Post-Award Grant Management Training
Grant management skills are critical to the success of new awards, especially for newly funded principal investigators (PIs) and project directors. To help support the learning needs of these new investigators and project directors, TSNRP has developed a three-part Post-Award Grant Management course.
The first part is a mandatory part of the award, as outlined in the Award Terms and Conditions. It consists of seven online training modules that provide essential “Survival Skills” for the management of a TSNRP award. The online modules must be completed with ninety (90) days upon receipt of grant award letter, and participants can receive up to six hours of continuing education credit once the course evaluation has been completed.
- Post Award Survival Skills 1: Introduction and Overview
- Post-Award Management Survival Skills 2: Managing a Federal Award
- Post-Award Management Survival Skills 3: Project Management
- Post-Award Management Survival Skills 4: Interim and Annual Reports
- Post-Award Management Survival Skills 5: Budget Management
- Post-Award Management Survival Skills 6: Preparing Your TSNRP Final Report
- Post-Award Management Survival Skills 7: Dissemination
In addition to these online modules, there is also a six-hour Post Award Grant Management Workshop that is held in conjunction with the annual TSNRP Research and Evidence-Based Practice Dissemination Course held each spring. While the in-person workshop is not a mandatory requirement, attendance by new PIs and full-time project directors is highly encouraged since it provides an additional level of award management detail and allows investigators and project directors the opportunity to meet with the TSNRP grant management team.
A Grant Management Handbook has also been developed by TSNRP, designed to serve as a helpful resource throughout the lifespan of the award. That resource is handed out during the in-person Post Award Grant Management Workshop so there is an opportunity to review the concepts in more depth. If a new PI is unable to attend the in-person workshop, a copy of the reference handbook can be sent upon request.
TSNRP awards ensure that military-relevant evidence is created and applied into every-day nursing practice, and also supports the continued development of military nurse scholars—which makes the success of each project an important priority for the program.