Notice of Temporary Extension of Eligibility for the NIDCR Dual Degree Dentist Scientist Pathway to Independence Award (K99/R00)
Notice Number:
NOT-DE-20-031

Key Dates

Release Date:

August 20, 2020

Related Announcements

PAR-19-144 - NIDCR Dual Degree Dentist Scientist Pathway to Independence Award (K99/R00 Independent Clinical Trial Not Allowed)

PAR-18-432 - NIDCR Dual Degree Dentist Scientist Pathway to Independence Award (K99/R00-Clinical Trial Required)

PAR-19-141 - NIDCR Dual Degree Dentist Scientist Pathway to Independence Award (K99/R00 Independent Basic Experimental Studies With Humans Required

Issued by

National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research (NIDCR)

Purpose

Under normal circumstances, eligible applicants to the NIDCR Dual Degree Dentist Scientist Pathway to Independence award programs must have both a clinical dental (DDS/DMD) and research (PhD) degree and no more than four years of postdoctoral research experience since the most recent doctoral degree. The purpose of this notice is to inform dual degree dentist scientists that due to disruptions caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, NIDCR will be providing up to a two-receipt cycle extension (roughly eight additional months) of eligibility for prospective applicants meeting the requirements for submission of a K99/R00 application from the time period covered by the June/July 2020 due dates through the February/March 2021 due dates. Individuals applying to the NIH Pathway to Independence Award Program (Parent K99/R00) should refer to NOT-OD-20-158 regarding COVID-19 related eligibility extension.

Implementation

For eligible applicants submitting new or resubmission applications, the two-receipt cycle extension will be automatically accepted by the NIDCR; no additional documentation is required.

To aid potential applicants in determining whether they are eligible for the extension, the following examples are provided:

Example 1: For individuals whose eligibility ended with the June/July 12, 2020 due dates, the temporary extension would allow them to apply for the NIDCR Dual Degree Dentist Scientist Pathway to Independence Award (K99/R00) in October/November 2020 or February/March 2021.

Example 2: For individuals whose eligibility would normally end with October/November 12, 2020 due dates, the temporary extension would allow them to apply in February/March 2021 or June/July 2021.

Example 3: For individuals whose eligibility would normally end with February/March 12, 2021 due dates, the temporary extension would allow them to apply in June/July 2021 or October/November 2021.

Prospective K99 applicants who wish to receive non-COVID-related extensions (such as those for childbirth, adoption, family leave, etc.) must continue to provide relevant documentation.

Inquiries

Please direct all inquiries to:

Leslie A. Frieden, PhD
National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research (NIDCR)
Telephone: (301) 496-4263
Email: leslie.frieden@nih.gov


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