Notice of Clarification of Definition of "clinical specialty training" for PAR-09-256 NIDCR Dentist Scientist Pathway to Independence Award (K99/R00)

Notice Number:  NOT-DE-10-004

Key Dates

Release Date:   October 7, 2010

Issued by

National Institute on Dental and Craniofacial Research (NIDCR)


The purpose of this notice is to clarify the definition of "clinical dental specialty training" in PAR-09-256, NIDCR Dentist Scientist Pathway to Independence Award (K99/R00).  Only specialties recognized by the Council on Dental Education of the American Dental Association will be permitted during the R00 phase.  These specialties include:  Dental Public Health, Endodontics, Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology, Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics, Pediatric Dentistry, Periodontics, and Prosthodontics.   

In the initial K99/R00 application, applicants who propose clinical specialty training during the R00 phase must identify which specialty he/she plans to pursue and how certification in that specialty relates to and will enhance the path towards an independent research career.  Institutional commitment for clinical specialty training is not necessary in the K99/R00 application.  Upon activation of the R00 phase, each awardee will be required to provide institutional assurance that specialty training will be constructed so that clinical activities will occupy no more than the equivalent of 3 calendar person months (i.e. 25% effort) each year and that the specialty training program will be provided in-kind by the sponsoring institution.


Please direct all inquiries to:

Leslie A. Frieden, PhD 
Extramural Training Officer, Research Training and Career Development Branch
National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research
6701 Democracy, Room 688
Bethesda, MD 20892
Phone:  301-496-4263
Fax:  301-402-7033

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