Graduate Division supports the efforts of Principal Investigators (PIs) applying for training grants by providing any of the following items:
Institutional Letter of Support
Matching 25% of Student Support of Grant Expenditures (stipends and tuition/fees only). For maximum 8 Trainees.
Diversity Component (Recruitment and Retention plans) and Campus Professional/Personal Development Resources for Trainees
Predoctoral Student Data Tables for Training Grants, as needed and applicable to each grant.
- Direct New Training Grant PIs to the appropriate NIH Institute & Center (IC) and assist New and Renewal grant PDs decipher updated priorities and trends to develop a strategical approach for successful funding. Also provide:
- Institutional data for TABLE 1 - Census of Participating Departments & Interdepartmental Programs.
- Master TABLE 3 - Federal Institutional Research Training Grants and Related Support Available to Participating Faculty Members.
- 5 Year Predoctoral student institutional data TABLE 6A - Applicants, Entrants, and Their Characteristics for the Past Five Years.
- 5 Year available Postdoctoral data TABLE 6B – Applicants, Entrants, and Their Characteristics for the Past Five Years.
- Templates for data table collection (Please make sure that they are compatible with the Tables that you are working with).
- Boilerplates for Diversity Component (Recruitment and Retention plans) and Campus Professional/Personal Development Resources for Trainees.
- Review the completed Data Tables, for accuracy and consistency. (In order to give us time to assist everyone, you need to send back the completed data Tables at least TWO weeks before the date of submission, or the planned date of submission.
- Flex funds to be used for evaluation, retreats and professional development activities that cannot be covered by the training grant budget.
To receive the above support for T32 training grants, R25 and any other training grant that needs elaborated tables, please make a formal request 5 weeks, for Predoc ONLY application and 8 weeks for Predoc/Postdoc applications before the SPA due date to Yergalem Meharenna with the following information:
- Name of funding agency, Funding Opportunity Announcement with a weblink and Title of training grant
- The date due to SPA
- If the grant will include both predoctoral and postdoctoral trainees (needed for Letter of Support)
- The number of predoctoral trainees to be supported and a preliminary budget for stipends and tuition/fees for trainees (used for tracking Graduate Division cost-share)
- For the predoctoral student data, please provide a list of graduate programs/departments inlcuded in the training grant proposal (Use the form here)
- If Graduate Division support is needed again for a resubmission, please make another formal request to Yergalem Meharenna.
If the training grant is funded, please provide Yergalem Meharenna with a copy of the agency award letter (used for tracking Graduate Division cost-share) and an annual progress report (same progress report submitted to funding agency).
Active UC Irvine Training Grants
T32 Training Grants
Detailed NIH T32 Table 3:
Training Grants Boilerplates
Current NIH Training Grants
NIH T32-Neuroimmunology Training Program
PI: Lane, Thomas
Trainees: Graduate students
Project Period: 2022-2027
Link for abstract: (No link yet)
NIH T32 For Training In Microbiology & Infectious Diseases
NIH T32 Training Program in Substance Use Disorders
NIH R25 MBRS IMSD Program at the University of California, Irvine
NIH R25 Orange County Bridges to the Baccalaureate Program
NIH R25 Broadening Research Achievement in Neurosciences (Brain) for a Diverse Workforce.
Other NIH Training Grants
U.S. Department of Education (DOED)
Current NSF Training Grants
California’s Stem Cell Agency (CIRM)
U.S.–China Clean Energy Research Center (CERC) for Water-Energy Solutions and Technologies
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