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Institutional Research and Academic Career Development Award (IRACDA) Post-Doctoral Program

The IRACDA program is a NIH supported program that provides 3 years of support to fellows in various science research fields. The IRACDA program assists in the training of post-doctoral fellows in preparation for research and teaching careers in academia. The goals of the program are to enhance research skills by providing mentored research experiences while developing teaching skills through assignments that promote the advancement of under-represented minorities.

Benefits of the IRACDA Program

The KU/Haskell Indian Nations University IRACDA Program provides post-doctoral fellows with…

  • An extensive mentored research experience with one of twenty KU faculty mentors
  • An unique teaching opportunity at Haskell Indian Nations University, a local four-year tribal college
  • Professional development opportunities, including grant writing workshops and science publishing workshops
  • Three years of financial support, including benefits
  • An allowance for research supplies and travel
  • An unique opportunity to contribute to diversity in the sciences

This site was made possible by NIH Grant #K12GM63651 from the National Institute of General Medical Science (NIGMS). Its contents are solely the responsibility of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official views of NIH.


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Nearly $290 million in financial aid annually
46 nationally ranked graduate programs.
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Top 50 nationwide for size of library collection.
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