Are you a faculty member thinking of a new training grant or a renewal of an existing training grant on the horizon? Do you have questions or issues? Contact the Training Grant Support Office (TGSO) as early as possible. We're here to help.
TGSO supports Northwestern University in the preparation of institutional training grant applications (new and renewal) submitted to the National Institutes of Health (NIH), National Science Foundation (NSF), Department of Education, and other funding agencies. We also serve active training grant programs by providing information, answering questions, and helping resolve issues.
TGSO currently provides the following services:
Data management services and proposal data table production involving institution-wide and TGSO-tracked data
Proposal development aids
Advice, sharing of best practices, tips and traps
Coordination of special funding/ commitment requests made to The Graduate School in support of the training grant
Communications on training grant related matters
Information on funding agency and NU policies and procedures
Assistance in resolving training grant-related issues
Special training grant-related projects
TGSO’s Timeline for Proposal Development:
Targeted minimum timeframes for requesting services to ensure the most effective proposal development cycle are:
NIH - T32, TL1, other training grant-related funding mechanisms:
Initial planning meeting - at least 6 months prior to application deadline
List of faculty mentors - at least 4 months prior to application deadline
NSF – IGERT and other training grant funding mechanisms
As soon as you anticipate you will apply for the preliminary proposal, and as soon as you are notified if you will be invited to submit a full proposal
Other Funding Sources
As soon as you anticipate you will apply for a training grant
Special funding or commitment requests of The Graduate School in support of the training grant should be submitted via TGSO at least 1 month prior to the application deadline.
Faculty considering applying for a new or submitting a competing renewal application for a training grant are encouraged to contact us as soon as possible.
Jennifer E. Hobbs, PhD, Director Training Grants & Postdoctoral Affairs