The NIDCR announces the availability of funds for Administrative Supplements to NIDCR-funded research projects. These funds are intended to enhance ongoing research by enabling NIDCR-funded researchers to form new collaborations that were not anticipated at the time of submission, review and funding of the NIDCR parent grant. These collaborative activities must be within the scope of the approved aims of the parent award and are expected to provide novel scientific approaches to the research plan for the NIDCR grantee and collaborators. Collaborations that bring together ideas, theories, methods and approaches from disparate scientific disciplines are particularly encouraged, as are those involving individuals from groups that are currently underrepresented in the biomedical and biobehavioral sciences.
The goal of this funding opportunity announcement is to support meritorious research projects that involve secondary data analyses of existing oral or craniofacial database resources, or to develop needed statistical methodology for analyzing oral and craniofacial data using existing oral or craniofacial databases. The R03 grant mechanism supports research specifically limited in time and amount for studies in categorical program areas.