Trainings and Conferences



SRAI’s training programs and conferences give research administrators & managers ways to connect, learn and advance their careers.

For organizations, the benefits lie in utilizing these educational programs to develop highly skilled staff teams that have mastered research administration & management competencies and are equipped to drive organizational success. If you are new to research administration & management or have years of experience, SRAI’s training programs and conferences are designed to meet your educational and professional development needs.

Annual Meeting

Our 2023 Annual Meeting is heading to Seattle! Join us for the conference October 16-18, and sign up for extra learning with our pre-conference workshops on October 14-15. This meeting is guaranteed to have a vast slate of workshops, main events, educational tracks and social networking opportunities designed to fit our members' needs.


PI Intensive for New Faculty and Researchers

The PI Intensive is a comprehensive workshop designed to empower your new faculty and researchers with the essential knowledge base and skills they need to excel in their research careers. The 1.5 day program will be held October 12 – 13, 2023 in Seattle, Washington at the Hyatt Regency. Led by distinguished researchers from across the SRAI network, this program offers valuable insights and practical guidance for our Senior Postdoctoral Fellows, Assistant Professors, and Faculty new to research.


2023 iSRA Financial Management Conference

The iSRA Financial Management Conference is an online training event that highlights the fiduciary responsibilities, approaches, processes, and strategies for effective financial research administration. The conference is targeted to central and departmental research administrators who manage research finance, allocate costs to research awards, or support financial operations.


2023 iSeries Conference 

The 2023 iSeries Conference is a virtual event that offers one year’s worth of training in three days, with the flexibility to create your own schedule. Complete with networking opportunities, workshops, and multiple educational tracks, this event is one you won’t want to miss.


Intensive Training Programs

Intensive Training Programs provide an opportunity for research administrators to concentrate on a specific area that supports their professional growth. Whether you are new to the field with less than 2 years experience or a mid-level research manager there is always a need for professional growth. Discuss current issues, learn best practices, participate in real-world challenges and get immediate feedback in a deep-dive training format.


Section & Chapter Meetings

One of SRAI's greatest strengths is its regional diversity. Sections and Chapters host up to 12 face-to-face meetings yearly. Members can network with local peers as well attend inspiring education sessions.