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.



Lindsay Britt, University of New Mexico

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.


Andrew Gray, University of Oregon

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.

Sarah Browngoetz, Olympic College

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.  

Joseph P. Gibbs, University of California, Los Angeles

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.

Tammy Pratt, Clarkson University

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

Amanda Tan, Boston University

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.


Syliva Bradshaw, Dixie State University

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.


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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