Training Grant Workshop — April 7, 2014 **SOLD OUT**

Penn State University hosts NCURA Region II Workshop

April 7, 2014

 

Location:  

The Penn Stater Conference Center Hotel, 215 Innovation Boulevard, State College, PA 16803
***Participants can request a special rate at $89/night***

April 7, 2014, 9:00 am – 4:00 pm (lunch provided; all day open beverages and snacks)

The Alphabet Soup of NIH Training and Career Development Awards

 

Content Level: Beginner

Course Description: Part of the stated mission of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) is “to develop, maintain, and renew scientific human and physical resources that will ensure the Nation’s capability to prevent disease.” Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Awards (Kirschstein-NRSA) training grants and fellowships are awarded to support predoctoral and postdoctoral research training to help ensure that a diverse and highly trained workforce is available to carry out the Nation’s biomedical, behavioral and clinical research agenda. Institutional Kirschstein-NRSAs (T awards) are awarded to domestic institutions that have the facilities and qualified faculty to provide for research training programs in several scientific specialties. Individual Kirschstein-NRSA Fellowships (F awards) are awarded to individuals enrolled in doctoral degree training as well as to promising post-doctoral individuals with the potential to become productive, independent investigators in scientific health-related research fields. Career Development Awards (K awards) are awarded to provide support and “protected time” for an intensive, supervised career development experience leading to research independence. While the successful attainment of any one of these NIH training/career development awards is honorable, the pre- and post-award administrative responsibilities are unique. This workshop will offer an overview of the administration of NIH training and career development awards from proposal preparation to closeout. We will also discuss the use of X-Train, the on-line interface where authorized users electronically process the required paperwork associated with Kirchstein-NRSA training grants and fellowships. Case studies and “hands on” activities will be utilized to enhance and emphasize the learning objectives. This workshop is brought to you by the letters F, K, T and X!!!

 

Learning Objectives:

• Participants will understand the importance of the specialized information included in an Institutional NRSA proposal and where within their institution such information may be acquired;

• Participants will be able to assist pre-doctoral and post-doctoral trainees with the preparation of their NRSA fellowship proposals;

• Participants will learn the post-award administrative requirements for NIH NRSA and K awards;

• Participants will be prepared to discuss the nuances of K and T awards with faculty;

• Participants will learn basic appointment and termination functions of the X-Train System.

 

Who should attend:

  • Departmental Research Administrators who need to understand the complexity of NIH non-research, training and career develop grant mechanisms
  • Faculty who are contemplating submission of a career development (K award) or training (T award) proposal to NIH

 

Faculty:

Brenda Kavanaugh, Associate Director
Office of Research & Project Administration
University of Rochester
 
Glenda A. Bullock, Manager of Business Operations,
Division of Hematology
Washington University in St. Louis
 

 

Directions:

To the Penn Stater:

From New York City and Points East:  

Take I-80 W in PA to Exit 161 (Bellefonte). Follow PA 26 S to US 220 S, and take Exit 74 for Innovation Park/Penn State University. Stay in the right lane of the exit and follow the sign for Innovation Park. Turn right at the end of the ramp onto the Park Avenue extension, and turn left at the stop sign onto Innovation Boulevard. The Penn Stater Conference Center Hotel will be on the right.

From Philadelphia: 

Take the PA Turnpike/I-76 W to Exit 247 (Harrisburg East), and follow signs for the next 15 miles to Route 322 W. Take 322 W past Lewistown toward State College (stay on 322 W towards Philipsburg), and take the Penn State University/Innovation Park Exit. Turn left at the stop light, and follow signs for Innovation Park Exit A directly to The Penn Stater in Innovation Park.

From Harrisburg:  

Take 322 W past Lewistown toward State College (stay on 322 W towards Philipsburg), and take the Penn State University/Innovation Park Exit. Turn left at the stop light, and follow signs for Innovation Park Exit A directly to The Penn Stater in Innovation Park.

From Pittsburgh:  

Take Route 22 E to Duncansville. Merge onto Route 220/I-99 N toward Altoona and go north for 24 miles. Turn right onto US 220 toward State College for 11 miles; merge onto Route 322 E to State College. Stay on Route 322 and later the 322 East/US 220 N bypass to the Penn State University/Innovation Park Exit. Turn left at the stop light, and follow signs for Innovation Park Exit A directly to The Penn Stater in Innovation Park.

From Washington, DC: 

Take Route 270 N toward Frederick and then I-70 west and north to the PA Turnpike W. At Bedford take US 220/I-99 N toward Altoona and go north for 24 miles. Turn right onto US 220 toward State College for 11 miles; merge onto Route 322 E to State College. Stay on Route 322 and later the 322 East/US 220 N bypass to the Penn State University/Innovation Park Exit. Turn left at the stop light, and follow signs for Innovation Park Exit A directly to The Penn Stater in Innovation Park.

From Points West:  

Take I-80 E in PA to Exit 161 (Bellefonte). Follow PA 26 S to US 220 S, and take Exit 74 for Innovation Park/Penn State University. Stay in the right lane of the exit and follow the sign for Innovation Park. Turn right at the end of the ramp onto the Park Avenue extension, and turn left at the stop sign onto Innovation Boulevard. The Penn Stater will be on the right.