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Level I Virtual Workshop

Level I: Fundamentals of Sponsored Projects Administration
Part I: Pre-Award & Part II: Post-Award

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 investigators, gathering information required for successful proposal submission and award administration, and many other tasks. The purpose of Part I: Pre-Award and Part II: Post-Award is to provide participants new to the profession (or those who seek a fundamental refresher) 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 project management, closeout, and audit, as well as relevant compliance issues.

 


Upcoming Level I: Fundamentals of Sponsored Projects Administration Virtual Workshops

NEW!NCURA Virtual Fundamentals Experience will now be presented in 2 parts Earn your Certificate in the Fundamentals of Sponsored Project Administration!

Who Should Attend? Part I: Pre-Award and Part II: Post-Award are intended primarily for the newcomer (less than 2 years experience) involved in sponsored projects administration at higher education institutions and affiliates, or for the individual who has primarily worked in only one area of sponsored projects administration and is seeking a broader view of the profession. This curriculum is targeted specifically to personnel who work in departmental administration, central sponsored programs offices, grants and contracts, and other areas of sponsored projects administration.


Program Information


Program Level: Basic
Field of Study: Specialized Knowledge - Technical
Prerequisites: None
Delivery Method: Group Internet Based (indicated by VIRTUAL )

CEUs/CPEs: See here

 

Objectives

 

  • Explain the lifecycle of a proposal, from the time it begins as an idea with the faculty investigator to the point of award closeout.
  • Describe the differences between gifts, grants, contracts, and cooperative agreements.
  • Describe the underlying legal framework surrounding sponsored projects.
  • Identify the federal regulations that govern federally sponsored projects and discuss the key principles of each, including how they apply to the preparation and submission of proposals and the administration of awards.
  • Distinguish between allowable and unallowable costs and between direct and F&A costs.
  • Identify several types of third-party and non-sponsored agreements associated with sponsored projects administration.
  • Describe the various components of a proposal budget and how to apply an institution's F&A rate.
  • Summarize how an institution's F&A rate is calculated and impact of resources on the F&A rate.
  • Assist investigators in finding sources of funding.
  • Describe the importance of proper closeout of a sponsored project and the steps necessary to prepare for an audit.
  • Discuss the importance of the primary compliance issues facing institutions, including protection of human and animal research subjects, research misconduct, subrecipient monitoring, effort reporting, and export control regulations.
  • Offer an opportunity for networking and sharing best practices among colleagues.

Part I: Pre-Award

Presented Live via Zoom
Day 1: May 21, 2024 12:30 - 4:30pm ET
Day 2: May 22, 2024 12:30 - 4:30pm ET
More days to be announced soon for Fall 2024!

Register Here
Registration and Bulk Package Rates

As this is an interactive workshop, registrants will need a computer (laptop/tablet) with dial-in information available if sound becomes an issue. Webcams are encouraged, but not required, as part of the interaction.

Day One Schedule  
Module 1: Introduction to Research Administration
Module 2: Proposal Development & Funding Opportunities
Module 3: Government Regulations
Module 4: Proposal Anatomy & Cost Considerations
Questions/Wrap Up
Day Two Schedule  
Welcome Back!
Module 5: Proposal Review & Submission
Module 6: Compliance
Wrap Up

Part II: Post-Award

Presented Live via Zoom
Day 1: June 4, 2024 12:30 - 4:30pm ET
Day 2: June 5, 2024 12:30 - 4:30pm ET
*Registration Closed*
More days to be announced soon for Fall 2024!

Register Here
Registration and Bulk Package Rates

As this is an interactive workshop, registrants will need a computer (laptop/tablet) with dial-in information available if sound becomes an issue. Webcams are encouraged, but not required, as part of the interaction.

Day One Schedule  
Module 1: Introduction to Research Administration
Module 2: Government Regulations
Module 3: Award Receipt & Negotiation
Module 4: Award Setup & Management
Questions/Wrap Up
Day Two Schedule  
Welcome Back!
Module 4: Award Setup & Management (continued)
Module 5: F&A Recovery
Module 6: Award Closeout
Wrap Up

 


Learn More About the New Format!



 



Frequently Asked Questions


In consideration of the realities of Zoom Fatigue and the benefits of an expanded overall learning experience, the Virtual Fundamentals Workshop will be presented in 2 parts.

Yes! Our development team reviewed and refreshed the materials and activities for this new experience.

Yes, the content was designed as complimentary pieces to be taken in order.

Yes! All participants will earn the NCURA Fundamentals of Sponsored Projects Administration Certificate upon completion of Part I: Pre-Award and Part II: Post-Award.

Yes! All participants will receive CEUs after Part I: Pre-Award and also after Part II: Post-Award.

Yes! Moving forward there will be multiple date options for both Part I: Pre-Award and Part II: Post-Award so you can register when you are ready.

Meet the Development Team and Faculty!

Tricia Callahan

Associate Director of Operations & Research Training, Office of Sponsored Programs
Emory University

Sandra Fowler

Assistant Dean for Research, College of Agricultural & Life Sciences, Research Division
University of Wisconsin-Madison

 

Timothy Schailey

Assistant Vice President, Research Support Services, Office of Research Administration
Thomas Jefferson University

Shannon Sutton

Director Sponsored Projects
Western Illinois University

  • 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 HarrisFairmont 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 WoodBoise 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 TackettHarding University Main Campus