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The School of Medicine Office of Research appreciates the time commitment of faculty in preparing and directing training grants. Training grant programs play a key role not only in supporting our PhD students and postdoctoral fellows but also in increasing our ability to compete for the best among them.

To recognize the contributions of faculty training grant directors, the SOM Office of Research has established the Training Grant Incentive Program for first-time submissions of new or competing renewal applications.

Proposal Submissions

Lead principal investigators (PIs) will receive a one-time allocation of $5,000 unrestricted funds for the submission of a training grant application, if the following conditions are met:

  • Only training grant proposals for which a one-page pre-proposal summary (including a list of participating faculty mentors) is submitted and approved by the SOM Office of Research will be considered for this incentive.
  • Pre-proposals (summary and list of participating faculty) must be uploaded to this form at least four to six weeks in advance of the FOA deadline to ensure adequate time for Dean’s office review/approval.

Awarded Training Grants

Should first-time new or competing renewal applications be funded, lead PIs will receive an additional one-time allocation of $10,000 unrestricted funds.

Training grants may be assembled as a collaborative effort and even administered by co-directors. In such cases, the SOM incentive should be shared based on the relative contributions of the co-directors. It is helpful if this is agreed upon in advance by the applicants. In cases where directorship is shared between faculty from different schools, the SOM incentive program will only cover the designated proportion of the SOM faculty member.

Additional incentives may be available from the UCI Graduate Division. These include 25% of student support of grant expenditures (stipends, tuition/fees only). Certain types of information must be provided in this pre-application and submitted five weeks before the SPA due date.

The RDU offers other training grant proposal development assistance. For more information, please contact the Research Development Unit.