University of Southern California

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NIH PAR-13-290 – INSTITUTIONAL RESEARCH AND ACADEMIC CAREER DEVELOPMENT AWARDS (IRACDA) (K12)

Slots:       One                                                      
Nomination per School:       One  (Proposals may not be submitted directly by the PI; nominations are submitted by the School’s Research Dean’s Office.)   

LOI:          N/A                       
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 Information:
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:

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).