IRACDA at the University of Chicago

Welcome to the University of Chicago IRACDA website

2022 UChicago National Postdoc Appreciation Week Picnic

The Institutional Research and Academic Career Development Award (IRACDA) is an opportunity for University of Chicago postdocs to combine a high-quality research experience with a mentored teaching and training experience at two local partner institutions. Participants will work with a faculty Research Mentor at the University of Chicago, where they will develop research-related skills and faculty Teaching Mentors at partner institutions, where they will experience classroom teaching and pedagogical training. Additional didactic activities and training are also part of a specialized curriculum through the Institute for Future Academics.

The IRACDA application for 2024 is now open!  Please see our Application Procedure tab for the application links and more information.  Any questions can be addressed to  We look forward to hearing from you!

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