Announcements

Below is a list of recent training grant related announcements from relevant external funding agencies and organizations and/or campus.

October

10/19/22 – AHRQ Notice: Clarification Regarding Data Management Plan Requirement for AHRQ National Research Service Award Institutional Research Training Grant (T32)

10/03/22 – Advanced Training in Artificial Intelligence for Precision Nutrition Science Research (AIPrN) Institutional Research Training Programs (T32)

10/03/22 – eRA Enhancements: New Look for Status Information Screen in eRA Commons Coming Soon

September

09/29/22 – Gearing Up for Transition to FORMS-H Application Forms

09/14/22 – NIH Notice of Pre-Application Technical Assistance Webinar for RFA-HS-22-010 AHRQ National Research Service Award (NRSA) Institutional Research Training Grant (T32)

09/13/22 – Mentoring Up: Resources for Success in Research Integrity Virtual Conference is Oct. 26-27

09/09/22 – NIH Blueprint for Neuroscience Research: Computational Training in Neuroscience and Behavior (T90/R90) – Clinical Trial Not Allowed)

09/01/22 – CBE-LSE: Evaluation of a Culturally Responsive Mentorship Education Program for the Advisers of Howard Hughes Medical Institute Gilliam Program Graduate Students

August

08/25/22 – eRA Information: Grants.gov Downtime September 23-29 — Information and Advice for Applicants/Recipients

08/22/22 – AHRQ National Research Service Award (NRSA) Institutional Research Training Grant (T32)

08/03/22 – NIH Notice: Adjustments to NIH and AHRQ Grant Application Due Dates Between September 22 and September 30, 2022

July

07/26/22 – eLife – Research Culture: Surveying the experience of postdocs in the United States before and during the COVID-19 pandemic

07/26/22 – eRA Update: Ability for Users to Consolidate Multiple Commons Accounts Coming in Early 2023

Issues in Science and Technology: Academic Mentorship Needs a More Scientific Approach

June

06/13/22 – NIGMS Feedback Loop: TWD Webinar on Program Assessment and Evaluation

06/06/22 – NIH Notice of Special Interest: Administrative Supplements to NIH-funded T32 and TL1 Training Grants to Better Integrate Behavioral and Social Sciences with other Health-Related Sciences

06/03/22 – AAMC Comments on NIGMS Initiatives to Improve Research Training, Educational Environment

06/02/22 – NIH Reminder: Action Required for In-Progress RPPR Budget Forms By or Before June 22

06/02/22 – Top 5 eRA Resources You Should Know

May

05/26/22 – eRA Alert: Performance Sites of Research Performance Progress Report (RPPR) Require UEI Effective June 23

05/25/22 – Postdoc Excellence Awards recognize outstanding UW–Madison postdocs and faculty members

05/20/22 – UW–Madison Guidance on use of childcare costs for NIH NRSA T32s

05/16/22 – eRA Alert: Action Required for In-Progress RPPR Budget Forms Due to RPPR Update June 23; Updated RPPR Instruction Guide Available

05/16/22 – eRA Enhancements: New Look for Delegations in eRA Commons Released Today, Monday, May 16

05/13/22 – Correction to Stipend Levels for Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award (NRSA) Stipends, Tuition/Fees and Other Budgetary Levels Effective for Fiscal Year 2022

05/13/22 – NIH issued an updated Research Performance Progress Report Instruction Guide

05/13/22 – June 2022 Updated eRA RPPR Module and Instruction Guide: Action Required for In-Progress Budget Forms

April

04/29/22 – AHRQ Announcement of Childcare Costs Allowance for Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award (NRSA) Individual Fellows (F32s)

04/29/22 – AHRQ Announcement of Childcare Costs Allowance for Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award (NRSA) Institutional Research Training Awards (T32) Beginning in FY2022

04/25/22 – Refreshed eRA Website Launched Today

March

03/30/22 – NIGMS Feedback Loop Blog: Funding Opportunity– Modules for Enhancing Biomedical Research Workforce Training

