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UCSF Research Development Office (RDO): Grant Templates and Guides

Instructions and examples of tables

A document with instructions and samples for all data tables can be found here.

Description of T32 Datatables




Table 1

Census of Participating Departments and Interdepartmental Programs

This table provides insight into the environment in which the proposed training will take place. It allows reviewers to assess whether the program has the "critical mass" of trainees and faculty and, in the case of interdepartmental programs, representation/distribution of scientific disciplines, to be effective.

Table 2

Participating Faculty Members

This information allows reviewers to assess the distribution of participating faculty by rank (junior vs. senior), by research interests, and by department or interdepartmental program. In addition, data on the mentoring records of faculty permit an evaluation of the experience of participating faculty in facilitating the progression of predoctorates and postdoctorates in their careers. The data concisely summarize information about the training faculty.

Table 3

Federal Institutional Research Training Grants and Related Support Available to Participating Faculty Members

This table will permit an evaluation of the current level of support for related research training and the extent to which the proposed training grant has overlap in participating faculty. This information is useful in assessing the institutional environment and determining the number of training positions to be awarded.

Table 4

Research Support of Participating Faculty Members

This table provides evidence of the strength of the research environment, the availability of funds to support research conducted by the trainees, and the appropriateness of the participating faculty in terms of their active research support.

Table 5

Publications of Those in Training: Predoctoral

This information provides an indicator of the ability of each faculty member to foster trainee productivity through generation of publishable results and allows assessment of the research quality and authorship priority of trainees.

Table 6


Applicants, Entrants, and Their Characteristics for the Past Five Years

These data permit the evaluation of the ability of participating departments/interdepartmental programs to recruit trainees. These data are useful in assessing the selectivity of the admissions process, the competitiveness of the training program, and the appropriate number of training positions to be awarded.

Table 7

Appointments to the Training Grant for Each Year of the Current Project Period (Renewal/Revision Applications only)

For renewal or revision applications, these data permit evaluation of the use of awarded training positions. Note that for xTRACT users, counts for “Awarded” and “Appointed” trainees will be auto-filled. Counts for the number of “Appointed” trainees will be editable in xTRACT in the event that recent updates are not yet reflected in the system.

Table 8

Program Outcomes

For new applications, this table provides information on the effectiveness of the proposed training program. For renewal applications, this table provides information about the use of training positions (e.g., distribution by faculty member, year in program, years of support per trainee). The data also permit an evaluation of the effectiveness of the supported training program in achieving the training objectives of the prior award period(s) for up to 15 years.