Office of Grant Writing & Publications.

NIH Institutional Research and Academic Career Development Award (K12)

Office of Grant Writing & Publications

202 Jesse Hall
University of Missouri
Columbia, MO 65211

573 882-9500 phone
573 884-8371 fax

Limited Submission Announcement

The NIH Institutional Research and Academic Career Development Award (IRACDA) program will support postdoctoral candidates in their research at research intensive-institutions and in teaching assignments at minority serving institutions (MSIs). The primary objective of the research career development program is to prepare qualified individuals for careers that significantly impact the nation's research agenda. Within the framework of the program's overall commitment to excellence and projected need for investigators in particular areas of research, attention must be given to recruiting postdoctoral candidates from minority groups underrepresented nationally in the biomedical and behavioral sciences.

The objectives of this initiative are as follows:

  • to enhance research-oriented teaching at MSIs,
  • to increase or enhance the research and other skills needed in developing scientists to conduct high quality research in an academic environment,
  • to promote links between research-intensive institutions and MSIs that can lead to further collaborations in research and teaching, and
  • to increase the number of well-qualified underrepresented minority students from the partner MSIs entering competitive careers in biomedical research.

An application must be submitted on behalf of a consortium of domestic, private or public, educational institutions. The applicant institution must be the primary site of the postdoctoral research experience. A consortium must include one or more partners that are MSIs.

Because MU is limited to one application for this program, letters of intent must be submitted to the Office of Research,, no later than 4:00 p.m. Friday, June 20, 2008. Letters of intent should be limited to a 3-page summary, including 1) the immediate and long-term objectives of the program and how attainment will be measured; 2) plan to incorporate training and mentoring in research, academic and management skills into the postdoctoral experience; 3) the pool of potential scholars; and 4) the working relationship between the consortium institutions.



MU Deadline:

4:00 p.m., Friday, June 20, 2008

Sponsor Deadline:

September 22, 2008

URL for more information:

This notice is being sent to deans, directors, and chairs in life and health science disciplines. Please forward it to faculty members who may be interested.

All limited submission announcements can be tracked by deadline via the Calendar at or by announcement date via the Limited Submissions listing at