Reflections from a Fellow in the Journal of Research Administration’s Author Fellowship Program

By SRAI News posted 01-15-2020 17:26

  

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Reflections from a Fellow in the Journal of Research Administration’s Author Fellowship Program

In a series of articles, we will present the newest in research administration from the Journal of Research Administration. Read the full JRA here.

With the completion of the third cohort of the Journal of Research Administration’s Author Fellowship Program (JRA-AFP), I suspect many of the Fellows are deep in the manuscript development stage, refining their ideas for a JRA submission. Just a few short years ago, I was doing the same thing—writing and revising my article as part of the first Fellowship cohort. You might be wondering what I thought about the program and what my overall experience was like. Let me share a bit of my journey with you.

For me, being a published author was always a dream and seemed almost unattainable. In my role as a senior research administrator, I had a broad scope of responsibilities and worked with clinicians to help them increase their capacity to conduct community-based research. I had limited time to pursue anything related to developing a manuscript and honestly had no idea where to even begin. Then, in the Fall of 2016, I saw the email announcement about JRA’s Author Fellowship Program. This six-month pilot program was offered to encourage more interest in the journal by matching research administrators (fellows) with published JRA authors (peer advisors).

Read the full manuscript here


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Authored by Angela J. Silva, CRA, Research Project Manager II
MultiCare Institute for Research and Innovation


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