Funding Opportunity

Pitt Deadline: April 4, 2016 NIH Deadline: September 19, 2016 On behalf of Dr. Mark Redfern, Vice Provost for Research, The University of Pittsburgh may submit one (1) proposal to the NIH – NIGMS Institutional Research and Academic Career Development Award (IRACDA) Program (IRACDA) (K12) PAR-16-03. The IRACDA mechanism provides support for the design of a creative and innovative research career development program that combines a traditional mentored research experience at an RII with an opportunity to develop teaching and other academic skills, such as problem solving, communication, time management, and grant writing, as well as opportunities for career development through workshops and mentored assignments at a partner institution. The program promotes effective partnership between an RII and partner institution(s), and encourages innovative solutions to the problems of attracting and training postdoctoral candidates in both research and academic skills and of increasing educational opportunities for students at partner institutions Because of a limit placed on the number of submissions (1 per university), and to also allow enough time for the internal review screening and selection process, and subsequent preparation of the required Letter of Intent, interested faculty should submit the following to the University’s internal competition portal, Competition Space: (1) a description of the proposed program (1-2 pages), (2) CV or Biosketch for lead PI Please Note: Dr. Mark Redfern will make the final determination on the eligibility, and relevance of multiple proposals submitted internally from separate schools/entities to ultimately go forward with full submissions. Questions regarding this funding opportunity or the internal competition process should be directed to Ryan Champagne: or 412.624.7410


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