Welcome to the IRACDA NY-CAPS Post Doctoral Program
The New York State Consortium for the Advancement of Postdoctoral Scholars (NY-CAPS) at Stony Brook University is a National Institutes of Health-sponsored Institutional Research and Academic Career Development Award (IRACDA). This program is supported by the National Institute of General Medical Sciences' Division of Training, Workforce Development and Diversity. NY-CAPS is administered here at Stony Brook through the Center for Inclusive Education, in collaboration with the Graduate School, the Office of Postdoctoral Affairs and programs in the biomedical and biological sciences.
The IRACDA NY-CAPS program is a rigorous three-year postdoctoral fellowship designed to provide balanced, mentored training in research, teaching and professional development for postdoctoral fellows seeking to pursue highly productive academic careers as Scholar-Teacher-Researchers. Through a blended model of research and teaching, NY-CAPS Postdoctoral Scholars receive
- mentored training in research
- a diversity of pedagogic training
- practical exposure to a range of academic institutions
- teaching experiences at one of the three Partner Institutions
NY-CAPS is a collaboration built upon a fifteen-year relationship among four institutions:
- Stony Brook University, serving as NY-CAPS’ research-intensive academic center, and
- Three NY-CAPS Partner Institutions that serve underrepresented students:
IRACDA NY-CAPS Postdoctoral Scholars bring cutting-edge innovation and research-focused models of undergraduate education into the NY-CAPS classrooms of these colleges, helping to address the severe under-representation of minority populations pursuing research careers in the biomedical sciences in the United States.
Thinking of becoming an IRACDA NY-CAPS Scholar?Click here for more information and our application.