Intensive Training Programs

Intensive Trainings: In-Person Opportunities


Research Leadership Intensive - In person - SOLD OUT
July 17-19, 2024

This intensive program is targeted at Research management professionals with some degree of supervisory oversight for people and/or programs (e.g., Managers, Directors, VPs) in any aspect of research administration: Pre-award, Post-award, Compliance, Conflict of Interest, Technology Transfer, Human Research Protections, Animal Welfare, Research Misconduct, Internal Audit, Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR), etc.

Intensive Trainings: Virtual Opportunities


Basics of Research Administration Intensive
September 11 - October 16, 2024

This six week program was developed for research administrators new to the field with less than 2 years experience. The content is designed to provide a broad awareness across research administration. Participants will self-train at their own pace with micro-credentialing modules, then participate in six 90-minute cohort sessions online to discuss key elements and review course concepts.


Building a Basics Budget Mini-Intensive
July 9 - July 23, 2024

This three-week workshop highlights the challenges associated with creating an effective budget, Participants from all levels of the institution will benefit by receiving comprehensive and practical information, along with specific examples, which can be used for various aspects of an institutions grant budgeting needs.


Clinical Research Budget & Billing Mini-Intensive
September 24 - October 8, 2024

This intensive program is intended for mid-level clinical research professionals, including research coordinators and administrators, with limited exposure to clinical research budget & billing. The course aims to teach learners the best practices for building a clinical research study budget and identifying the downstream impacts on the organization & patient experience. Speakers will cover pre-award & post-award topics to allow learners to wholistically understand coverage analysis, budget development, and clinical billing & sponsor invoicing. 


Departmental Administration Intensive
November 13 - December 18, 2024

This intensive program was developed for early career individuals responsible for directly supporting investigators and research teams. The content is designed to provide a strong foundation necessary to manage the complexities and nuances of departmental research administration. Participants will self-train at their own pace with micro-credentialing modules.


Manager's Toolbox Intensive 
September 3 - September 19, 2024

Designed for managers, supervisors, team leaders, and anyone looking to enhance their management skills, this program helps participants become proficient in distinguishing management from leadership, developing effective management strategies, utilizing communication techniques for people management and conflict resolution, and acquiring practical skills like performance management and decision-making. Participants will also learn to address workplace stress and burnout.


Post-Award Intensive 
August 6 - August 22, 2024

This intensive program will encourage exploration of the research administrator's role at their institution and at others. Discussions and exercises will include topics such as methodologies for assessing costs and concerns associated with personnel effort, consultants, equipment, supplies, travel, subcontracts, total direct cost, program income, indirect costs, and cost sharing.


Pre-Award Fundamentals Intensive
May 15 - June 26, 2024

This intensive program is intended for those just stepping into a pre-award position whether as a newcomer to the field of research administration or those changing focus within research administration. As Pre-Award is the foundation for the grant lifecycle, pre-award research administrators play a critical role in setting a grant off to a good start.


Preparing for a Financial Audit Mini-Intensive
September 24 & 26, 2024

This program is targeted to the beginner and intermediate level research administrators who are interested in expanding their knowledge of sponsored program financial audits.  Participants from all levels of the institution, be it college, department or central administration, will benefit from this presentation which will include practical examples of financial audits from higher educational institutions.


Research Contract Review and Negotiation Intensive
September 17 - October 1, 2024

This intensive program is intended for new to mid-level research administrators who are involved in negotiation and review of research related contracts and agreements. The course is designed to equip participants with an understanding of the complex and challenging aspects of contract negotiation and management within the realm of research, and aims to help participants understand the different research contract types and their respective components. 


Subrecipient Monitoring and Management Mini-Intensive
Dates coming soon!

This two week program was designed to help participants understand the rules and regulations, and minimize the burden of 2 CFR 200.331-333, "Subrecipient Monitoring and Management". This session will benefit individuals with basic, some background in sponsored programs subrecipient administration as well as individuals who have been working with subrecipients. 


If you have any questions regarding training intensives, please email srameetings@srainternational.org.