Items Considered by Reviewers in Evaluating Institutional Training Grant Applications

  • Training grant applications in basic biomedical sciences: See Overall Impact, and Scored Review Criteria under Section V. Application Review Information in PAR-17-341.
  • Training grant applications for the Medical Scientist Training Program: See Overall Impact, and Scored Review Criteria under Section V. Application Review Information in PA-18-403.
  • Note that the Training in Methods for Enhancing Reproducibility is part of the Additional Review Criteria (i.e., part of the overall impact score) in both the basic biomedical sciences as well as the Medical Scientist Training Program. For details, see NOT-GM-19-026.
  • Additional Considerations (evaluation of the following items by the review committee are included in special administrative notes)
    • Recruitment Plan to Enhance Diversity: In addition to consideration as an aspect of the candidate pool (see above, under Trainees and Candidates for Training), the recruitment plan to enhance diversity will be evaluated after a score has been assigned and described in an administrative note.
    • Training in Responsible Conduct of Research: The plan will be assessed on the basis of the appropriateness of topics, format, amount and nature of faculty participation, and frequency and duration of instruction after the overall determination of merit and is not a factor in assigning a priority score.
    • Budget and Period of Support (# Trainee Slots)