The University of Pittsburgh houses over 60 NIH training programs. The Office of Academic Career Development (OACD) fosters a sense of community among the University’s training grant directors and administrators, coordinates communication, and maintains several institutional training grant resources.
For additional information or assistance, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Training Grant Directory www.traininggrants.pitt.edu
A university-wide Training Grant Directory promotes training opportunities externally and serves as a mechanism to collect institutional data. Publicly available NIH training grant data are initially entered by the OACD. New training grant directors automatically receive an email with instructions on how to access the database and how to add additional data. New training grant awards are added quarterly. The overall database is updated annually and an aggregate report is generated annually.
The names and email addresses of training grant directors and training faculty are publicly available. Though not publicly accessible, the database also houses the names and email addresses of data delegates and/or administrative assistants who have been authorized to log into the database and maintain training program data on behalf of the training grant director.
Request Data Delegate or Assistant Access to Directory Database
Training grant directors may identify other individuals to maintain their training grant data within the database (data delegate) or identify an administrative assistant to enhance communication between the OACD and the training grant director. Please submit requests to grant additional access to the database to email@example.com.
Request Data or Contact Information for Active Training Programs
The OACD maintains a comprehensive spreadsheet of contact information for all active awards. This report is internally available upon request by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org.
Request Access to the Training Grant Directory Mailman List
Training grant directors, data delegates, and those identified as contacts in the Training Grant Directory are automatically subscribed to this email distribution list. Other individuals may request to be added to this list to keep up to date on training grant announcements and discussions by contacting email@example.com.
Training Grant Application Support
Predoctoral Training Table Data
Predoctoral training data are not housed in a central location; contact the appropriate graduate student offices or graduate program directors.
Postdoctoral Training Table Data
- Institutional Postdoc Data
There are two institutional postdoctoral reports with data relevant to training grant applications and training tables:
Provides basic demographic and diversity data about the University's postdoctoral community
Provides postdoc data for Table 1 by Health Sciences Schools/Departments
Table 3: Federal Institutional Research Training Grants and Related Support Available to Participating Faculty Members
The Training Grant Directory includes the names of training faculty by training program, so centralized data do exist to complete Table 3.
Request the Compilation of Table 3 for New or Renewal Applications
Indicate if the application is new or a renewal and send 1) the name of the grant application, 2) the name of the PI(s), and 3) the names of the training faculty who appear on Table 2 to firstname.lastname@example.org. Requests should be received at least 2 weeks before any internal submission dates.
- Responsible Conduct of Research Plan
See instructions for requesting a diversity letter of support here.
Contact Paula Davis at email@example.com for any questions.
Suggested Application Text
See standardized language for training grant applications relevant to:
- Career Development Planning
- Trainee Career Options
- Faculty Mentoring Training
- Plans for Instruction in Methods for Enhancing Reproducibility
- Office of Academic Career Development
Required Institutional Support Letters
The application must include a signed letter on institutional letterhead from a President, Provost, Dean or key institutional leader that describes the activities and resources provided by the institution that will ensure the success of the planned training program and its trainees (not to exceed 10 pages). This new policy issued March 2020 voids the previous requirement of providing a free-standing letter demonstrating a commitment to protections against harassment and discrimination.
For training grant applications involving one or more schools of the health sciences, please email Samantha Scahill at firstname.lastname@example.org at least 2 weeks in advance of your submission date to request an institutional support letter from Senior Vice Chancellor Anantha Shekhar. With your request include the grant’s Specific Aims page.
For training grant applications outside the schools of the health sciences, please consult with the Office of the Senior Vice Chancellor for Research and your dean’s office.
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