Training Grant Resources

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

Training Grant Directory

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

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

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

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:

University Postdoctoral Report

Provides basic demographic and diversity data about the University's postdoctoral community

Postdocs on Training Grants

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 Requests should be received at least 2 weeks before any internal submission dates.

Training Plans

Responsible Conduct of Research Plan

For assistance, contact Teri Reiche, Director of the CTSI Responsible Conduct of Research Center at for assistance developing a robust RCR Plan.

Diversity Plan

See instructions for requesting a diversity letter of support here.

Contact Paula Davis at for any questions.

Suggested Application Text

See standardized language for training grant applications relevant to:

Required Institutional Letters

Institutional Support

For training grant applications involving one or more schools of the health sciences, please email Samantha Scahill at at least 2 weeks in advance of your submission date to request an institutional support letter from Senior Vice Chancellor Anantha Shekhar.

For training grant applications outside the schools of the health sciences, please consult with your dean’s office.
Commitment to Protections Against Harassment and Discrimination

Applications for NIH institutional training grants must include a letter from a key institutional leader that describes the University's commitment to ensuring that proper policies, procedures, and oversight are in place to prevent discriminatory harassment and other discriminatory practices.

Failure to provide the signed letter will result in withdrawal of the application.

See: Senior Vice Chancellor for Research Institutional Letter

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