Graduate Division supports the efforts of Principal Investigators (PIs) applying for training grants by providing any of the following items:
Institutional Letter of Support
Matching 25% of Student Support of Grant Expenditures (stipends and tuition/fees only)
Predoctoral Student Data
Diversity Component (Recruitment and Retention plans) and Campus Professional/Personal Development Resources for Trainees
To receive the above support for training grants, please make a formal request 5 weeks before the SPA due date to Yergalem Meharenna with the following information:
Name of funding agency and title of training grant
The date due to SPA
If the grant will include both predoctoral and postdoctoral trainees (needed for Letter of Support)
The number of predoctoral trainees to be supported and a preliminary budget for stipends and tuition/fees for trainees (used for tracking Graduate Division cost-share)
For the predoctoral student data, please provide a list of graduate programs/departments inlcuded in the training grant proposal.
If Graduate Division support is needed again for a resubmission, please make another formal request to Yergalem Meharenna.
Mentoring and professional development plan for trainees
If the training grant is funded, please provide Yergalem Meharenna with a copy of the agency award letter (used for tracking Graduate Division cost-share) and an annual progress report (same progress report submitted to funding agency).
The NIH-BEST (Broadening Experiences in Scientific Training) grant supports UCI-GPS-BIOMED, a part of the campus-wide UCI-GPS program (UC Irvine Graduate Professional Success). GPS-BIOMED aims to better prepare graduate students and postdocs for a variety of careers within the biomedical research workforce, and empower trainees to become skilled scientists,and polished professionals. As a member of the NIH-BEST Consortium, we work to create, identify and support innovative approaches which focus on graduate students and postdoctoral scholars in the School of Biological Sciences, Samueli School of Engineering, School of Medicine, Public Health and Physical Sciences.