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NCURA's FRA Conference (March 15-17) and PRA Conference (March 23-25), will be held virtually, as an inclusive opportunity for everyone in the research administration community to engage in an exceptional learning experience. The learning experiences offered are intended to help individuals advance their career, as well as increase effectiveness and productivity at their institution.
NCURA welcomes proposals that reflect diversity, sound adult learning principles and reflect the best thinking in the profession, informed by theory, research, and practice. To deliver exceptional learning experiences, preference may be given to proposals that are positioned to deliver a mix of the following:
To support NCURA's Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion, please limit your presentations to no more than two sessions during each conference, and up to one workshop for the shared workshop experience. This will ensure we will have many perspectives and opportunities for the community to get involved.
As you reflect on your proposal, please consider the following topics, which are focus areas for the conference program. While proposals may address more than one area, you must select one which is the best fit. The topic areas for the conferences are noted below:
FRA CONFERENCE: Accounting/Finance • Central • Clinical/Medical • Departmental • Diversity & Inclusion • Federal • Global • Human Capital • Predominantly Undergraduate Institutions • Regulatory Compliance/Audit
PRA CONFERENCE: Career Development • Clinical/Medical • Compliance • Departmental • Federal • Global • Predominantly Undergraduate Institutions • Research Development • Senior Leadership • Sponsored Research Administration
Assume some level of fundamental knowledge of research administration. Participants have limited experience of the subject area; they may be mid-career managers or directors looking to fill in gaps to solidify their skill set and individuals new to the profession.
This level is appropriate for individuals with some knowledge and experience in the subject area, individuals who are mid-level managers and directors in their fields with an established degree of competence and for those seeking to build on, apply or enhance existing knowledge.
Assume mastery of the subject. Sessions focus on in-depth knowledge and are at a high-level with peer-to-peer sharing, creativity, and innovation. Topics may be highly technical or detailed, preparing learners to shape organizational strategy and aid in the growth or progress of best practices. Objectives may be, to enhance the learner’s ability to lead change, manage high-performing teams, and develop leadership at their institution. This level is appropriate for senior staff and executives with significant expertise, knowledge and experience who could be deemed an expert in the field.
Sessions provide a general review of a subject area from a broader perspective
Will provide a general review of new developments.
Proposal Process & Selection Criteria
A program committee made up of member volunteers who are experts in research administration and understand the skills necessary to be successful in the profession, will review all proposals. Proposals are evaluated on each of the following five criteria:
Rules of Engagement
Submission Online: All proposals must be submitted using the online form. Upon submitting a proposal, you will receive an automatic confirmation for your records if it was submitted successfully.
Thought Leadership session
I have reviewed and agree to the Rules of Engagement for presenting & ready to submit my proposal
***The NCURA FRA and PRA 2021 Virtual Conferences Call for Proposals is now closed. For questions, please contact Tracey King, Senior Manager, Conferences and Sponsors - firstname.lastname@example.org.***