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San Diego IRACDA: Institutional Research and Academic Career Developmemt Award Program

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Academic Level:
Postdoc & Early Career

San Diego IRACDA (Institutional Research and Academic Career Development Award) is an NIH/NIGMS-sponsored program designed to provide three years of mentored, post-doctoral research experience in biomedical/biological sciences at UC San Diego, and an opportunity to develop academic skills including teaching through mentored teaching experiences at our partner institutions. The IRACDA program aims especially to develop a diverse group of highly trained biomedical scientists.

The program provides training in research, teaching, and other skills that are needed to conduct high-quality research and pursue independent research and teaching career in an academic environment. Other specific objectives are to innovate, re-design, and develop a science curriculum at minority-serving partner institutions (MSIs) and to establish links between UCSD and MSIs to promote collaborations in faculty research and student training.

Please submit the application found on the website and for any questions please contact the San Diego IRACDA Program Office at

Application Deadline: 11/1/2024

Participating Institution(s):
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University of California, San Diego (Lead)
San Diego State University
University of California, San Diego, Scripps Institution of Oceanography
University of Arizona
University of California System

Program Materials:
 • Postdoc Website this link takes you to a different website

This Program can be Described by:
Academic Disciplines:
Cellular Biology
Genetics & Genomics
Molecular Biology
Pharmaceutical Sciences
Plant Sciences
STEM Fields

Life Sciences and Medicine

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This program is funded by:
National Institute of Health (NIH)

Page last updated 5/3/2024
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