Notice of Temporary Extension of Eligibility for the NIDCR Dual Degree Dentist Scientist Pathway to Independence Award (K99/R00)

NOT-DE-20-031 announces that the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research (NIDCR) will provide up to a two-receipt cycle extension (roughly 8 months) of eligibility to applicants for the Dual Degree Dentist Scientist Pathway to Independence Award (K99/R00) due to disruptions caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Applicants must have both a clinical dental (DDS/DMD) and research (PhD) degree and no more than 4 years of postdoctoral research experience since their most recent doctoral degree to meet submission requirements for this award during the period covered by the June/July 2020 due dates through the February/March 2021 due dates.

Examples:

  • If an individual’s eligibility ended with the June/July 12, 2020 due dates, the extension would allow them to submit for the October/November 2020 or February/March 2021 due dates.
  • If an individual’s eligibility ends with the October/November 12, 2020 due dates, the extension will allow them to apply for the February/March 2021 or the June/July 2021 due dates.
  • If an individual’s eligibility will end with the February/March 12, 2021 due dates the extension will allow them to apply in June/July 2021 or October/November 2021.

Reminders:

  • Individuals applying for the NIH Pathway to Independence (Parent K99/R00) should refer to NOT-OD-20-158.
  • K99 applicants who wish to receive non-COVID-related extensions, (e.g. for childbirth, adoption, family leave, etc.) must continue to provide relevant documentation.

Please direct inquiries to Leslie A. Frieden, PhD at [email protected].