Information for Faculty and Staff involved with NIH Training Grants

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. They are different from fellowships, which generally provide stipends for individuals who are selected by the agency. Training grants can come from federal and non-federal agencies. UW has received training grants from the National Institutes of Health (NIH), National Science Foundation (NSF), US Department of Education, Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) and other agencies. The Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research and Graduate Education focuses on training grants that support graduate student training, such as the NIH National Research Service Award Institutional Training Grants (NRSA T32s and other "T" awards).

The Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research and Graduate Education is allocated funding dedicated to covering shortfall for NIH training grants and NIH pre-doctoral fellowships.  This funding can be used only to cover shortfall for pre-doctoral tuition, fees and fringe.  No additional costs can be covered, including payment amounts in excess of the NIH stipend level. Additionally, departments are required to cover $2,000 of fringe for each pre-doc from the Training Related Expenses category.