Limited Submission Programs - NIH - Institutional Research and Academic Career Development Awards (IRACDA)

Summary of Opportunity
NIH - Institutional Research and Academic Career Development Awards (IRACDA)
OSP Deadline 10/26/11
Funding Agency Deadline 10/31/11
Funding or Award Criteria

Program Description: 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, 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.

Please see the solicitation for complete information.

Eligibility  
Applicable Field(s)  
Number of Nominees Allowed One (1) proposal per lead institution
Required Internal Review Documents

Associate Deans or Designates should submit the following materials electronically to limitedsub@austin.utexas.edu by 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday, September 7, 2011:

  1. Dean's or ORU Director's Letter of Nomination
  2. Two page maximum lay abstract describing the aims/needs of the proposed research project.
  3. The bio sketch/CV of the UT PI

Each college may submit one (1) nomination.

Notes  
Nominee(s) Selected to Advance

Dr. Jennifer Brodbelt, Chemistry and Biochemistry

Posting Date 08/28/2011