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Engaging the Dental Workforce to End the HIV Epidemic in the U.S. (UG3/UH3 Clinical Trial Required)

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Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance Number: 93.121
National Institutes of Health, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Letter of Intent (Optional): Jan 10, 2021
Application: Feb 10, 2021

Scientific/research contact:
Melissa Riddle, PhD

Peer review contact:
Yasaman Shirazi, PhD

Financial and grants management contact:
Diana Rutberg, MBA


This program provides funding to support intervention research aimed at equipping the dental workforce in meeting the unique needs of people living with HIV or at risk of contracting HIV.

This opportunity is part of Ending the HIV Epidemic: A Plan for America, which is a 10-year initiative that seeks to achieve the important goal of reducing new HIV infections in the United States to less than 3,000 per year by 2030. The first phase of the initiative will focus on 48 counties; Washington, D.C.; San Juan, PR; and 7 states that have a substantial rural HIV burden.

Interventions are expected to address one or more barriers to participation of dental care providers in HIV-related services or activities. Common barriers include:

  • Concern about patient acceptability of HIV screening in the dental setting
  • Need for provider training in how to deliver rapid HIV testing, including pre- and post-test counseling
  • Time constraints during a dental visit, and/or questions about how to fit HIV-related activities into the clinic workflow
  • Cost of supplies, staff time, analysis of samples, documentation, and/or no clear mechanism for reimbursement
  • Legal liability and uncertainty about mandates related to HIV testing and care

This program has two separate research codes.

  1. UG3 Phase 1 Exploratory/Developmental Cooperative Agreement that supports the first phase of exploratory and/or developmental research
  2. UH3 Exploratory/Developmental Cooperative Agreement Phase II that supports the second phase for innovative exploratory and development research activities initiated under the UH2 mechanism

Eligible applicants include:

  • Higher education institutions
    • Public/state controlled institutions
    • Private institutions
  • Nonprofit organizations
    • With 501(c)(3) status
    • Without 501(c)(3) status
    • Native American tribal organizations
    • Faith-based or community-based organizations
    • Regional organizations
  • Governments
    • State
    • County
    • City or township
    • Special districts
    • Federally recognized Indian/Native American tribal governments
    • Indian/Native American tribal governments (other than federally recognized)
    • Eligible agencies of the federal government
    • U.S. territory or possession
  • Other
    • Independent school districts
    • Public housing authorities
    • Indian housing authorities
    • Small businesses
    • For-profit organizations
Geographic coverage
Nationwide and U.S. Territories
Amount of funding

Application budgets are limited to less than $200,000 in direct costs per year for a 2-year UG3 phase, or less than $300,000 in direct costs for a one-year UG3.

Application budgets are not limited in the UH3 phase, but need to reflect the actual needs of the proposed project.

Application process

Links to the full announcement and online application process are available through

While not required, potential applicants are encouraged to email a letter of intent to Yasaman Shirazi, PhD by January 10, 2021.

Tagged as
HIV and AIDS · Health workforce education and training · Oral health · Research methods and resources

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