Opportunity PAR-06-470

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Opportunity PAR-06-470: -The Minority Opportunities in Research (MORE) Division of NIGMS re-announces the Institutional Research and Academic Career Development Award (IRACDA) Initiative, which seeks to combine mentored postdoctoral research at a research-intensive institution with an opportunity for candidates to develop teaching skills through mentored assignments at a Minority Serving Institution. -Because the nature and scope of the proposed research will vary from application to application, it is anticipated that the size and duration of each award will also vary. The total amount awarded and the number of awards will depend upon the numbers, quality, duration, and costs of the applications received. -This funding opportunity will use the Institutional Research and Academic Career Development Award (K12) award mechanism.
Federal Grant Title: Opportunity PAR-06-470
Federal Agency Name: National Institutes of Health
Grant Categories: Health
Type of Opportunity: Discretionary
Funding Opportunity Number: PAR-06-470
Type of Funding: Grant
CFDA Numbers: 93.859
CFDA Descriptions: Biomedical Research and Research Training
Current Application Deadline: Jan 07, 2010 Multi
Original Application Deadline: Jan 07, 2010 Multi
Posted Date: Jun 16, 2006
Creation Date: Dec 10, 2008
Archive Date: Feb 07, 2010
Total Program Funding:
Maximum Federal Grant Award: $500,000
Minimum Federal Grant Award:
Expected Number of Awards: 2
Cost Sharing or Matching: No
Applicants Eligible for this Grant
Public and State controlled institutions of higher education - Nonprofits having a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education - Nonprofits that do not have a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education - Private institutions of higher education - For profit organizations other than small businesses - Others (see text field entitled "Additional Information on Eligibility" for clarification)
Additional Information on Eligibility
Foreign institutions are not eligible to apply. This initiative encourages innovative solutions to the problems of attracting and training postdoctoral candidates in both research and academic skills, and also of increasing opportunities for students at MSIs. Applicant institutions therefore have wide latitude in the design of the program. However, career development activities, which should last two to three years, must include the following components: 1) A research experience typical of other competitive postdoctoral opportunities. The research mentor will sponsor and oversee the proposed research development program and will ensure that the candidate receives the proper experience for a future research career. The mentor is expected to be a collaborator on the candidate's research project. However, the candidate may conduct collaborative research with other experienced researchers, subject to approval of the mentor. 2) A mentored teaching experience, the practicum of which will take place at a MSI. Approximately 25% of the effort must be spent on this activity, the timing of which may be flexible over the duration of the award. The activity must emphasize modern pedagogy. The teaching mentor will sponsor and oversee the proposed academic development program and will ensure that the candidate receives the proper experience for the future academic career. 3) Other mentored and/or didactic experiences to improve problem solving or management skills deemed important for an individual to prosper in an academic research environment. 4) Flexibility in program design may include flexibility in scheduling. For example, a plan might involve large blocks of time devoted to research separated by a large block of time devoted to teaching (e.g., research for one year, teach for one year, research for one year). Alternatively, for institutions in close proximity, the teaching may represent a 25% effort throughout the award. 5) Combining research and teaching in a single career development program offers certain challenges. Designing a program that moves a postdoctoral candidate between partners of a consortium offers other challenges. A strong application will evidence a solid working relationship among partners of the consortium and will include plans that anticipate and mitigate the challenges. It should involve all partners in the planning and execution of the elements of the career development program.
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