Sponsor:  National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Sponsor Program Solicitation: PAR-13-290
Funding Amount: Application budgets are not limited, but need to reflect the actual needs of the proposed project.
Duration: 5 years


Status of this Limited Submission Opportunity

Open


Deadlines

NU Pre-Proposal Deadline: 07/24/2014
Sponsor Deadline: 09/24/2014


Eligibility and Nomination Requirements

Only one application per institution is allowed. If you are interested in applying, please contact Horst Wittmann (x3836) as early as possible and by June 12, submit a 2-page pre-proposal following guidelines provided in the university’s Procedure for Programs with Limited Submissions.

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 RIIs and partner institutions. The specific objectives of this initiative are to:

  • Develop the research, teaching, and other skills of postdoctoral scholars that are needed to conduct high quality research and pursue an independent research and teaching career in an academic environment;
  • Foster the development of research-oriented science curriculum at partner institutions; and
  • Promote links between RIIs and partner institutions that can lead to further collaborations in faculty research and student training.

 


Funding Areas

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).