NIH Training Grant Applications – Institutional Commitment Letter Regarding Harassment and Discrimination Protections

Dear Colleagues:

On November 7, 2018, NIH issued NOT-OD-19-029, Harassment and Discrimination Protections in NIH Training Grant Applications, that requires applicants to submit a letter signed by a key institutional leader that describes the institution’s commitment to ensuring that proper policies, procedures, and oversight are in place to prevent discriminatory harassment and practices in all institutional training grant applications (T series). This requirement is applicable to applications submitted to NIH on or after January 25, 2019.

The Research Policy Analysis and Coordination office at UCOP secured a letter from UC Provost Michael Brown for our use in meeting this requirement. The letter is posted here:

Please include this letter in all institutional training grant applications to NIH in accordance with the instructions in the funding opportunity announcement.

If you should have any question regarding this requirement, please contact your Contract and Grant Officer.


Nancy Lewis

Executive Director, Sponsored Projects


Sponsored Projects Administration

UCI Office of Research

141 Innovation, Suite 250

Irvine, CA  92697-7600

PH:  (949) 824-2897

Fax: (949) 824-2094


Please contact OR Operations @ (949) 824-7295 or to coordinate meeting requests.



The Office of Research will be closed for the UCI winter administrative recess from December 24, 2018 through January 1, 2019.  For guidance regarding funding opportunities with submission deadlines during the break, contact your Contract and Grant Officer.

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