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Throughout this process, you should also be tracking the documentation that the faculty members and the PI need to submit. Be aware that each faculty member has to write a personal statement which is more detailed in training grant submissions versus other grants. Be sure to review the guidelines on the specific center/institute that you are submitting for.

> See here for the application guide
> See here for information on page limits

Biosketches

When accepting biosketches, be sure to review for accuracy and consistency. Although there is a personal statement within the biosketch, the PI and each faculty member also has to submit a research statement describing their research and how it relates to the training grant.

Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR)

Typically, the administrator is not responsible for writing the Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR), but you may be tasked to look it over.

Sometimes, syllabi and course schedules are appropriate to insert here.

See here for more information. 

Letters of Support

When approaching letters of support, make sure that the departments are aware that the letter must provide concrete and specific examples on how the success of this training grant will benefit them.

One letter of support should be at the institutional level. For example, Graduate Studies has a similar program where Dean Leslie will provide the equivalent of an extra trainee slot. ICS and Physical Sciences do not have a matching incentive. BioSci fully supplements fees that aren’t covered by the training grant. To inquire about training grant incentives for the UCI School of Medicine, please contact Tara Massimino and Lauren Nguyen.

Another thing to note is that if you fund a trainee on the matching funds from Grad Div, for example, the trainee  cannot put on their CV that they were funded on a training grant. This type of position will probably be classified as a Fellowship. You cannot include these trainees on a Progress Report.

xTrain will be creating another section: those closely related (e.g. those funded by these incentive programs) for a way to track these trainees.

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