Resources for Training Grant (T32) Directors

Resources for Training Grant (T32) Directors

Institutional T32 Research Training Awards  UAB researchers and staff can access an online library of successful T32 applications, made possible by award recipients who have generously shared their work.  You may use the selected samples to guide your work in drafting:

  • Research Training Program Plan
  • Institutional Commitment to Training
  • Recruitment and Retention Plan to Enhance Diversity

View a list of funded T32 awards.

Our Training in the Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR) page includes information on faculty refresher trianing in RCR plus a sample document describing Principles of Scientific Integrity (GRD717) according to the NIH format.  See also the library of successful T32 applications for examples.

Individual Development Plans
 An Independent Development Plan (IDP) can facilitate dialogue between mentor and postdocs to plan goals for training.  The NIH (Notice-OD-13-093) mandates the use of an individual development plan for all NIH funded graduate students and postdoctoral researchers by October 2014.   Learn more about upcoming opportunities related to mentoring.

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Big Data -  The NIH Data and Informatics Working Group recommended in its December 2012 report that adequate training in the quantitative skills to handle Big Data be required for future NRSA training grants (institutional and individual fellowships).  In order to equip future biomedical researchers to access, organize, analyze and integrate biomedical Big Data, training may be needed in disciplines including computational biology, biostatistics, bioinformatics and the quantitative sciences.

CCTS Biomedical Informatics Seminar Series
Coursework in informatics education

Genetics and Genomics Journal Club is Tuesday at 10am in the Finley Conference Center; open to all UAB faculty, post-docs, students, and staff.

The CCTS has partnered with the Heflin Center for Genomic Sciences to develop educational resources in genetics and genomics in order to enhance investigator understanding of the opportunities to incorporate genomic sciences into their research.   

Investigator and Research Development Resources
Project Panels  [Panels Done Quickly (PDQ), Nascent Project Panel]
Professional Skills Training Program (PSTP)
TIERS (Training Interdisciplinary Emerging Research Scholars
Lab Management, Grantwriting and ​Job Skills - Office of Postdoctoral Education courses

Show the reviewer how you know your training program is working
Evaluation and Social Network Analysis

Core Resources and Capacities. The CCTS has identified some core resources and capacties that are essential to many clinical and translational researchers. If you are interested in a resource that is not listed, please click here to see a comprehensive list of all UAB Cores maintained by UAB Research Administration.

Data tables - T32 Prep Support from the GBS
Data tables are a required part of all T32 applications. NIH guidance on developing tables is available. The Office for Graduate Biomedical Sciences (GBS) provides T32 prep support for (draft) data table content.  Lead-time is required; contact GBS Data Support Specialist, Savitha Memula.

Office of Postdoctoral Education - Information for grant submissions.

NIH Instructions, Forms, FAQs
View NIH Forms and the SF424 Guide, including Supplemental guidelines for NRSA (including T32) applications.  The standard due dates for Ts are January, May and September 25th. Use this schedule as a guide to plan ahead – begin to prepare four to six months ahead of the deadline.  

The T-Kiosk is a one-stop place for all T-related program announcements as well as general policy announcements that affect training grants. 

Check the individual NIH Institutes and Centers for institute-specific policies and requirements for T32s, and suggested formats for the information to be included in the program plan. Programmatic contacts for each institute are listed at the end of the T32 Parent Program Announcement. The NIH posts a list of Frequently Asked Questions - NRSA Research Training Grants. A number of the individual Institutes have created FAQs that have general applicability, including NHLBI, NIAID, NIDDK and  NINDS.

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