Applying to Tufts IRACDA
We are looking for scholars who are passionate about research, want to develop skills critical for an academic research career and to gain experience with innovative teaching practices, and are committed to increasing diversity in the academic environment.
Applicants must be American citizens or permanent residents at the time of their appointment to the program.
We are currently accepting applications on a rolling review basis for the first year of the Tufts IRACDA program. The application deadline for this fall is November 30, 2019 with admission on a rolling basis. The application deadline for next year (Fall 2020) is March 1, 2020. The NIH and Tufts IRACDA encourage applications from those currently under-represented in biomedical research as defined by the NIH. Currently, these include, but are not limited to African-Americans, Hispanics, Native Americans, Pacific Islanders, people with disabilities and members of groups that are economically or socially disadvantaged.
Applicants are strongly encouraged to identify the research mentor prior to the application process, and to discuss this choice with the Program Director. Candidates may also apply to Tufts IRACDA without having designated a mentor by the application deadline and work with the Program Director to select someone appropriate for their research interests. In the 2020 cycle these applications will be reviewed only if a mentor has been finalized by the time of the Advisory Committee meeting, which is typically about three weeks after the application deadline of March 1, or if positions open up later in the year.
The Advisory Committee of the Tufts IRACDA will review all applications and select scholars for appointment. Commitment to the goals of the program, strong academic and research credentials and interest in teaching, mentoring and active citizenship are important criteria used in the selection process. The research and training experience of the research mentor are also considered.
Contact the program if you have additional questions.