The field of research administration is expansive with professionals in grant writing, budget development, contracts, compliance, financial management, clinical trials, etc. With almost any skillset you can find a niche in research administration. In this intensive training program, we are going to focus on the foundations of pre-award research administration. The pre-award aspect of our discipline is the launching point of any research program, so your role is vital to the research portfolio of your institution. So, let’s get you off to a solid start on your career path. Over the next couple of weeks, we will discuss organizational structures and their tie to how we carry out our work. We will also explore how to identify funding opportunities that enhance the mission of your principle investigator, department, or institution. Another key component of pre-award work is proposal and budget development, so we will breakdown the components of a grant application, and then we will tackle how to submit proposals. But, this intensive isn’t a cliff-hanger. We will wrap up the program discussing the next steps in graciously accepting reviewers’ comments or responding to an award notification. We will be using a number of interactive learning tools, so we encourage you to actively participate.
This six-week training program is designed to help research administrators take the first steps in understanding Pre-Award. The program will cover organizational structures and funding sources. Participants will have the opportunity to explore proposal and budget development as well as submission processes and award acceptance actions.
- Understanding Institutional Structures and Timelines
- Funding Development
- Proposal Development
- Budget Development
- The Submission Process
- Next Steps after Submission