During the first year of training, fellows will develop a significant research project with biomedical relevance and will engage in a number of forums to enhance their scientific development including attending a seminar series in their department or presenting a research talk to the IRACDA faculty directors and fellows annually.
Fellows will present a research poster at the Annual National IRACDA Conference and attend one Ethical Challenges of Research and EPIC Bootcamp offered by the Office of Postdoctoral Scholars Affairs.
Fellows will continue to engage in research in year 2, and are expected to start working on their first scientific research paper and to present their research at a national scientific conference in their field or a seminar at an academic institution.
Second year fellows will present a research talk to the IRACDA group and a research poster at the Annual National IRACDA Conference. Fellows are also encouraged to participate in the IRACDA Grant Writing Course in Year 2 or 3.
Fellows will also participate in the 2-day Academic Lab Management and Leadership Symposium in Year 2 or 3.
During year 3, fellows will continue to engage in research, write and submit one or two papers on their scientific research, and attend a scientific conference in their field.
Third year fellows will present a research talk to the IRACDA group and a research poster at the Annual National IRACDA Conference
Fellows are expected to have participated in the IRACDA Grant Writing Course and to write and submit a fellowship or grant by the end of the 3rd year.