Training Grant Support Services (TGSS) is a virtual unit linking staff in the Office of Graduate Studies and the Office of Research. This unit assists faculty in identifying funding opportunities and helps develop and prepare grant proposals specifically for training grants. TGSS can help find funding opportunities open to specific research and training goals and offer support throughout the application process. We can also help provide materials for the renewal of an existing training grant.
A training grant is an agreement that provides funding intended to pay stipends to, and provide a coordinated training program for students, postdoctoral researchers, staff, teachers and/or faculty who are selected by the institution to be a part of the training program. Training grants are different from fellowships, which generally provide stipends for individuals who are selected by the agency. Training grants are awarded by federal and non-federal agencies. There are several programs funded by training grants on campus, and we strive to support these programs and encourage new opportunities for academic enrichment and student training.
A request for proposals for a training grant may have a broad scope in line with the general goals of the funding agency, or the request may be targeted to a particular research focus. The National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the National Science Foundation (NSF) both post multi-disciplinary funding announcements, though they also issue calls with specific training goals.