group of post docs at a celebration gathering


IRACDA dinner, PDs and mentors all sit at a table


Hosted by the UCSC Institute for the Biology of Stem Cells, this program is one of 21 NIH-funded Institutional Research and Academic Career Development Award (IRACDA) programs in the nation that prepare postdocs for successful careers in academia. It is committed to promoting the well being and success of students and trainees who are historically underrepresented in biomedical research.

two students in the lab working

GAIN Program

The GAIN program is also hosted by the Institute for the Biology of Stem Cells and supports and funds UCSC postdocs, primarily in biomedical-related fields, who aim to broaden their mentoring experience. Each UCSC postdoc will mentor four undergraduate students during the CSUMB spring semester (March, April, May) and two students during 2 months of summer research.

CIRM PostDoc Students

CIRM Funding

This program provides up to two years of funding for postdocs who will work on research related to the biology of stem cells. The program focuses on career development, leadership training, and outreach activities.

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IBSC T32 Program

IBSC’s NIH/NICHD-sponsored training program will support four postdoctoral training positions each year. Fellowships are typically for two years. Research projects supported by this program need to revolve around NICHD – research focus areas.

Last modified: May 07, 2024