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IRACDA - Institutional Research and Academic Career Development Awards

Thursday Sep 1, 2011

The complete solicitation is here: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-11-255.html

IMPORTANT:  LIMITED SUBMISSION
 
Please disseminate to appropriate researchers in your colleges and ORUs and coordinate internal review of pre-proposals:
 
Sponsor: NIH – National Institutes of Health

Program:  PAR-11-255, Institutional Research and Academic Career Development Awards (IRACDA) (K12)
 
Limitations:  One (1) proposal per lead institution
 
NOTE: Deadline extended to October 31, 2011 per NOT-GM-11-111


***PROGRAM GUIDELINES***
The complete solicitation is here: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-11-255.html
 
 
PIs should submit the following materials electronically to apter@austin.utexas.edu by noon on September 1, 2011:

1.    Two page maximum lay abstract describing the aims of/needs for the proposed research project.
2.    Short bio sketch/CV of the UT PI
3.  (Recommended) Short endorsement from departmental chair to be incorporated into letter of nomination.
Each college may submit one (1) nomination.
 
 
***PROGRAM SYNOPSIS***
The purpose of the Institutional Research and Academic Career Development Award (IRACDA) Program is to developa diverse group of highly trained biomedical and behavioral scientists to address the Nation’s biomedical, behavioral, and clinical research needs. The program promotes consortia between research-intensive institutions (RII) and partner institutions that have a historical mission and a demonstrated commitment to the training, encouragement and assistance to students from groups 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 to develop the academic skills, including teaching, through workshops and through mentored teaching assignments of postdoctoral fellows at a partner institution. The primary goals of the IRACDA program are to (1) develop a diverse group of highly trained biomedical and behavioral scientists who have the necessary knowledge and skills to pursue research and teaching careers in academia; and (2) strengthen the overall teaching and research opportunities at partner institutions, with the expectation that it would further foster the development of the next generation of a diverse pool of scientists who are available to address the NIH’s  biomedical, behavioral, and clinical research needs.