The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) is accepting applications for the fiscal year (FY) 2022 Dental Clinical Educator Career Development Program to strengthen the primary care workforce by supporting the academic career development of faculty who teach primary care dentistry (general dentistry, pediatric dentistry or dental public health) or focus their teaching on the integration of oral health in family medicine, general internal medicine or general pediatrics.
Donor Name: Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA)
Country: United States
State: All States
Type of Grant: Grant
Deadline (mm/dd/yyyy): 02/14/2022
Size of the Grant: $187,500
Grant Duration: 5 Years
The goal of this Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) is to provide career development awards to junior primary care faculty to support their development as future clinician educator faculty and leaders in primary care while also supporting innovative projects that involve the transformation of health care delivery systems. Awards are made to successful applicant institutions to support one identified individual junior faculty (Project Director) for the five-year award.
The purpose of this program is to strengthen the primary care workforce by supporting the academic career development of dental faculty [Doctors of Dental Surgery (DDS), Doctors of Dental Medicine (DMD), Dental Hygienists (DH)] who teach primary care dentistry (general dentistry, pediatric dentistry or dental public health) and primary care physicians (MD, DO) via a collaborative project between department(s) of general, pediatric or public health dentistry and a department of primary care medicine (family medicine, general pediatrics, general internal medicine). Awards are made to successful applicant institutions to strengthen the primary care workforce by supporting the academic career of faculty who teach primary care dentistry (general dentistry, pediatric dentistry or dental public health) or focus their teaching on the integration of oral health in family medicine, general internal medicine or general pediatrics.
The goal of Dental Clinician Educator Career Development Program is to provide career development awards to applicant organizations to:
- Support a single junior primary care faculty member, the Project Director’s (PD) career development as a future clinician educator faculty and leader in primary care dentistry; and
- Fund Project Director’s innovative project involving the transformation of health care delivery systems.
The objectives of the Dental Clinician Educator Career Development Program are to support the development of a single primary care faculty, the Project Director (PD), to enable them to sustain their academic career and support the transformation of health care delivery systems. At the completion of the period of performance, PDs will have:
- Implemented a career development plan and innovative project that will position the PD to be a clinician educator, prepared for an academic career teaching in primary care dentistry or teaching oral health in a primary care medical training program;
- Built the pedagogical skills to enhance their teaching of primary care dentistry/medicine and interprofessional team-based care in didactic and clinical courses for health professional students and residents;
- Acquired the ability to evaluate the effectiveness of their teaching activities;
- Obtained the ability to advance the provision of oral health care within agefriendly health systems that assess and address the social determinants of health, health disparities and health inequities;
- Become role models for predoctoral and postdoctoral trainees including those from diverse backgrounds (sex, sexual orientation and gender identity, race, ethnicity, nationality, religion, age, cultural background, socio-economic status, disability, and language) to pursue careers as primary care providers for underserved and vulnerable populations and/or as academics; and
- Advanced their skills and institutional support to develop and publish manuscripts in peer review journals and apply for award support.
- HRSA estimates approximately $1,500,000 to be available annually to fund eight recipients. The actual amount available will not be determined until enactment of the final FY 2022 federal appropriation. You may apply for a ceiling amount of up to $187,500 total cost (includes both direct and indirect) costs) per year.
- The period of performance is July 1, 2022 through June 30, 2027 (5 years). Funding beyond the first year is subject to the availability of appropriated funds for the Dental Clinician Educator Career Development Program in subsequent fiscal years, satisfactory progress, and a decision that continued funding is in the best interest of the Federal Government.
Eligible applicant organizations include domestic accredited schools of dentistry, public or private nonprofit hospitals, or public or private nonprofit entities which the Secretary has determined are capable of carrying out such grant or contract such as an academic health center which holds its own accreditation for a primary care dental residency program. See 42 U.S.C. § 293k-2(a)(1) (Section 748(a)(1) of the Public Health Service Act). Domestic faith-based and community-based organizations federally recognized Indian tribes and tribal organizations are also eligible to apply, if otherwise eligible.
For more information, visit Grants.gov.