NIDCR Policy Update for the NIDCR Scholar Development and Faculty Transition Award (K22)

Notice Number: NOT-DE-05-002

Key Dates
Release Date: December 27, 2004

Issued by
National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research (NIDCR), (

This Notice regarding the NIDCR Scholar Development and Faculty Transition Award (K22) is intended to modify the purpose of the NIDCR K22 award. The original Program Announcement (PA-00-097) was released on May 24, 2000, and can be found at

The purpose of the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research K22 award is to enable promising new researchers to obtain additional mentored postdoctoral research experience and to secure a tenure line (or equivalent) position at a U.S. academic institution. This award has two phases--a Scholar Development Phase and a Faculty Transition Phase. The Scholar Development Phase provides the necessary resources to support mentored postdoctoral research training in an extramural or a National Institutes of Health (NIH) intramural laboratory for up to three years. The Faculty Transition Phase will fund the awardee's extramural research program for up to four years at an institution to which she/he has been recruited on a tenure line (or equivalent). The total number of years for both phases of the award cannot exceed five.

Beginning with the June 1, 2005, application due date, new applications must be for pursuit of both phases of this award. NIDCR will not accept applications that are only for the Faculty Transition Phase . Researchers already holding a tenure-track position will not be eligible for this award. This change is designed to move the K22 mechanism back to its original intent of helping new researchers, with no more than five years since obtaining the PhD degree, to secure a tenure-track position. All other conditions for the award remain the same.

Additional information about NIDCR career development programs can be found at


If you have questions, please contact:

Kevin S. Hardwick, DDS, MPH
Extramural Training Officer
National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research
45 Center Drive, Room 4AS13
Bethesda, MD 20892
Telephone: 301-594-2765
Fax: 301-402-7033

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