Training Grant Support


Administrative & PI Support

The Office of Training Grant Support draws on the extensive experience of the team to provide individualized or group advising for Training Grant preparers, PIs and TG Administrators, for all steps of preparation of NIH Training Grant applications and annual progress reports (RPPR). For advising by appointment, contact

List of Available Training Grants

Training Grants Support Team

Timeline for NIH Training Grant Preparation

Preparing a Training Grant application is a time-consuming task that can be daunting. We’ve built a comprehensive timeline for these applications. It is most efficient if the Program Director/Principal Investigator and the dedicated Training Grant Administrator start preparing the application at least 6 months prior to the grant deadline.

M-FACTIR: The U-M Database

M-FACTIR, a database specifically for preparation of NIH Training Grant data tables, is supported by the Office of Training Grant Support. Expert technical advice is provided on request.

Getting Started with your NIH Training Grant

The process of preparing an NIH Institutional Training Grant is detailed and time-consuming, since the application requires substantial collection of data about faculty, trainees, the training environment, applicants and alumni. Start at least 6 months prior to the submission deadline.

xTRACT: NIH Data Tables

xTRACT stands for Extramural Trainee Reporting And Career Tracking. It is an electronic system made by NIH for creating research training data tables and storing the information for trainee career tracking. It is accessible via eRA Commons using your Commons ID & password.



Research Performance Progress Report (RPPR)

View the step-by-step instructions for completing you RPPR. Data for NIH Annual Progress Report for a Predoctoral/Postdoctoral Training Program



About OGPS Training Grant Support

The Office of Training Grant Support provides expert advice and resources for the (demanding) preparation of NIH Institutional training grants. We have extensive experience from both the TG preparer and NIH reviewer perspectives. We are dedicated to helping faculty and staff prepare successful NIH TG applications and maintain top-notch Training Programs for trainees.




Additional Training Grants Resources

T32 Related Resources


NIH Data Tables Forms F: 

Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award (NRSA) Institutional Research Training Grant (Parent T32): 

Table of IC-Specific Information, Requirements and Staff Contacts: 

NIH Institutional Training Grants: 

NIH Grants Policy Statement: 

NIGMS – NRSA Institutional Predoctoral Training Grants Program Description and Guidelines: 

NINDS Institutional Research Training Program (T32): 

NIA – Institutional Training Programs to Advance Translational Research on Alzheimer’s Disease (AD) and AD-Related Dementias (T32) 

Fellowship and Training Forms (Payback Agreement, Termination Notice, Statement of Appointment): 

eRA xTRACT – What is xTRACT? 

xTRACT User Guide: 

Overview of xTRAIN: