What is a Training Grant?

A training grant (also called an institutional training grant) is a grant made to an educational institution, such as the University of Washington, to help support research training for a given number of students and/or postdocs in a particular area of study. The institution then selects individuals to participate in this training grant program, usually through a competitive process.

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) have awarded the University of Washington more than $20 million in institutional training grant funding in fiscal year 2015.  This funding supports students and postdocs conducting health-related research in the UW School of Medicine, School of Public Health, School of Dentistry, School of Pharmacy, School of Social Work, School of Nursing, College of Engineering, and College of Arts and Sciences.

Eligibility: For most training grants, NIH requires that trainees be US Citizens, non-citizen nationals, or permanent residents.  Other eligibility criteria are determined by the individual training program.