Level II: Sponsored Project Administration

Program Level: Intermediate 
 

Prerequisites:  Attendees are encouraged to have a minimum of three years of sponsored projects administration experience in order to understand and contribute to the discussion.


Advance Preparation/Pre-Work:  None

Field of Study: Specialized Knowledge - Technical 

Delivery Method:  Group-Live

Additional Resources:

Level II: Sponsored Project

Administration Workshop 

Critical Issues in Research Administration

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Description:

For more experienced research administrators, NCURA created "Level II: Sponsored Project Administration Workshop-Critical Issues in Research Administration" (commonly referred to as "SPA II"). This two and a half day professional development program offers participants an opportunity for in-depth instruction in four core aspects of research administration: institutional compliance responsibilities; proposal creation and submission; contract and subaward review; and post award financial administration. Each of these topics will be explored through a combination of broad overview, case study analysis and discussion.

SPA II differs from the Fundamentals of Sponsored Project Administration workshop in a number of important ways. Though Fundamentals is not a prerequisite to enrolling in SPA II, attendees are encouraged to have a minimum of three years of sponsored projects administration experience in order to understand and contribute to the discussion. Where Fundamentals provides a broad, sweeping overview of sponsored projects from "cradle to grave," SPA II takes a focused, in-depth view of a limited number of topics and issues. This approach enables the use of discussion and case studies to provide for greater audience participation. The Open Forum is another unique feature of SPA II where participants can pose questions and engage in lively discussion about virtually any aspect of research administration.

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