GRADUATE DIVISION TRAINING GRANT SUPPORT
Graduate Division supports the efforts of Principal Investigators (PIs) applying for training grants by providing any of the following items:
- Institutional Letter of Support
- Matching 25% of Student Support of Grant Expenditures (stipends and tuition/fees only). For maximum 8 Trainees.
- Diversity Component (Recruitment and Retention plans) and Campus Professional/Personal Development Resources for Trainees
- Predoctoral Student Data Tables for Training Grants, as needed and applicable to each grant.
For T32s, Graduate Division will
- Direct New Training Grant PIs to the appropriate NIH Institute & Center (IC) and assist New and Renewal grant PDs decipher updated priorities and trends to develop a strategical approach for successful funding. Also provide:
- Institutional data for TABLE 1 - Census of Participating Departments & Interdepartmental Programs.
- Master TABLE 3 - Federal Institutional Research Training Grants and Related Support Available to Participating Faculty Members.
- 5 Year Predoctoral student institutional data TABLE 6A - Applicants, Entrants, and Their Characteristics for the Past Five Years.
- 5 Year available Postdoctoral data TABLE 6B – Applicants, Entrants, and Their Characteristics for the Past Five Years.
- Templates for data table collection (Please make sure that they are compatible with the Tables that you are working with).
- Boilerplates for Diversity Component (Recruitment and Retention plans) and Campus Professional/Personal Development Resources for Trainees.
- Review the completed Data Tables, for accuracy and consistency. (In order to give us time to assist everyone, you need to send back the completed data Tables at least TWO weeks before the date of submission, or the planned date of submission.
- Flex funds to be used for evaluation, retreats and professional development activities that cannot be covered by the training grant budget.
To receive the above support for T32 training grants, R25 and any other training grant that needs elaborated tables, please make a formal request 5 weeks, for Predoc ONLY application and 8 weeks for Predoc/Postdoc applications before the SPA due date to Yergalem Meharenna with the following information:
- Name of funding agency, Funding Opportunity Announcement with a weblink and Title of training grant
- The date due to SPA
- If the grant will include both predoctoral and postdoctoral trainees (needed for Letter of Support)
- The number of predoctoral trainees to be supported and a preliminary budget for stipends and tuition/fees for trainees (used for tracking Graduate Division cost-share)
- For the predoctoral student data, please provide a list of graduate programs/departments inlcuded in the training grant proposal (Use the form here)
- If Graduate Division support is needed again for a resubmission, please make another formal request to Yergalem Meharenna.
If the training grant is funded, please provide Yergalem Meharenna with a copy of the agency award letter (used for tracking Graduate Division cost-share) and an annual progress report (same progress report submitted to funding agency).
ACTIVE UC IRVINE TRAINING GRANTS
Please confirm all data, regarding application dates and requirements with PIs and faculty
T32 Training Grants
Detailed NIH T32 Table 3:
Training Grants Boilerplates
- Campus Resources for Postdoctoral Scholars
- Campus Resources for Graduate Students
- Graduate Division Recruitment and Retention Activities
Current NIH Training Grants
PI: Baram, Tallie Z.
(949) 824-1131, 1063
NIH T32- Gynecology oncology Fellowship Program
(949) 824-1947, 2274
(949) 824-8771, 8143, 3379
NIH T32- Mathematical, Computational & Systems Biology
NIH T32 For Training In Microbiology & Infectious Diseases.
PI: Metherate, Raju
(949) 824-6756, 1910
NIH T32 Training Program in Substance Use Disorders
NIH R25 Systems Biology: A Foundation for Interdisciplinary Careers
NIH R25 MBRS IMSD Program at the University of California, Irvine
NIH R25 A short Course in Cancer Systems Biology
(949) 824-2885, 3096
NIH R25 Orange County Bridges to the Baccalaureate Program
NIH R25 Broadening Research Achievement in Neurosciences (Brain) for a Diverse Workforce.
Other NIH Training Grants
Institute for Clinical and Translational Science NRSA Training
INSTITUTIONAL CAREER DEVELOPMENT CORE
MARC AT THE UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, IRVINET34GM136498
U.S. Department of Education (DOED)
H325D190031: Integrated Research Training: Languare and Literacy Disabilities
PI: Pena, Liz
GAANN (Graduate Assistance in Areas of National Need)
P200A180013GAANN: Fellowships in Aerospace Engineering
PI: Jabbari, Faryar
P200A180015GAANN: Socially-Responsible Artificial Intelligence
PI: Dourish, James
P200A180043GAANN:Graduate Fellowship for Chemical & Biomedical Engeering & Material Sciences Engineering
PI: Mecartney, Martha
Tel: (949) 824-2919
P200A180052GAAN: Secure Cyber-physical Systems for Smart Manufacturing
Tel: (949) 824-4194
Current NSF Training Grants
NSF Research Traineeship (NRT)
PI: Padhraic Smyth
PI: Matthew Foreman
Integrative Graduate Education and Research Traineeship (IGERT)
Biophonics across Energy, Space, & Time (BEST) IGERT
PI: Vasan Venugopalan
5+2 and Humanities Core: Reforming Graduate Education through Improved Humanities Teaching: An Integrative Approach
PI: Tyrus Miller
U.S.–China Clean Energy Research Center (CERC) for Water-Energy Solutions and Technologies
PI: Scott Samuelsen
Opportunities for Nuclear Research and Training in Chemical Engineering and Materials Science Engineering: UC Irvine Nuclear Fellowship Program
PI: Mikael Nilsson
Graduate Professional Success in Science, Technology, Engineering & Math (GPS-STEM) program started in October 2019 and is sponsored by the Schools of Biological Sciences, Medicine, Engineering, Physical Sciences and the Provost's Office. The program serves both PhD students and Postdoctoral fellows from all S.T.E.M disciplines.
GPS-STEM program is designed to better prepare our scientists for a variety of careers within the S.T.E.M research workforce, and empower them to become not only skilled researchers, but also polished professionals. GPS-STEM works to create, identify and support innovative approaches to broaden graduate and postdoctoral training STEM.
The program is designed to achieve following goals -
- Increase awareness and interest in diverse careers outside of academic research (EXPLORE).
- Improve communication and other skills needed to pursue academic and non-academic career paths (TRAIN).
- Provide hands-on experience through on campus and external internships (EXPERIENCE).
- Build networks that allow our members to prepare for and transition to diverse careers (TRANSITION).
GPS-STEM was formerly called GPS-BIOMED, which was funded by a NIH-BEST award to increase career and professional development of trainees in the biomedical sciences. In Oct 2019, after the NIH-BEST funding expired, the program transitioned and expanded to all S.T.E.M disciplines.
PI: David Fruman
(949) 824-1947, 2274
Director: Harinder Singh