Status

This opportunity is still open. If interested in submitting, please contact Karen Drew (x4824) as soon as possible.

Deadlines
  • Internal: 10/04/2019
  • Proposal: 11/13/2019

Funding

  • Duration: Up to 5 years

Scope

The Institutional Research and Academic Career Development Award (IRACDA) Program provides support for a mentored postdoctoral research experience at a research-intensive institution combined with an opportunity to develop critical teaching and mentoring skills at a teaching-intensive partner institution with a diverse student population.  Accordingly, the IRACDA program requires effective partnerships between a research-intensive institution and a teaching-intensive partner institution that has a historical mission or a demonstrated commitment to educating students from groups underrepresented in the biomedical research workforce.

The primary goal of the IRACDA program is to develop a diverse 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 the IRACDA program is to benefit the teaching-intensive partner institutions, e.g., 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; and/or bringing expertise with state-of-the-art research methods and technologies.

This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) does not allow appointed scholars to lead an independent clinical trial but does allow them to obtain research experience in a clinical trial led by a mentor or co-mentor.

Eligibility & Submission Requirements

Only one application per institution is allowed. An institution may hold only one IRACDA grant award. If interested in submitting, please contact Karen Drew (x4824) as soon as possible and submit CV and a 2 page pre-proposal following the NU Procedure for Programs with Limited Submissions.

Contact Information

Scientific/Research Contact(s):

Mercedes Rubio, Ph.D.
National Institutes of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS)
Email: mailto:mercedes.rubio@nih.gov

Desirée L. Salazar, Ph.D.
National Institutes of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS)
Email: desiree.salazar@nih.gov