Loan Repayment Program
The Dental Faculty Loan Repayment Program provides funds to dental and dental hygiene training programs to establish loan repayment programs for dental and dental hygiene faculty in order to increase the number of faculty in the workforce. Priority will be given to programs providing loan repayment in the area of primary care dentistry, including general dentistry, pediatric dentistry, public health dentistry, and dental hygiene.
Awardees must create a selection committee to choose the individual loan repayment recipients, and loan recipients must agree to work full-time. The selection committee is encouraged to consider the rural or disadvantaged background of loan recipients in the scoring process. The institution’s loan repayment program will pay an amount equal to 10%, 15%, 20%, 25%, and 30% of loan debt for each successive year of service up to 5 years.
Eligible applicants include public or private nonprofit dental or dental hygiene schools and approved residency or advanced education programs in the practice of general, pediatric, or public health dentistry.
Up to 8 awards will be made. Estimated award amounts
- Year 1 - $100,000
- Year 2 - $150,000
- Year 3 - $200,000
- Year 4 - $250,000
- Year 5 - $300,000
Links to the full announcement and online application process are available through grants.gov.
To locate application instructions:
- Open the grants.gov announcement.
- Click on the package tab.
- Choose to preview the opportunity package.
- Click on the button that says download instructions.
- Application instructions will be in your browser download folder.
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.