Training and Resources

CITI Training

We offer two courses through the Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative (CITI Program) that may be of interest to you whether you are a graduate student, postdoctoral fellow, faculty member, or other professional. Be sure to access CITI Program training through the Auburn University CITI Single Sign-On (SSO) link or by selecting LOG IN THROUGH MY ORGANIZATION in CITI. This will allow CITI training completions to be accurately recorded in Auburn University systems. For more information on this process, please click here.

Whether you are a graduate student, postdoctoral fellow, faculty member, or other professional, an understanding of grants, how to find them, and how to create and submit a proposal are critical skills that are often not part of formal training programs. Essentials of Grant Proposal Development aims to take much of the mystery out of grant writing by walking learners through the process one step at a time with in-depth instruction that includes videos, exercises, resources, and examples.

The Essentials of Research Administration course explains concepts regarding research administration including the varying structures of sponsored programs, research advancement and development responsibilities, and award process specifics (pre-award, award negotiation and acceptance, and post-award). It also assists individuals working or seeking employment in research administration by exploring professional opportunities, various available resources, professional associations/organizations, advanced learning opportunities, and more.

It is intended for research administration professionals (sponsored programs professionals and managers), principal investigators (PIs), project directors, and others who are responsible for research administration. It may also help individuals determine whether a career in research administration is right for them.

Federal Funder Grant Training Resources


Hanover Research Webinar Archive

Explore the categories below to discover webinars that could be valuable for you. Stay updated on upcoming releases by clicking on the "Upcoming" title, checking back regularly, and subscribing to our Funding Focus Newsletter.



  • Engaging Collaborators to Enhance your Proposal, May 2024
    • Review profiles of different key collaborators in the grant development process, what they bring to the table, and how you can best draw them into your orbit.

  • Grant Academy Roundtable: Launching Competitive Grantseekers, June 2024
    • Hanover Grant Academy team collaborates with and reviews major insights and best practices that institutions can consider in creating faculty development programs focused on grant writing.

  • Introduction to Grantseeking for Administrators, August 2024
    • How can Research Administrators best support their colleagues in the pursuit and management of grant funding.

  • What Deadline?! Keeping yourself & Others On-Track in Grant Development, October 2024
    • Best practices for managing the different phases of grant development, including ways to keep yourself and your team working towards important project milestones.

  • Integrating Theoretical Frameworks into Grant Proposals, November 2024
    • The integration of theoretical frameworks into a grant narrative can strengthen the rationale and impact of your project.

  • Communicating the Impacts of Your Research, December 2024
    • Helping researchers articulate the significance and broader implications of their work, including an overview of research impacts, the importance of dissemination, and methods for communicating impact.