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Faculty Development

Resources for enhancing one's academic career

UCSF and the School of Dentistry have many resources to help you further your research and advance your teaching skills, including faculty presentations, mentorship and listings of funding opportunities.

Advancing Your Career at UCSF

Dean's Development Fund

Dean's Faculty Development Funds provide support for attending or presenting to meetings of national or regional professional societies.

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Faculty Mentoring Program

New and junior School of Dentistry faculty are paired with senior faculty for career guidance and support in their pursuit of a successful and satisfying career at UCSF.

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Faculty Teaching Resources

Develop and improve your teaching skills through the Teaching Observation Program and Teach for UCSF.

Teaching Observation Program Teach for UCSF

Funding Opportunities

Resource Allocation Program (RAP). RAP is a campuswide program that coordinates intramural research funding opportunities for UCSF. Submission deadline for the spring 2020 cycle is March 2. Details and application.

CTSI Pilot Award for Prevention and Treatment of Opioid Usse Disorders Of particular interest are projects that will generate preliminary data needed to develop clinical trials or population-based community interventions. Projects should be relevant to to these broad areas related to opioids: pain management; standard of care and opioid prescribing patterns; improving prevention or treatment of opioid misuse and addiction; and the intersection of pain and addition. Details and application.

Developing Measures of Shred Decision Making (R01, PA-16-424). Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. Standard application due dates apply. Expiration date: Feb. 5, 2022.

Program Announcements from NIH

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Additional Opportunities for Faculty Development


Teaching Scholars Program: An intensive seminar series, along with mentored projects, culminates in a presentation of published scholarly article focused on UCSF curriculum development or educational research.

Center for Faculty Educators' Educational Skills Workshops: Free workshops on a wide range of topics, from foundational educational skills to clinical teaching to interprofessional learning opportunities and more.

Clinical Translational Science Institute (CTSI) Consultation Services: Expert advice for researchers at every stage of a study.

CTSI Summer Clinical Research Workshop: Four courses designed to train emerging scientists in the skills necessary to create a sound clinical research protocol, collect and manage clinical research data and explore research data.

CTSI Advanced Training in Clinical Research: A four-quarter program of rigorous training in the methods and conduct of clinical research.

UCSF Faculty Leadership Collaborative: Leadership training for faculty members conducted by the Coro Center of Civic Leadership.

PIPE Interprofessional Teaching Observation Program (iTOP). Trained observers help educators gain confidence and skills to succeed in a variety of interprofessional education settings.


Harvard Macy Institute: A continuing professional development program that brings together diverse perspectives to foster innovation in health care education.

American Dental Association (ADA) Center for Evidence-Based Dentistry: Workshops and a conference for educators and clinicians.

Executive Leadership in Academic Medicine (ELAM): A yearlong part-time fellowship for women faculty.

American Dental Education Association (ADEA) Leadership Institute: A yearlong program to develop future leaders in dental and higher education.

ADEA Summer Program for Emerging Academic Leaders: A yearlong fellowship, beginning with an onsite summer retreat, that culminates in a research project that highlights emerging trends in academic dentistry.

ADEA Allied Dental Faculty Leadership Development Program: A four-day program that focuses on leadership, team building, negotiation and conflict management, mentoring and more.

IADR/AADR/CADR Annual Meeting: The International Association for Dental Research-sponsored features clinical research workshops and exhibitions.

Academy for Academic Leadership (AAL) Compass Program for Academic Advancement: An online course presenting a variety of non-teaching skills and strategies, including on conducting research, grant writing, publishing articles and reports, and career planning.

ADEA/AAL Institute for Teaching and Learning: A training program from the ADEA and the Academy for Academic Leadership for full- and part-time health professions educators and private practitioners transitioning to academic careers.

ADEA/Colgate/AAL Institute for Allied Health Educators: Online courses on calibrating faculty and managing curriculum.

Chairs and Academic Administrators Management Program (CAAMP): A three-day interactive program to develop skills necessary to lead an academic department or program.



Harold S. Luft Award for Mentoring: Given to a senior UCSF faculty member who inspire and stimulate their mentees to do their best work, expand mentees' ways of thinking by fostering an appreciation of different points of view, develop career opportunities for mentees, create communities of learners and maintain lifelong contact with mentees, and serve as a role model in leadership, professionalism, integrity and life balance.

American Association for Dental Research/International Association for Dental Research (AADR/IADR)

AADR William B. Clark Fellowship: Support for clinical research in periodontology.

AADR Irwin D. Mandel Distinguished Mentoring Award: Recognition for outstanding efforts to promote research training and career development of students, trainees and junior faculty.

IADR Toshio Nakao Fellowship: Support for young investigators in dental materials science.

IADR E.W. Borrow Memorial Award: Recognition for originality and achievement in the field of oral health promotion in children.

IADR Distinguished Service Award: Presented to a member of IADR for outstanding instances of service to the organization or for distinguished service over a period of time.

American Dental Education Association (ADEA)

ADEA/ADEAGies Foundation Education Fellowship: A two to three-month fellowship at the ADEA office in Washington, DC, to work with ADEA staff on such issues as faculty recruitment, development and retention, leadership development, accreditation and licensure and others.

ADEA/Colgate-Palmolive Co. Excellence in Teaching Award Given to dental educators who demonstrate exemplary standards and promote excellence in dental education through scholarship and innovation.

ADEA/ADEA Council of Students, Residents, and Fellows/Colgate-Palmolive C. Junior Faculty Award: Awarded for excellence in teaching, research, and service and a commitment to dental education.

ADEA Awards That Support Participation in the ADEA Leadership Institute

ADEA/Colgate-Palmolive Co./National Dental Association Dr. Jeanne Sinkford Scholarship: A $15,000 award for a dental educator who promotes equity, diversity and inclusion toward the institute's tuition and fees.

ADEA/Sunstar Americas, Inc./Harry W. Bruce, Jr. Legislative Fellowship: A three-month fellowship in Washington, DC, for faculty and administrators interested in working with ADEA governmental relations staff developing policy, writing position papers and testimony, and educating members of Congress on issues of importance to dental education.

ADEA/American Association of Endodontists Foundation Scholar in the ADEA Leadership Institute: A $25,000 stipend to support an endodontist's participation in the institute.

California Dental Association (CDA)

CDA/Dugoni Faculty Award: Recognizes exceptional leadership, innovation, collaboration, compassion, philanthropic spirit and integrity in dental education.

CDA Foundation Humanitarian Award: Recognizes California dentists who have distinguished themselves through a lifetime of outstanding, unselfish leadership and contributions to fellow humans in the field of dentistry.