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The Education Scholarship Fund was established in 2011 to provide support to members seeking a master's degree in research administration.
NCURA is committed to the development of research administrators. The Education Scholarship Fund is designed to provide access to funds which would otherwise be unavailable through the generous donations of NCURA members. The Fund met its first goal of $100K is 2017 and gave its first scholarships in the Spring of 2018.
I have learned a tremendous amount of information in my Master’s program, much of which I am not exposed to in my current role.
I would like to use my education to encourage and engage others to learn as much as possible about the profession and mentor those who are willing to do so.
I love being part of an organization with like-minded individuals working towards a similar cause.
Research administration matters because the most promising single site for addressing the challenges of the twenty-first century…
As my knowledge and experience grow, I want to mentor and grow the next generation of research administrators.
I definitely encourage my colleagues to pursue a degree in Research Administration. This has been a life-changing experience and I cannot express enough how thankful I am to have the opportunity…
I hope to encourage others to pursue a graduate degree in Research Administration with an article in the magazine and by being an active member in NCURA.
I decided to pursue a MS in research administration to strengthen my knowledge to better support departments and advance in my career.
A degree in research administration was prompted by visiting the Exhibit Hall at conferences. Staying informed about the ever-shifting landscape of federal funding through my NCURA interactions I can share timely information with faculty that could affect their research funding.
I want to always be the most knowledgeable research administrator that I can be, and also be a valuable resource to others on my team. Earning my degree will help me to accomplish both of these goals.
In 2011 I was introduced to the world of research administration and fell in love with the profession... I decided to pursue a Masters Degree in research administration because I dream of becoming a Director of a Sponsored Projects Office someday and knew that I needed to gain more knowledge to obtain this position in the future.
I look at this as another tool to keep giving back to the profession. I want to continue to engage and empower the newer generations of research administrators as the landscape continues to evolve.
I love being back in higher education. It feels like I’ve come home, and I can see a clear pathway to sharing my love of research administration with other people…I am looking forward to increasing my involvement in NCURA.
Simply put the scholarship would be a great relief… there is no denying that any financial assistance would ease the strains of a growing family.
I want to open the door to more opportunities…and to increase my value in the research administration community.
I am highly intrigued by the relationship between scientific research and administration, and how it advances our nation’s research enterprise. I look forward to growing as a research administrator with NCURA’s community.
NCURA has given me an ever-expanding network of professionals who I want to emulate by both their extensive knowledge and service rendered. I truly do hope to “pay it forward” as so many others have done for me.
Nicole Nichols, Washington University in St. Louis
Georgetta Dennis, Attain Partners
Joseph Gibbs, University of California-Los Angeles
Jennifer Harman, University of Rochester
Grace Martey, University of Ghana
Luigi Pellegrino, Bocconi University
Joanna Sabal, University of Connecticut
Charles Shannon, Ulster University
Amanda Tan, University of California-Los Angeles