Training Grant Administration Educational Opportunities

Training Grant Administration Educational Opportunities

The Office of Training Grant Support organizes educational opportunities designed to engage the training grant community in relevant topics in the administration and support of training grants. While these events are largely informational, they are intended to contribute to professional growth and development for training grant administrators. When future offerings are available they will be provided below as well as shared by email to the training grant administrators listserv. A detailed list of past events and associated documents can be found below.”

Upcoming Event(s):

There are no upcoming events at this time.

Past Events:

Panel on Program Orientation for NIH-funded Trainees (September 29, 2021)

Join us for a facilitated panel discussion on program orientation for NIH-funded trainees! Panelists are seasoned training grant administrators representing T32 programs supporting predoctoral trainees and/or postdoctoral trainees. They will share their process and experience designing and delivering trainee orientation. Attendees are encouraged to ask questions and share their related experiences.

This session was facilitated by Mallory Musolf, Associate Director, Office of Training Grant Support. Panelists for the session included: Sarah Pavao, Director of Grants Administration, Department of Surgery, SMPH; Eric Schafer, Assistant to the Director, Waisman Center, OVCRGE; Cheri Stephens, Biotechnology Training Program Coordinator, Department of Biochemistry, CALS

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This event was hosted with the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs as part of the 6th Annual Symposium for Research Administrators.

Post-Award Closeout Process for NIH Training Grants (June 10, 2021)

The post-award closeout process for training grants is a collaborative effort between PIs, administrators, Research and Sponsored Programs (RSP), and the Office of the Vice-Chancellor for Research and Graduate Education. The primary objective of this session is to provide a complete overview of the training grant closeout process.

This event was presented by Bridgett Molinar, Accountant, Research and Sponsored Programs, Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research and Graduate Education and Mallory Musolf, Associate Director, Office of Training Grant Support, School of Medicine and Public Health

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Training Grant Directory Info Session (June 4, 2021)

The Training Grant Directory is a tool that provides information on training grant programs, including associated faculty and administrative program roles. This session will provide an overview of the Training Grant Directory, including a demo from the Graduate School IT team as well as a focus on information training grant programs will need to update.

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Managing NIH Trainee Appointments (May 4, 2021)

The administration of trainee appointments is an important responsibility of training grant award management. This session will cover the implementation, management and termination of trainee appointments, including related expenses (stipend, tuition and travel).

The event was presented by Jenny Dahlberg, Director of Research Administration, Dean’s Office, School of Veterinary Medicine and Mallory Musolf, Associate Director, Office of Training Grant Support, School of Medicine and Public Health

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Navigating National Institutes of Health (NIH) Training Grants (September 29, 2020)

It takes a village to navigate the complexities of NIH National Research Service Award (NRSA) Training Grants. This discussion group session will cover multiple areas associated with submitting NIH NRSA Training Grant proposals and award management. This session is designed to be interactive and facilitate the opportunity for attendees to share their experience and best practices administering training grants.

This event was presented by Jenny Dahlberg, Senior Administrative Program Specialist, Dean’s Office-Grants Administration, School of Veterinary Medicine and Mallory Musolf, Associate Director, Office of Training Grant Support, School of Medicine and Public Health.

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This event was hosted with the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs as part of the 5th Annual Symposium for Research Administrators. Please note that any NIH information and related links may have been updated since the presentation date.

Office of Training Grant Support Update (Week of March 2, 2020)

UW–Madison training grant administrators will receive an update from the Office of Training Grant Support (OTGS) and discuss ways OTGS can best support training program activities and ideas for developing useful training grant data tools.

The discussion was facilitated by Mallory Musolf, Associate Director, Office of Training Grant Support.

NIH xTRACT for RPPR Discussion (October 25, 2019)

As of October 1, 2019, NIH will require training grant recipients to use the xTRACT system to create the required training tables for RPPR (i.e. progress report) submissions. The Office of Training Grant Support and Office of Research and Sponsored Programs are hosting a RED HOT Discussion Group to provide a high-level overview on the xTRACT system and demonstrate how to use the system to prepare a training table, known as a Research Training Dataset (RTD) for a RPPR.

The discussion was facilitated by Mallory Musolf, Associate Director, Office of Training Grant Support.

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This event was co-hosted with the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs as part of the RED HOT Discussion Group. Please note that any NIH information and related links may have been updated since the presentation date.

NIGMS 2019 TWD Program Directors’ Meeting Debrief (September 30, 2019)

UW–Madison representatives who attended the NIGMS 2019 TWD Program Directors’ Meeting shared important takeaways from the meeting with NIGMS-funded T32 programs on campus.

The event was facilitated by Mallory Musolf, Associate Director, Office of Training Grant Support.

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NIH NRSA Training Programs:  An Interactive Workshop from Application to Administration‐Everything Needed to Successfully Apply for and Manage a T32 Award (July 19, 2019)

This workshop will cover multiple areas associated with NIH NRSA Training Grant (T32) proposals and awards. Following a brief introduction about NIH NRSA Training grant programs, we will breakdown the workshop into three basic components: 1. Pre‐award proposal preparation (including required data tables), 2. Award management best practices (including xTrain use) and 3. Post‐award considerations upon both annual and award closeout.

This event was presented by Jenny Dahlberg, Senior Administrative Program Specialist, Dean’s Office-Grants Administration, School of Veterinary Medicine and Mallory Musolf, Associate Director, Office of Training Grant Support, School of Medicine and Public Health.

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