Training Grants

Training GrantsAre 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

phone: 847-467-0827
fax: 847-467-7600