About the Conference


Virtual Pre-Award Research Administration Conference

The Pre-Award Research Administration Conference (PRA) will be held virtually, March 23-25, 2021, following the Financial Research Administration Conference (FRA) on March 15-17, 2021. Shared Workshop days will be held between the two conferences, on Thursday, March 18th and Monday, March 22nd. This schedule allows both FRA and PRA participants a chance to register for a topic in a learning area outside of your expertise.


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Join us for the Keynote on March 23rd, three days of presentations, panel discussions, and networking opportunities spanning a wide array of financial issues in Research Administration. NCURA members enjoy a discounted registration fee, and the conference is open to all individuals in the Research Administration community.

Tracks (Topics) Offered:

Career Development






PUI (Predominantly Undergraduate Institutions)

Research Development

Senior Level Forum

Sponsored Research Administration

ONDEMAND All Sessions will be offered OnDemand immediately following the broadcast of the sessions and available through the end of the day on June 20, 2021.  Once in the platform, click the OnDemand button on the platform to access.