“Fresh ideas and multiple disciplines are needed to advance Temporomandibular Disorders (TMDs) research to improve patient care. The National Institutes of Health (NIH) provides approximately one third of all biomedical research funding in the United States and therefore, the interests and priorities of NIH Institutes and Centers can stimulate research interests and training programs throughout the country. TMDs are not the primary mission of any NIH Center or Institute.” (NAM report, Summary S-5)

NIH Grant Funding Opportunities

We invite you to view a list of the latest National Institutes of Health (NIH) funding opportunities for scientists interested in advancing TMJ research.

Table of Opportunities

Notice of Special Interest (NOSI): Research on the Health of Women of Understudied, Underrepresented and Underreported (U3) Populations (Admin Supp Clinical Trial Optional)

The TMJA welcomes the announcement by the NIH Office of Research on Women’s Health of the availability of Administrative Supplements to support research on the health of women in understudied, underrepresented, and underreported populations in biomedical research. The prevalence of TMJ is higher in women and yet support for biomedical research specifically targeted to sex and gender topics in TMJ is lacking. Clearly, more research is needed to address molecular, genetic, musculoskeletal, endocrine, neurological, and bio-behavioral aspects of TMJ in women. We hope this announcement will result in many new avenues of research that will clarify the causes of TMJ, elucidate the arc of disease progression, and ultimately, hasten the development of precision treatments for TMJ patients.


FY22 Chronic Pain Management Research Program

The US Department of Defense Chronic Pain Management Research Program invites scientists to submit pain research applications under three targeted areas: Clinical Exploration Award, Investigator-Initiated Research Award and Translational Research Award. Pre-applications are due July 12, 2022.

For additional information, please visit: https://cdmrp.army.mil/funding/cpmrp