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If you have comments or suggestions, please contact:
Sheila Brear 
Associate Dean for Academic Affairs
Last Updated: 17 February 2017
Time Sensitive Opportunities
UCSF Academic Senate Chancellor's Fund 2017  - Applications due March 1, 2017 (submit early)
ADEA Allied Dental Faculty Leadership Development Program , May 31-Jun 3, 2017 - Applications due March 1, 2017
ADEA/Colgate/AAL Institute for Allied Health Educators Series  - Module II: Advancing Educational Methods - Orientation March 22, 2017, Registration Deadline: March 24, 2017
ADEA Summer Program for Emerging Academic Leaders , July 10-14, 2017 - Applications due May, 2017
ADEA/Colgate/AAL Institute for Allied Health Educators Series  - Module III: Creating a Humanistic Educational Environment - Orientation June 7, 2017, Registration Deadline: June 9, 2017
Chairs & Academic Administrators Management Program (CAAMP)  , August 10-12, 2017 - Applications due July 14, 2017
Institute for Teaching and Learning 2017 Program  - Applications due July 28, 2017
The Dean's Faculty Development Fund
Dean's Faculty Development Funds are available to individual faculty through direct application. Please see this document  before applying. The application can be found here . If you are not sure about using this mechanism for the opportunity that you seek, please email Associate Dean Sheila Brear .
Teach for UCSF Certificate Program
Peer Observation: The School of Dentistry’s Dr. Sophia Saeed is registered as a Teaching Observer through the school of dentistry and is available to offer an observation to faculty who request this. Please contact the AME at this link to have your request considered: http://meded.ucsf.edu/cfe/teaching-observation-program 
Teach for UCSF offers members of the UCSF community a way to develop as teachers. In as little as 8 hours per year for 2-5 years, participants can advance toward completion of a certificate by choosing from an array of free UCSF Educational Skills Workshops . Currently, there are four certificate tracks:
- General Teaching: skills for teaching in a health sciences classroom setting.
- Clinical Teaching: skills for teaching in a clinical environment.
- Simulation Teaching: skills for teaching with simulation.
- Interprofessional Teaching: skills for designing and leading interprofessional education.
Funding Opportunities and Program Announcements from the NIH
Immune System Plasticity in the Pathogenesis and Treatment of Complex Dental, Oral, and Craniofacial Diseases (R01, PAR-15-192 ) (R21, PAR-15-193 ). National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research. Standard application due dates  apply. Expiration Date: September 8, 2019.
Implementation Science Research to Improve Dental, Oral, Craniofacial Health  (U01, RFA-DE-18-001). National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research. Application Due Date: February 21, 2017.
Tailoring Dental Treatment for Individuals with Systemic Diseases that Compromise Oral Health (R01, PAR-16-154 ) (R21, PAR-16-153 ). National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research. Standard application due dates  apply. Expiration Date: May 8, 2019.
Factors Underlying Differences in Female and Male Presentation for Dental, Oral, and Craniofacial Diseases and Conditions (R01, PA-16-295 ), (R21, PA-16-296 ) . National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research, National Institute on Aging, Office of Research on Women's Health. Standard application due dates  apply. Expiration date: September 8, 2019.
Institutional Training for a Dental, Oral and Craniofacial Research Workforce  (T90/R90) (PAR-15-101). National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research. Application Due Date: September 25, 2017.
New Application Instructions and Important Reminders for Appendix Sections and Post-submission Materials  - for due dates on or after January 25, 2017
NIH Implementation of Final Research Performance Progress Reports (Final RPPR)  - effective January 1, 2017
NIH Funding Opportunities now available in RSS (Really Simple News Syndication) format - see http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rss_info.htm  for details.
Links to Opportunities for Faculty Development
Harvard Macy Institute  - Enhancing Healthcare Education through Professional Development, Boston, MA. Application deadlines vary by program.
ADA Center for Evidence-Based Dentistry  - Workshops and Champions Conference
Executive Leadership in Academic Medicine  (ELAM), Drexel University, College of Medicine
AADR Annual Meeting  with Clinical Research Workshops
Links to Awards
ADEA awards that support participation in the ADEA Leadership Institute
Links to Resources
UCSF Chancellor's Council on Faculty Life  (CCFL)
AAL Network page  - Noteworthy Leadership Articles
CDA Education page 
EDUCAUSE , a nonprofit association whose mission is to advance higher education by promoting the intelligent use of information technology.
American Academy of Leadership  (AAL) page, with a listing of Faculty Development Workshops and Courses
MedEdPORTAL  is a free peer-reviewed publication service and repository for medical and oral health teaching materials, assessment tools, and faculty development resources.
Tomorrow's Professor , run by Dr. Richard Reis, Stanford University. More than 1000 postings are archived at the site.
Other Faculty Development Opportunities
Do you know of a faculty development opportunity that should be featured here? If so, please email Associate Dean Peter Sargent .
The School of Dentistry has adopted a bridge funding program to assist researchers in "bridging" a previously funded project with the anticipated re-funding of that project from extramural sources. A brief description of the project, including eligibility and review criteria, can be found here . Note that the most competitive proposals will be those seeking to bridge previously funded work where a renewal application has received promising (but unfunded) scores and where comments by reviewing agencies suggest that a re-application would be successful. This program is funded one-third each by the department, the Dean's office, and the Chancellor's office. The program is modeled after the School of Medicine's program. For additional details, go to the School of Medicine's site at School of Medicine Bridge Funding Program .
Applications should be submitted electronically as a single pdf document and should contain:
- Cover page , listing the funded project that is to be bridged,
- Biosketch and Other Support section, including past, pending, and current funding,
- Letter detailing research program, financial needs, attempts to re-establish funding, description of adverse impact of impending shortfall on research program, and plan for re-establishing funding during the bridge year (2 pages, max),
- Budget ,
- Letter of Support from the Chair of departmental source stating commitment of one-third of the value of the award, and
- Information [including summary statement, priority score, percentile and funding payline (if known)], from most recent attempt to fund the project to be bridged.
The application process is "rolling"; you may apply at any time. Applications will be reviewed by a committee consisting of the Chairs and the Associate Dean for Research. Submit the application to Associate Dean Tom Lang  electronically as a single pdf file.