University of Southern California


PAR-16-103: Institutional Research and Academic Career Development Awards (IRACDA) (K12)

Slots:                                                     1                             

LOI:                                                       N/A       

Internal Deadline:                          Contact the Office of Research if interested.

External Deadline:                          September 19, 2018, 5pm

Award Information:                        Type:  Grant

Estimated Number of Awards: The number of awards is contingent upon NIH appropriations and the submission of a sufficient number of meritorious applications.

Anticipated Amount: Application budgets are not limited, but need to reflect the actual needs of the proposed project.

Submission Process:                     PIs must submit their application as a Limited Submission through the Office of Research Application Portal:

Materials to submit:

Link to Award:                        

Who May Serve as PI:                    Standard NIH requirements.


The primary goals of the IRACDA program are to (1) develop a group of highly trained biomedical scientists who have the necessary knowledge and skills to pursue independent research and teaching careers in academia; and (2) enhance science educational offerings at partner institutions, and promote links between RIIs and partner institutions through research and teaching collaborations. The specific objectives of this initiative are to:

The overall goal of NIH Research Career Development programs is to help ensure that a diverse pool of highly trained scientists is available in appropriate scientific disciplines to address the Nation’s biomedical, behavioral, and clinical needs.  More information about Career programs may be found at the NIH Extramural Training Mechanisms website.

The proposed institutional research career development program may complement other, ongoing research training and career development programs at the applicant institution, but the proposed career development experiences must be distinct from those career development programs currently receiving Federal support.

Visit our Institutionally Limited Submission webpage for updates and other announcements.