About Us

The IRACDA Program at UCLA

We are part of the NIH IRACDA program. Among all the IRACDA participating institutions, IRACDA@UCLA has its unique strengthS and features.


  • IRACDA@UCLA is a research and teaching postdoctoral fellowship program at UCLA funded by NIH with fellowship support up of to three years of postdoctoral salary
  • The program combines a traditional bioscience research-focused postdoc training with training in teaching and professional development directed towards a faculty career
  • Fellows receive teaching training and experience focused on undergraduates underrepresented in STEM education
  • We can help match applicants with UCLA faculty mentors for their research training
  • Participation in this program makes fellows more attractive candidates for faculty positions

Why choose IRACDA@UCLA?

  • UCLA is top research university with stellar resources and training
  • More than half of our former trainees successfully landed tenure-eligible faculty positions; 100% are in rewarding careers in bioscience research or teaching
  • Fellows have a built-in community and receive support and mentorship throughout their postdoc and beyond
  • Favorably located at beautiful West Los Angeles