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Training Grants

Training grants, as opposed to research grants, are a federal mechanism for sponsoring student training in certain fields. There are fewer training grants than research grants at Northwestern, but they can be large awards and their administration can be complicated. The following are available resources to assist with training grant management:

  • The Graduate School Training Grant Support Office
    Office supporting the preparation of training grant proposals and serving Northwestern's active training grant programs.
  • Managing Institutional Training Grants
    Article by Accounting Services for Research and Sponsored Programs (ASRSP) Senior Grant and Contract Financial Administrator (GCFA) Frank Cutting with guidance on managing National Institutes of Health (NIH) training grants (aka: NRSA T32). Printed in Winter 2012 "The RAP Up," newsletter from Northwestern University Research Administration Professionals (NURAP).
  • NIH Institution Training Grants: Reporting and Essential Information
    Presentation at the Summer 2016 ASRSP Semiannual Networking Event by Frank Cutting and Kathy Mustea.
  • eRA Commons Training Videos
    NIH has provided a series of YouTube training videos to explain the feature and functions of eRA Commons, including how Principal Investigators (PI) invite trainees to eRA Commons.