February

02/28/22 – NIH Notice of Special Interest (NOSI): Training Modules to Address Resiliency and Wellness, and Structural Racism and Discrimination in Research Training Environments

02/22/22 – NIDCR Notice of Participation in PAR-20-076, “Jointly Sponsored Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award Institutional Predoctoral Training Program in the Neurosciences (T32)

02/17/22 – FY 2022 Updated Guidance: Requirement for Instruction in the Responsible Conduct of Research

02/04/22 – NIH Notice of Change in Interest Areas Relevant to the NIDDK for PA-20-142 Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award (NRSA) Institutional Research Training Grant (Parent T32)

January

NIH OITE Raising a Resilient Scientist Series

01/25/22 – NIGMS Feedback Loop Blog:  Administrative Supplements for NIGMS Training, Research Education, and Career Development Grants to Develop Curricular, Training, and Evaluation Activities

01/20/22 –Training grant office and its partners set up UW–Madison for success in supporting graduate students and postdoctoral trainees

01/13/22 – NIGMS Feedback Loop Blog: NIGMS Institutional T32, T34, and K12 Grant Applicants-Don’t Get Caught With Noncompliance!

01/04/22 – Publication of the Revised NIH Grants Policy Statement (Rev. December 2021) for Fiscal Year 2022

December

Council of Graduate Schools: Making A Grad School Plan: From Application to Orientation

NIH Discusses Family Friendly Grant Policies on ‘All About Grants’ Podcast

12/15/21 – NIH Notice of Special Interest (NOSI): NIDDK National Research Service Award (NRSA) T32 Diversity Administrative Supplement

12/8/21 – NPA Webinar: Supporting the Mental Health and Well-being of Postdocs

12/6/21 – The State of Anti-Black Racism in U.S. Science, Engineering, and Medicine

12/1/21 – Open Mike: Measuring Success for Pre-Doctoral Trainees: An Initial Glimpse

November

Registration for NPA Annual Conference Now Open

NIH Notice of Informational Webinar on the NIGMS IMSD and G-RISE Research Training Programs

Upcoming Symposium: What Can You Be with a PhD?

National Academies Event (11/16) on Mentorship of Women in STEM

National Academies to Hold a Workshop on Institutional Barriers and Incentives for Engaged Research

iBiology Now Accepting Applications for the 2022 ‘Share Your Research’ Competition

11/18/21 – The National Institutes of Health (NIH) UNITE Announces Listening Sessions Inviting NIH Stakeholders to Discuss Racial & Ethnic Equity

11/15/21 – IHE: The Benefits for PhDs of Having Multiple Mentors

11/11/21 – Nature: Promoting Diversity and Inclusion in STEMM Starts at the Top

11/11/21 – Nature: Sleeplessness and Anxiety: PhD Supervisors on Toll of COVID-19 Pandemic

11/3/21 – Reaffirming NIH’s Commitment to Workforce Diversity

11/1/21 – AAU: Saying No to Sexual Harassment in Academia

October

New Guide Promotes Appropriate Treatment of Research Trainees

National Academies’ Podcast on Mentorship Releases New Episodes

National Postdoctoral Association Releases Report on PostDoc Policies and Programs

10/29/21 – Expanded Website Outlines How to Support Safe and Respectful Workplaces at Institutions that Receive NIH Funding

10/28/21 – NSF-BIO Announces New Broadening Participation Programs

10/28/21 – NIH Reminder: FORMS-G Grant Application Forms & Instructions Must be Used for Due Dates On or After January 25, 2022 – New Grant Application Instructions Now Available

10/21/21 – NIH Notice of High Priority Research Areas for NIDA T32 Training Grants

10/20/21 – NIH Operates Under a Continuing Resolution

10/18/21 – NIH Notice of Special Interest (NOSI): NIDDK T32 Medical Student Research Training Administrative Supplement

10/14/21 – CGS Report Contends that Graduate First-Time Enrollment is Increasing, Despite Substantial Decline of International Graduate Students

