National Institutes of Health

NIH: Institutional Research and Academic Career Development Awards (IRACDA) (K12)

 Program Summary

The purpose of the Institutional Research and Academic Career Development Award (IRACDA) Program is to develop a diverse group of highly trained biomedical and behavioral scientists to address the Nation’s biomedical workforce needs. The strategy is to promote effective partnerships between research-intensive institutions (RII) and institutions that have a historical mission or a demonstrated commitment to educating students from diverse backgrounds underrepresented in the biomedical and behavioral research enterprise of the nation. The IRACDA program provides support for a traditional mentored postdoctoral research experience at an RII combined with an opportunity for these fellows to develop critical academic skills, including teaching, through workshops and through mentored teaching assignments at a partner institution. The primary goals of the IRACDA program are to (1) develop a group of highly trained biomedical and behavioral scientists who have the necessary knowledge and skills to pursue independent research and teaching careers in academia; and (2) strengthen and modernize science educational offerings at partner institutions, and promote links between RII and the partner institution(s). 


Only one application per institution is allowed. An institution may only hold one IRACDA award.

Award Information

Application budgets are not limited, but need to reflect the actual needs of the proposed project. The scope of the proposed project should determine the project period. The maximum period is five years.

Internal Selection Procedure
The UI Office of the Vice President for Research has established an internal review procedure to select the UI nominee.  Applications will be reviewed according to the sponsor's selection criteria.  Consideration will also be given to UI institutional strengths and strategic directions.  Potential applicants must submit, using the preselection link below, the following information.
  1. A two page CV; and 
  2. A description of the proposed project.  It should have the following elements:

The above materials must be submitted no later than 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, July 30, 2014.  The selected nominees will be asked to complete the full application package in accordance with the sponsor's deadline of Wednesday, September 24, 2014.

Proposal Due to OVPRED07/30/2014 Not open for submission deadline passed
Date Due to DSP or UIF09/17/2014
Date Due to Sponsor09/24/2014
Required LOI Due DateN/A
Non-Required LOI Due DateN/A
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