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Looking Back at the iSRA Financial Management Conference: A Virtual Academy and A Virtual Success!

By SRAI News posted 04-06-2021 03:39 PM


Looking Back at the iSRA Financial Management Conference: A Virtual Academy and A Virtual Success!

Thank you to everyone for participating in the inaugural iSRA Financial Management Conference!

This meeting was a new online training event that served to highlight all things Post-Award. From the fiduciary responsibilities, approaches, processes, to strategies for effective financial research administration – we worked to develop a program that catered to research administrators that worked in research finance and beyond.

Our attendance for this meeting exceeded expectations and turned out to be an outstanding event! With over 30 session options, including a U.S. Federal Agency Panel on Post-Award, intimate roundtable discussions and networking opportunities, there was something for everyone. This expansive program was made possible in large part to our expert speakers, devoted members, and our sponsors, Cayuse and Huron. We are grateful for their efforts and support. 

Our three meeting Co-Chairs, Jason Guilbeault, Wendy Meister and Sandra Nordahl, brought vision and knowledge to the conference and went above and beyond to put together this phenomenal program. This meeting truly could not have happened without them and their expertise.

We look forward to making this meeting a new SRAI tradition and to offering even more Post-Award content in the future! If you would like to get involved with next year’s iSRA Financial Management Conference, please feel free to reach out and let us know by sending an email to

Authored by

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Dara Little, Assistant Vice President for Research and Sponsored Programs, Northern Illinois University


Susan Wyatt Sedwick, Senior Consulting Associate, Attain LLC

1 comment



04-09-2021 10:13 AM

By all accounts the conference went really well.  Congratulations!