NCURA is proud to support the success and growth of research administrators through our Young Professionals Program, which will provide specialized professional development designed for the next generation of NCURA member research administration leaders. We invite you to participate in our Young Professionals Program and let us help you in the advancement of your career.

  • Access to the NCURA Young Professionals Online Collaborate Community to increase and enhance your global network.
  • Discounted membership dues at your next renewal
  • Discounts on NCURA national conferences and workshops
  • Discounts on NCURA hard copy & online publications
  • Discounts on NCURA Online Tutorials 
  • Free quarterly webinars on topics like:
    • Career Pathways in Research Administration: Identifying and Matching Your Strengths with the Right Position
    • Enhancing Your Presentation Skills
    • Building a Powerful Network
    • Chairing Effective Meetings
    • For the Newer Supervisor: Coaching, Managing, and Leading—How Does it All Fit?
  • NCURA Young Professionals Mentoring: Both individual and group mentors willing to help you develop your career
  • Quarterly online newsletter written by and designed for young professionals
  • An invitation to a yearly reception at the August Annual Meeting in Washington, DC where you will be able to connect in-person with your colleagues in the program and increase your network.


We also invite you to join the new NCURA Young Professionals Council. The Young Professionals Council will meet with NCURA leadership several times a year both in-person and virtually to discuss how NCURA can best support your career needs and what you would like to see NCURA explore in the future.  You are the future of research administration.