10/13/21 – Forbes Examines the Evolution of Doctoral Degrees

10/8/21 – FJ: Establishing a National Strategy for Shared Research Resources in Biomedical Sciences

September

Join The Big Ten Academic Alliance Responsible Conduct of Research Virtual Conference

UW Innovate Week Runs Oct. 4-8

9/27/21 – NIH FOA: NINDS Institutional AD/ADRD Research Training Program 

9/23/21 – NIH Notice Announcement of Childcare Costs for Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award (NRSA) Institutional Research Training Awards

9/3/21 – Second round of the Pandemic-Affected Research Continuation Initiative supports critical campus research needs

9/1/21 – NIH: Goodbye FORMS-F, Hello FORMS-G

9/1/21 – NIH: Goodbye DUNS, Hello UEI

August

Badger Connect Research Services Fair – SAVE THE DATE

8/26/21 – NIH recognizes WISELI for its work to improve gender diversity in academia

8/24/21 – NIH: Extension of COVID Flexibilities for Method of Instruction in the Responsible Conduct of Research

8/6/21 – eRA Commons Adjusted Timeline for Requiring Two-Factor Authentication to Access eRA Modules Using Login.Gov or InCommon Federated Accounts

8/5/21 – New NIH “FORMS-G” Grant Application Forms and Instructions Coming for Due Dates on or after January 25, 2022

8/5/21 – NIH Update: Notification of Upcoming Change in Federal-wide Unique Entity Identifier Requirements

8/3/21 – NINDS Notice of Informational Webinar for Funding Opportunities to Build and Provide Content for a New Educational Resource on the Principles of Rigorous Research

8/2/21 – NIH Notice: Extension of COVID Flexibilities for Instruction in the Responsible Conduct of Research

July

7/21/21 – NIH Notice of Intent to Publish a Suite of Funding Opportunity Announcements (FOAs) for the National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (NCATS) Clinical and Translational Science Awards (CTSA) Program

June

NASEM Summit: “Addressing Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Anti-Racism In 21st Century STEMM Organizations”

6/29/21 – DEI Micro-Courses Available to Campus Community

6/29/21 – All About Grants Podcast – Financial Conflicts of Interest

6/29/21 – An Update on Implementing ACD Recommendations on Changing the Culture to End Sexual Harassment

6/25/21 – NIH Notice of Special Interest (NOSI): Clarification of the Objectives and Program Elements in NHGRI Applications Submitted in Response to the Ruth L. Kirschstein NRSA Institutional Research Training Grants (Parent T32)

6/17/21 – NIH Notice of Special Interest (NOSI): NINR Priority Areas for Training and Career Development Awards

May

Bird To Lead New iPend T32 Grant

5/28/21 – Notice of Change to the Instructions for Appendices in PAR-21-147 “Maximizing Access to Research Careers (T34)”

5/28/21 – Notice of Change to the Instructions for Appendices in PAR-21-025 “Initiative for Maximizing Student Development (IMSD) (T32 – Clinical Trial Not Allowed)”

5/28/21 – Notice of Change to the Instructions for Appendices in PAR-20-213 “National Institute of General Medical Sciences Predoctoral Institutional Research Training Grant (T32 – Clinical Trial Not Allowed)”

5/28/21 – Notice of Change to the Instructions for Appendices in PAR-20-066 “Postbaccalaureate Research Education Program (R25 – Independent Clinical Trial Not Allowed)”

5/28/21 – Notice of Change to the Instructions for Appendices in PAR-19-299 “Bridges to the Baccalaureate Research Training Program (T34)”

5/27/21 – eRA Reminder: Switch Now to the Secure Use of Login.gov to Access eRA Modules Before the Deadline of September 15, 2021

5/26/21 – NIH names Dr.Marie A Bernard as Chief Officer for Scientific Workforce Diversity

5/25/21 – Equity, Diversity and Inclusion: Introducing the MAVEN Leadership Training Initiative to Diversify the Scientific Workforce 

