Pamela A. Webb

 Number of Years in Research Administration: 34

Institutions: University of California, Los Angeles; University of California, Santa Barbara; Northwestern University, Stanford University, University of Minnesota


Pamela A. Webb is the Associate Vice President for Research at the University of Minnesota.  In this capacity, she is responsible for pre-award and post-award non-financial services supporting about $790M in research awards annually, as well as research compliance, negotiation of F&A rates, effort reporting, and export controls.   Prior to her appointment at the University of Minnesota in July 2007, Pamela led pre-award and post-award administration in the Office of Sponsored Research at Stanford University.    Pamela has been involved in research administration for 32 years, including 12 years at the University of California-Los Angeles as well as UC Santa Barbara, Northwestern University, and Stanford.


Pamela has served as a national officer of her professional association (the National Council of University Research Administrators, NCURA) and served two terms on NCURA’s Board of Directors.  In October 2009, she received NCURA’s Distinguished Service award, and in August 2016, she received NCURA’s highest honor, the Outstanding Achievement in Research Administration Award.   She has co-chaired a national conference on Electronic Research Administration, and serves as a reviewer for NCURA’s Peer Review program and as a faculty member for NCURA’s Sponsored Projects Administration travelling national workshops.  Pamela previously served on the Federal Demonstration Partnership Executive Committee.  She currently serves on the Council of Governmental Relations Board of Directors, and chairs their Research Compliance and Administration Committee.   She recently accepted a three year appointment to serve on the National Science Foundation’s  Business Operations Advisory Committee.  Pamela is a frequent presenter at the national and regional level, specializing in electronic research administration and subawards, as well as helping research administrators learn the complex regulatory environment.

NCURA Peer Program engagements are priced as a flat fee, scaled to the sponsored programs total active award dollars in the last fiscal year, regardless of type of Peer Program engagement.