Call for Proposals!


The 2016 Cycle is Now Closed


Interprofessional Oral-Systemic Health Curricular Innovation Awards


New York University College of Nursing’s Oral Health Nursing Education and Practice (OHNEP) initiative, in partnership with National Interprofessional Initiative on Oral Health (NIIOH), announces its annual  call for proposals for the development of instructional resources to support interprofessional education and collaborative practice in oral-systemic health. 


This OHNEP program is made possible through the generous support from the DentaQuest and Washington Dental Service Foundations. 


Curriculum innovation awards will be considered for:

  • Development of oral-systemic health instructional resources for interprofessional education  in class room settings
  • Development of oral-systemic instructional resources for interprofessional education in clinical settings
  • Development of oral-systemic instructional resources for virtual interprofessional education experiences
  • Development of interprofessional oral-systemic health literacy products for consumers


All proposals must include applicants from nursing and at least one other discipline and demonstrate how a) the Smiles for Life web-based curriculum will be included as a core component of the proposed curriculum innovation and b) the oral-systemic curriculum innovation will be implemented interprofessionally.


Preference will be given to: 

  • Undergraduate (BSN & ADN) nursing programs
  • Midwifery programs across the country with no current oral health curriculum
  • Universities/organizations in the states of South Dakota, Oklahoma and Nevada
  • Universities/organizations that have not previously applied for an OHNEP award  


Accepted applicants will receive a $2,000 interprofessional curricul um  innovation development award. Four proposals will be awarded and proposals  are due July 15, 2016. 



Submit your application online at Only online applications will be accepted. 


Award Outcomes:

Completed interprofessional grant products will be disseminated through the  resources section of the OHNEP website.


The format for interprofessional oral-systemic health curricular innovations may vary, and some examples of instructional resources include case studies, simulations, standardized patient case scenarios,  service learning projects , etc.


The instructional resource is expected to:

    • Serve as a complete interprofessional teaching-learning activity
    • Include Smiles for Life: A National Oral Health Curriculum
    • Include learning objectives and outcome-based evaluation measures
    • Include oral-systemic health and  HRSA interprofessional collaborative practice competencies used to develop the teaching-learning activity
    • Teach baccalaureate , associate degree and/or midwifery  students/nurses about oral-systemic health concepts in the context of interprofessional education and/or collaborative practice
    • Includes at least one or more health professions (e.g., medicine, dental, pharmacy, nutrition, social work, etc.) in addition to nursing.
    • Demonstrate how the grant product will be integrated as an ongoing component of the curriculum for use by other faculty


Questions: Please contact Dr. Judith Haber, Executive Director, OHNEP at