5/24/21 – Case Study in Review Integrity – The Professional Grant Writer

5/24/21 – IHE: Building Self-Efficacy for PhD Success

5/19/21 – New Central Email Inbox for Biosketch and Other Support Inquiries

5/19/21 – eRA Information: Reminder to “Flatten” PDFs for Just-in-Time and RPPR Before Uploading to eRA Commons

5/18/21 – NIH Notice: Announcing New Inbox for Inquiries Related to Changes to Biographical Sketch and Other Support Format Page

5/6/21 – NIGMS Feedback Loop: Strategic Plan 2021-2025 Now Available

5/6/21 – Advice for Postdocs Pursuing a Research Career in Academia

5/5/21 – Revised NIH Grants Policy Statement for FY 2021

April

CGS Research-in-Brief: Impact of COVID-19 on Graduate Education Access

CGS & JED Release Recommendations and Resources to Support Graduate Student Mental Health & Well-being

NPA Releases Growing Progress in Supporting Postdocs: 2021 National Postdoctoral Association Institutional Policy Report

4/29/21 – NSF and NCSES release 2021 Women, Minorities, and Persons with Disabilities in Science and Engineering report

4/28/21 – Implementation of Changes to the Biographical Sketch and Other Support Format Page

4/23/21 – Nature: Minority Representation in US Science Workforce Sees Few Gains

4/20/21 – NIH Notice: Expanding Requirement for eRA Commons IDs to All Senior/Key Personnel

4/14/21 – Reminder: Required use of FORMS-F application forms for application submission

4/12/21 – eRA Information: Use of Internet Explorer for eRA Modules to be Phased Out by July 19, 2021

4/12/21 – NIH Notice of Special Interest: Administrative Supplements for Workforce Development at the Interface of Information Sciences, Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning (AI/ML), and Biomedical Sciences

March

3/31/21 – NSF InfoBrief: Trends for Graduate Student Enrollment and Postdoctoral Appointments in Science, Engineering, and Health Fields at U.S. Academic Institutions between 2017 and 2019

3/30/21 – NIGMS Feedback Loop Blog: Funding Opportunity-Modules for Enhancing Biomedical Research Workforce Training

3/29/21 – NIGMS Feedback Loop Blog: It Takes Courage- Re-Emphasizing Our Institutional and Societal Commitment to Diversity, Respect, and Inclusion

3/15/21 – NIGMS T32 FOA: Medical Scientist Training Program (PAR-21-189)

3/12/21 – NIH Notice: Upcoming Changes to the Biographical Sketch and Other Support Format Page for Due Dates on or after May 25, 2021 (NOT-OD-21-073)

3/10/21 – NIH Notice of Special Interest (NOSI): NINR Priority Areas for Training and Career Development Awards (NOT-NR-21-001)

3/5/21 – An Invitation to View The Acclaimed Documentary, “Picture A Scientist”

3/4/21 – NIGMS Feedback Loop Blog: NIGMS Supports UNITE, the Trans-NIH Initiative to Promote Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in Biomedical Research

3/1/21 – Open Mike: NIH Stands Against Structural Racism in Biomedical Research

3/1/21 – NIGMS Feedback Loop Blog: Administrative Supplements for NIGMS Training, Research Education, and Career Development Grants to Develop Curricular, Training, and Evaluation Activities

February

Professional Development Hub (pd|hub) recently published the report, Enhancing Dissemination of Evidence-Based Models for STEM PhD Career Development

Check out a report from the Center for WorkLife Law, in partnership with the National Postdoctoral Association, titled: Parents in the Pipeline: Retaining Postdoctoral Researchers with Families

The American Education and Research Association and Spencer Foundation released a report, Voices from the Field: The Impact of COVID-19 on Early Career Scholars and Doctoral Students

2/26/21 – Groundbreaking Entrepreneurship Science Lab Indentifies, Fosters Student Entrepreneurs

2/24/21 – NIH FOA: NINDS T32 Institutional Research Training Program (PAR-21-149)

2/16/21 – Open Mike: Update on New NIH RePORTER

2/8/21 – Laser Use and Safety in Laboratories Online Workshop on Feb.17

2/2/21 – UW–Madison Initiative to Promote University-Industry Research and Education Partnerships

2/1/21 – UW–Madison Retains Top 10 National Research Ranking

2/1/21 – Open Mike: NIH R01 Grant Outcomes of T32 Postdoctoral Participants

January

The Council of Graduate Schools (CGS) examines perceptions of doctoral student professional development activities. Learn more in a recently released data brief.

