Request for Information (RFI): National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research (NIDCR) Strategic Plan Fiscal Years 2020-2025

Notice Number: NOT-DE-19-009

Key Dates
Release Date: July 18, 2019
Response Date: August 15, 2019

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National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research (NIDCR)



The National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research (NIDCR) is drafting its Strategic Plan for Fiscal Years (FY) 2020-2025 to help guide the research it supports over the next six years. NIDCR 2030 established five priority areas and accompanying goals, which we’re now using to organize the 2020-2025 Strategic Plan. Our priority areas and draft goals can be seen at

The NIDCR mission is to improve the health of the nation through investments in research focused on dental, oral, and craniofacial (DOC) diseases including caries, periodontal disease, cancers, orofacial pain, craniofacial disorders, salivary gland disorders, rare diseases, and oral manifestations of systemic diseases.

In 2017, NIDCR launched NIDCR 2030, a visioning initiative in which we imagined a future where DOC health and diseases are understood in the context of the whole body, and research transforms how we promote health, treat disease, and overcome health disparities. To get us there, NIDCR needs your help in developing our 2020-2025 Strategic Plan.

Information Requested

NIDCR invites researchers in academia and industry, health care professionals, patient advocates and health advocacy organizations, scientific or professional organizations, Federal agencies, and other interested members of the public to provide feedback on NIDCR’s next strategic plan.

How to Submit a Response

Please visit our website to view the priority areas and provide your feedback electronically:

To ensure consideration, responses must be received by August 15, 2019.


Please direct all inquiries to:

D. Jonathan Horsford, Ph.D.
National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research (NIDCR)
Telephone: 301-451-6845