preaward toolkit

This toolkit is based on forms and information required for NIH grant proposals. While the same or similar information is required by other funding agencies, the format may differ somewhat. For directions about specific funding organizations or other questions related to grant applications, please contact your PreAward Analyst.

Video Tutorial: How to Find Your PreAward Analyst

To connect with links to funding agencies and opportunities, please visit our Find Funding page.

Guidelines for Internal Budget Development

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) award National Research Service Award (NRSA) Institutional Training Grants to develop or enhance research training opportunities for predoctoral and postdoctoral trainees. The purpose of the NRSA program is to help ensure that a diverse and highly trained workforce is available to assume leadership roles related to the Nation’s biomedical and behavioral research agenda.

The current Training Grant Coordinators meet quarterly to discuss best practices and to address questions. If you are applying for a training grant and would like to come to the next meeting please contact Beth Schilling.

To assist with the creation of Data Tables 7-10, a database was created that contains trainee applicant and enrollment data. Please contact Beth Schilling to receive access to this database.


NIH Guidelines

NIH Application and Submission Information

NIH Progress Report Guides

Graduate School Tuition Rates

Medical School Tuition Rates

FY16 NIH Stipend Levels

FY15 Health Insurance Rates

The following resources were developed to assist you apply and subsequently manage training grants:


UTMB Institutional Training Grants and Career Awards

UTMB Training Grant Coordinator's Contact Information

Data Table Best Practices

Pre-Award Tip Sheet

Progress Report Budget Template

Proposal Timeline


Post Award Tip Sheet

PI Guide to xTrain

New eRA Commons-xTrain Account Set-up

New Trainee Guide to Commons and xTrain

ASST Guide to xTrain

Training Grants PowerPoint Slides


Erika LeGros
Manager, PreAward
Phone: (409) 266-9480

Cathy Sainz
Senior Sponsored Programs Analyst
Phone: (409) 266-9403

Tricia Smith
Senior Sponsored Programs Analyst
Phone: (409) 266-9409

Kristi Speights
Senior Sponsored Programs Analyst
Phone: (409) 266-9414

R. Christopher Rojas
Sponsored Programs Analyst II
Phone: (409) 266-9411