CGS: GradImpact Call for Submissions

Burroughs Wellcome Fund Career Guidance for Trainees Program accepting applications. Application deadline is March 12, 2021.

1/29/21 – NIH Notice of Legislative Mandates in Effect for FY 2021 (NOT-OD-21-056)

1/29/21 – NIH Notice of Fiscal Policies in Effect for FY 2021 (NOT-OD-21-058)

1/27/21 – NIH Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award (NRSA) Stipends, Tuition/Fees and Other Budgetary Levels Effective for Fiscal Year 2021 (NOT-OD-21-049)

1/19/21 – Nature: Award-Winning Mentors Share their Secrets

1/13/21 – NASEM Report Release on Mental Health, Substance Abuse, and Wellbeing in Higher Education

1/12/21 – NIGMS Feedback Loop Blog: Virtual Resources from the National Research Mentoring Network

1/7/21 – Registration is open for the February 2021 Data Science Research Bazaar

1/5/21 –NASEM announces release of The Science of Mentorship Podcast

December

12/14/20 – Inside Higher Ed: How to Be a Change Agent for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

12/11/20 – Required Use of Two-Factor Authentication Using Login.Gov for eRA’s External Modules in 2021

12/11/20 – UW–Madison Postdoc Diversity and Inclusion Forum: A Diversity of Stories

12/9/20 – Notice of Change to the Number of Applications that Can Be Submitted by Institutions Applying to PAR-21-025 “Initiative for Maximizing Student Development (IMSD) T32

12/7/20 – WCER Improving Mentoring Relationships for Next Generation of Academic Science Leaders

12/1/20 – Nature: Postdocs need urgent financial support amid COVID conditions

12/1/20 – Nature: Uncertain prospects for postdoctoral researchers

12/1/20 – NSF Reports on Doctorate Recipients from U.S. Universities in 2019

12/1/20 – Extended Guidance for Applicants Preparing Applications During the COVID-19 Pandemic

November

11/25/20 – Nature: Why seek a single mentor when you can have three — or more

11/25/20 – Rollout of Redesigned eRA Commons Home and Landing Screens in January 2021

11/23/20 – Prohibition on Expending NIH Grant Funds for Covered Telecommunications Equipment or Services

11/20/20 – NIGMS Feedback Loop Blog: New G-RISE and IMSD Funding Announcements and Upcoming Webinar

11/20/20 – NIGMS FOA: Initiative for Maximizing Student Development (IMSD) (T32 – Clinical Trial Not Allowed)

11/17/20 – NIH Implementation of the Revised Federal-wide Research Terms and Conditions

11/6/20 – Celebrating 25 Years of Embryonic Stem Cell Research at UW–Madison

11/2/20 – Research Bazaar Seeks Workshop Proposals – Deadline is Nov. 25

October

10/28/20 – Notice of Intent to Publish a Funding Opportunity Announcement for NLM Institutional Grants for Research Training in Biomedical Informatics and Data Science (T15)

10/21/20 – NIH Operates Under a Continuing Resolution

10/15/20 – Council of Graduate Schools Issues Report on Graduate Student Applications and Enrollment

10/15/20 – UW Studies Investigate Need For and Impact of Culturally Aware Mentorship Training

10/15/20 – NIGMS Feedback Loop Blog:  Developing a Culture of Safety in Biomedical Research Training

10/14/20 – NIGMS Biomedical Beat Blog: How I Got Here: A Webinar on Following Your Own Career Path

