NIH PAR-13-290 – INSTITUTIONAL RESEARCH AND ACADEMIC CAREER DEVELOPMENT AWARDS (IRACDA) (K12)
Nomination per School: One (Proposals may not be submitted directly by the PI; nominations are submitted by the School’s Research Dean’s Office.)
Internal Deadline: September 16, 2013
External Deadline: October 2, 2013
Budget: Application budgets are not limited, but need to reflect the actual needs of the proposed project.
Award Project Period: The maximum period is five years
Type: New, Renewal, Resubmission
Anticipated Amount: 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.
Materials to Office of Research: Single Page Proposal Summary (0.5” margins; single-spaced; font type: Arial, Helvetica, or Georgia typeface; font size: 11 pt). CV– 4 pages max.
Link to Award: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-13-290.html
Purpose: 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 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.
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).