Level I

Level I: Fundamentals of Sponsored Project Administration

2019 Level I Workshop Dates:
September 4-6, 2019 ~ Chicago, IL Sold Out
December 4-6, 2019 ~ New Orleans, LA

Individuals involved in sponsored projects administration are faced with a multitude of challenges: becoming knowledgeable about federal regulations and individual agency requirements, providing assistance to faculty, gathering information, administration of awards, and many other tasks. The purpose of this program is to provide participants new to the profession with a broad overview of the various aspects involved in sponsored projects administration, including preparation and review of proposals; negotiation and acceptance of awards; financial and administrative management, closeout and audit, as well as relevant compliance issues.

Tricia Callahan

Senior Research Education and Information Officer, Colorado State University

Csilla Csaplár

Director, Engineering Research Administration, Stanford  

Lindsey Demeritt

Associate Director, Sponsored Research, University of Texas at Austin


Sandra Fowler

Assistant Dean, The University of Wisconsin Madison

Walter Goldschmidts

Vice President and Executive Director Office of Sponsored Programs, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory

Rosemary Madnick

Executive Director, Office of Grants and Contracts, University of Alaska Fairbanks



Heather Offhaus

Director, Medical School Grant Review & Analysis, University of Michigan Medical School

Twila Reighley

Assistant Vice President of Research & Graduate Studies, Michigan State University

Robin Riglin

Senior Associate Director, Office of Sponsored Programs, The Pennsylvania State University 



Timothy Schailey

Director of Research Administration, Thomas Jefferson University 

Lori Ann Schultz

Assistant Director, Sponsored Projects Services, University of Arizona

Shannon Sutton

Director of Sponsored Programs, Western Illinois University 

The next Level I Workshop will be held in New Orleans, LA, December 4-6, 2019.


Host Hotel: Hilton New Orleans Riverside

Group Rate: $199-$229/night - Book your room online here.
Reservations can also be made toll free by dialing  1-504-561-0500/1-800-Hiltons - please identify yourself as being with NCURA.

Cut-Off Date: November 12, 2019 or until the group block is sold-out, whichever comes first.         

Level I Participant Testimonials

This was a wonderful, eye-opening workshop. I value and appreciate the time and effort to help those of us who are new to grants management feel better prepared.

LaDai Harris, Fairmont State University

This was my first NCURA conference and I really enjoyed it and took a lot away from it. The presenters were all great. It was a very inviting forum and nice to make contacts.

Rhiannon Wood, Boise State University

All three presenters were professional and friendly in their demeanor - very approachable. This was helpful for someone with very little experience and made me feel more comfortable asking questions.

Nancy Tackett, Harding University Main Campus

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