10/14/20 – Office of Basic Science and Research announces New SMPH Core Facilities Website

10/12/20 – Newly Redesigned Website Serves the UW–Madison Data Science Community

10/5/20 – Friendlier Approach for Cross-Referencing NOSIs in FOAs Used for Submission

10/1/20 – Requirement for Trainee Diversity Report to be Submitted Electronically for Institutional Research Training, Career Development, and Research Education Awards Beginning in Early FY 2021

NIH’s View Notice of Award (NoA) webpage now includes a sample of the standardized Page One of the NoA

September

09/29/20 – Notice of Special Interest (NOSI): Clarification of the Objectives and Program Elements in NHGRI Applications Submitted in Response to the “Ruth L. Kirschstein NRSA Institutional Research Training Grants (Parent T32)”

09/24/20 – Thriving Community of Postdocs Play Valuable Role in Campus Research

09/16/20 – Reminder: NIH Policy on Use of Hypertext in NIH Grant Applications

09/15/20 – Science: Science Trainees Face Uncertain Career Prospects. Professional Development Programs Can Help

09/9/20 – NIGMS recently hosted a webinar on its new Predoctoral Training Grant (T32) FOA for the basic biomedical sciences (PAR-20-213) for receipt dates on or after September 25th. The video and slides [PDF] from the webinar are now available.

09/8/20 – The Big Ten Academic Alliance (BTAA) Peer Group on Responsible Conduct of Research is hosting a free, two-day virtual conference October 14-15, 2020. To learn more, click here.

09/1/20 – NIGMS Feedback Loop Blog: NIGMS Resources on Rigor and Responsibility

August

The Council of Graduate Schools PhD Career Pathways project released a brief on how biological and life sciences PhDs transition into the workforce. Click here for access to the brief.

July

07/31/20 – Upcoming Changes to the Notice of Award (NoA) Beginning October 1, 2020

07/15/20 – NIGMS Feedback Loop Blog: Retiring Peer Review Site Visits for NIGMS Training Programs

07/8/20 – Guidance for Applicants Preparing Applications for the Fall 2020 Due Dates During the COVID-19 Pandemic

07/1/20 – UW–Madison Biotechnology Training Program Awarded T32

June

06/10/20 – NIGMS Feedback Loop Blog: What We Can Do to Combat Anti-Black Racism in the Biomedical Research Enterprise?

06/8/20 – Request for Information: Soliciting Input on the NIGMS 2021-2025 Strategic Plan Framework

06/1/20 – NIH FOA: National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS) Institutional Predoctoral Research Training Grant (T32-Clinical Trial Not Allowed)

May

Understanding Interventions (UI) publish a special issue, “The Use and Impact of NIH-fueled Resources for Mentoring–Reports from the Field, 2020”

05/20/20 – UW–Madison RSP Notice 2020-1: Fringe Benefit Rates for July 1, 2020 through June 30, 2021

05/13/20 – Request for Information (RFI) on Developing an Online Educational Resource for Training in the Principles of Rigorous Research (NOT-NS-20-062)

05/11/20 – NIH Late Application Policy for Institutional Training Grants to PA-20-142 and PA-20-162 Due to Public Health Emergency for United States Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) 

April

04/29/20 – National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS) announce a new webinar series for students, postdocs, and faculty 

04/8/20 – NIH and AHRQ Notice–Reminder: Changes to Forms and Instructions for Research Training Grant, Fellowship, and Career Development Award Applications for Applications Due on or After May 25, 2020

04/2/20 – NIH FOA: Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award (NRSA) Short-Term Institutional Research Training Grant (Parent T35) 

March

03/25/20 – NIH Data Tables FORMS-F Version are now posted on the NIH website 

03/20/20 – NIH FOA: Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award (NRSA) Institutional Research Training Grant (Parent T32) 

Updated Biosketch forms are now posted on the NIH Website 

February

02/7/20 – Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award (NRSA) Stipends, Tuition/Fees and Other Budgetary Levels Effective for Fiscal Year 2020