Stanford University
IRACDA Institutional Research and Academic Career Development Award

Program Overview

The Stanford-San José State University IRACDA Program has supported postdoctoral scholars in the biosciences who have a demonstrated interest in teaching, research, and supporting diversity in the STEM fields since 2011. IRACDA scholars are mentored in top-level research at Stanford while also receiving training and gaining experience in pedagogy, teaching, and mentoring at San José State University (SJSU). The program is sponsored through the Institutional Research and Academic Career Development Award (IRACDA), supported by the division of NIGMS at NIH through August, 2018. Though the program will not be continuing in the 2018-19 academic year, Stanford's Office of Postdoctoral Affairs remains committed to supporting the professional development of Stanford postdocs, including support in pedagogical training and teaching opportunities, and the IRACDA program or similar programs may be offered at Stanford in the future. 

The goals of this program are threefold:

  • to support postdoctoral scientists with an interest in teaching underrepresented minority students by providing specific skills and career development resources;
  • to facilitate links between Stanford and San José State University through collaborations in research, training, and mentoring;
  • to mentor students representing historically underrepresented populations in the sciences to encourage them to consider scientific careers.

Research conducted by IRACDA scholars must fall broadly within the scope of work eligible for funding through the National Institutes of Health.

Some of the departments participating in the IRACDA Program are:


Contact Us

John Boothroyd, Ph.D.
Stanford University

Brandon White, PhD

Program Manager:
Robin Colomb Sugiura
Stanford University

Associate Director:
Sofie Kleppner, Ph.D.
Stanford University

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