Level II

Level II: Sponsored Projects Administration

2020 Level II Workshop Dates: December 7-10, 2020


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 four 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.

The next SPAII Workshop will be held virtually, December 7-10, 2020. 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.

Member: $385
NonMember: $462
New Member with Dues: $575



Level II Participant Testimonials

All parts of the workshop will be most helpful to me on the job. I am ready to further streamline our research operations at our institution. I learned so much that I immediately plan to apply to my job. The speakers were wonderful and extremely knowledgeable and engaging. I also enjoyed the case studies and networking opportunities. This was the best workshop I have attended and I look forward to attending others in the future. Thank you again!

Angelyn Griffing, Texas Heart Institute at St. Luke's Episcopal Hospital

The content and delivery of the workshop was exceptional. All three speakers were highly knowledgeable, personable, and engaging. 

Scott Simmons, Stevens Institute of Technology

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