The College of Dentistry is dedicated to providing opportunities for both students and faculty to participate in scholarly research. The Office of Research offers resources and guidance to those seeking research experiences or need assistance with contract and grant administration.
The Office of Research sponsors several research support programs and funding opportunities:
- Funding opportunities: seed grants for faculty and students
- Research seminars
- Research committee and faculty researcher’s quarterly meeting
- Student programs
- Annual Research Day is Spring Synergy
The Office of Research maintains a comprehensive list of UFCD faculty and their research interests. The list is a useful resource for students seeking mentors or other faculty seeking interdisciplinary collaborations.
The Office of Research provides services and support necessary to the mission of the college. In order to facilitate research endeavors, the office is charged with administrative oversight of all sponsored research funding, including:
- Support for pre-award and proposal submissions,
- Financial management for contracts and grants
- Assistance with compliance requirements
The college’s clinical research endeavors encompass areas such as: patient care, disease prevention, oral/microbiology, biomaterials, and immunology. The college continues to focus on identifying service areas that provide resources for clinical and translational research needs in the community.
The College of Dentistry hosts several research centers, many are interdisciplinary in nature. In addition, the university and Academic Health Center provide numerous core facilities available to all university researchers.
Research administration can be complex, especially in an academic environment; thus, training is essential to everyone who is either conducting or administering research. Gaining access to specific research resources may require training prior to starting a research project.
For the College of Dentistry, the NIH is the primary source of sponsored research funding. These links assist with funding searches, federal policies and procedures, electronic research administration and the latest news from the NIH.
Additional information and resources for research programs and administration.