NIH-Funded Training Opportunities

T90/R90 Program

The T90/R90 research training program is an NIDCR-Institutional Training Program aimed to develop a Dental and Craniofacial Research Workforce at the UCLA School of Dentistry. The T90/R90 program is committed to supporting pre-doctoral and postdoctoral research training as a means to help ensure that a diverse and highly trained workforce is available to address the nation’s health related needs in dental, oral, and craniofacial research. This NIDCR program is designed in recognition of the need to develop a cadre of highly qualified independent scientists who can successfully address basic, behavioral, and clinical research questions to improve oral, dental, and craniofacial health. Trainees are required to pursue full-time research training.

The objective of the UCLA T90/R90 program is to provide training for basic, translational and clinical scientists to enable them to pursue careers in oral health research. The T90/R90 program focuses on the development of research-committed dentist-scientists and oral health-researchers for academic careers in the challenging NIH funding environment. In addition we have integrated a number of valuable and synergistic features towards fulfilling the goal of enhancing scientific transition of dentist-scientists and oral health-researchers to independent investigators. These include an integrative systemic and interlocked training program in oral, dental and craniofacial research and stellar mentorship of dentist-scientists and oral health-researchers.

Other Opportunities

For questions about NIH Ruth L. Kirschstein NRSA Individual Fellowship Awards (F awards). For questions about NIH Career Development Award (K awards).

If you are interesting in applying to these or other extramurally funded awards, please contact Jiali Sha at (310) 825-6401 or