Funding Opportunity: Institutional Research and Academic Career Development Awards (IRACDA) Program


We’re pleased to announce that the Institutional Research and Academic Career Development Awards (IRACDA) (K12) funding opportunity announcement (PAR-19-366) has been reissued with some minor changes. IRACDA combines a mentored postdoctoral research experience at a research-intensive institution with an opportunity to develop critical teaching and mentoring skills at a teaching-intensive partner institution that has a diverse student population. The primary goal of the program is to develop an inclusive pool of well-trained biomedical scientists who have the necessary knowledge and skills to pursue independent academic teaching and research careers. An additional goal of IRACDA is to benefit the teaching-intensive partner institutions by:

  • Providing research-oriented early-career teachers, mentors, and role models for the students
  • Enhancing science educational offerings
  • Providing research opportunities for the faculty and students
  • Bringing expertise with state-of-the-art research methods and technologies

For additional information about the program, including a list of active programs, see the IRACDA webpage

First application receipt date: November 13, 2019
Earliest start date: July 2020

If you have questions about IRACDA, contact Mercedes Rubio or Desirée Salazar.

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