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Education Scholarship Fund

About the NCURA Education Scholarship Fund

The Education Scholarship Fund was established in 2011 to provide support to members seeking a master's degree in research administration. 

 

NCURA's Mission for the Fund

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.

 

Research administration matters because the most promising single site for addressing the challenges of the twenty-first century…

Paulo M. Loonin,Washington University in St. LouisSpring 2022

As my knowledge and experience grow, I want to mentor and grow the next generation of research administrators.

Brianne Watkins, New Mexico Institute of Mining and TechnologySring 2022

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…

Kristi Dorsey, University of North Carolina at WilmingtonFall 2021

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.

Melissa Freudenberger, Clemson UniversityFall 2021

 

Jill Francisco, University of South CarolinaSpring 2021

I decided to pursue a MS in research administration to strengthen my knowledge to better support departments and advance in my career.

Kylia Teixeira, Mass General Brigham IncorporatedSpring 2021

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.

Georgetta Dennis, Auburn UniversityFall 2020

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.

Kasey Schubert, Tufts UnviersityFall 2020

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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.

Lindsay Britt, University of New MexicoSpring 2020

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.

Andrew Gray, University of OregonSpring 2020

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.

Sarah Browngoetz, Olympic CollegeFall 2019

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.

Joseph P. Gibbs, University of California, Los AngelesFall 2019

I want to open the door to more opportunities…and to increase my value in the research administration community.

Tammy Pratt, Clarkson UniversitySpring 2019

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.

Amanda Tan, Boston University2018, Inaugural Recipient

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.

Sylvia Bradshaw, Dixie State University2018, Inaugural Recipient

Chair
Olive Giovannetti, University of California-San Francisco
Vice Chair
Nicole Nichols, Washington University in St. Louis

Adam Carter, Marine Biological Laboratory
Georgetta Dennis, Auburn University
Lizette Gonzales, Texas A & M University - Kingsville
Jennifer Harman, University of Rochester
Alexa Van Dalsem, University of Colorado Boulder

 

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