Clinical and Dental Education Research Pilot Grants
The University of Iowa College of Dentistry Clinical/Dental Education Research Initiative Support Program (CRISP) accepts applications on a rolling basis. The program is intended to provide support for faculty who have a specific clinical or dental education research question. The support includes, but is not limited to:
Collecting data for a peer-reviewed publication or for grant applications for external funding such as industry, foundations, or government awards;
Paying the costs of extensive data acquisition or core facility services, such as BigMouth data expense;
Covering the cost of short-term research assistant support;
Purchasing equipment or supplies necessary to address the clinical or dental education questions; and
Covering the cost of expanding the study design for answering the clinical or dental education question to include external sites.
Support for each awardee will be up to $5,000. Exceptions to this limit may be considered on a case by case basis when accompanied by exceptional justification.
This program is in addition to the University of Iowa College of Dentistry Seed Grant Program that has been in place for the last two years and will continue. The primary goal of the COD Seed Grant Program is to fund the generation of preliminary data that will make major external grant applications more competitive.
The success of this program is fundamental for ensuring the clinical application and translational impact of our research initiatives.
“The college's investment in clinical and dental education research ensures that we will remain a leader in translational, clinical, and dental education research,” said Associate Dean Xie.
Because of the college’s commitment to its research mission, the College of Dentistry recently became ranked 10th in the country, and 2nd in the Big 10, with over $6.4M in National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research (NIDCR) funding.
Previous CRISP Awardees
Jeffrey A. Banas
PhD, Professor, Department of Pediatric Dentistry and Iowa Institute for Oral Health Research
DMD, PhD, Associate Professor and Graduate Program Director of Orthodontics, and Director, Clinical Research Office
DDS, PhD, Associate Professor and Chair, Department of Operative Dentistry