SRAI Catalyst

About SRAI Catalyst

SRAI’s monthly electronic newsletter, Catalyst, features insights from top professionals in research management and administration, informs readers of SRAI’s extensive conference and educational offerings, recognizes members for their achievements and provides a space to network and learn more about the structure, functions and people of SRAI. 

SRA International and the Catalyst team hopes you find this newsletter interesting and helpful in your efforts of providing support to research. We encourage you to collaborate, investigate and continue your efforts toward improving the quality of the academic and research environment both in the US and abroad. Visit our website for the most current information on meetings, policy, happenings and events.  

Recent Articles

  • Authored by  Katie Watkins , M.Ed. Assistant Vice President, Research Admin University of Akron For institutions of higher education, the end of the academic semester is followed closely by Memorial Day, which is the traditional beginning of summer.  Summer in academia means less stressful days, a glut of available parking spaces, and, at least read more

  • Authored by Domenica G. Pappas, CRA SRAI At-Large Board Member “You should just do it”, “you would be great”, “you’re going to do what!!??” Those are some of the things I heard when I decided to submit my nomination to become a SRAI at-large Board member.  I ran because I wanted to get more involved in SRAI. Some of my colleagues said, “more involved????…but read more

  • Authored by Zoya Davis-Hamilton,  Associate Vice Provost for Research Administration and Development &  Sarah Marina,  Assistant Director for Research Administration and Development, Tufts University Conceptualized as the sister column to The Pulse, Background Noise is a new column devoted to less thoroughly investigated ideas of interest to the read more

  • Authored by Gayle Mowbray Walters , MS Director, Consortia Services Johns Hopkins University SRAI is a community of volunteers. Without them, our meetings would not be as successful as they are. I would like to take a moment to thank two in particular. Somewhere between eight and ten years ago, I handed over Silent Auction chair in the Northeast read more

  • Authored by Dr. Pamela F. Miller Director, Sponsored Projects University of California, Berkeley The SRAI 2019 Annual Meeting program is now posted! On behalf of the other two co-chairs, Gayle Walters, and Devin Kreuger, I want to encourage everyone to check out the educational programming opportunities that will be available at the meeting in read more


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Catalyst Editors

Seema Dhindaw, MS
Co-editor, Catalyst

Katie Watkins
Co-editor, Catalyst