Training Offered by External Funding Agencies


The NIH Grants Conference brings the extramural research community together with NIH experts to share knowledge, perspectives, guidance, and resources on the NIH grants process and policies. The conference is appropriate for grants administrators, researchers, and graduate students.


  • TBA


  • Preconference events held virtually each month from August 2022-January 2023
  • NIH Grants Conference held virtually February 1-2, 2023

NIH also offers the All About Grants Podcasts on different grant writing topics (transcripts available).


The NSF Grants Conference provides key insight into a wide range of current issues at NSF including the state of current funding; new and current policies and procedures; and pertinent administrative issues. The conference is appropriate for new faculty, researchers, educators, and administrators.


  • TBA


  • November 14-17, 2022 (virtual)

Check out the NSF Resource Center for on-demand webcasts, videos, and presentations from past events.


USDA/NIFA conducts various grantsmanship workshops throughout the year, providing overviews of competitive grants (including program goals and priorities); the grant evaluation process; and past funding statistics. The workshops are appropriate for researchers, educators, extension specialists, and administrators.

Check out the USDA/NIFA Grant Training page to download recent general resources.


The Institute of Education Sciences provides on-demand webinars and technical assistance related to research funding.