Author Fellowship Program

Call for Participation

Deadline for Cohort 3 Applications: November 9, 2018

The goal of the Journal of Research Administrators (JRA) Author Fellowship Program is to increase the confidence, capacity, and willingness of research administrators to serve the field and share their expertise as journal or magazine authors. Prospective authors (Fellows) are paired with published Peer Advisors for a six-month fellowship. Fellow applications for Cohort 3 will be accepted starting September 10, 2018; applications will be closed on November 9, 2018. Published authors are encouraged to apply as Peer Advisors.

Applicants must be a member of the Society of Research Administrators International (SRAI), or of the Association of Research Managers and Administrators (ARMA).

Important Dates:

  • September 10, 2018 - Application Open
  • November 9, 2018 – Applications Due
  • First week of December – Selection Complete
  • December 20, 2018 – Notification to Applicants
  • January 15, 2019 – Cohort 3 Begins

Prospective Authors New to the Publishing Experience

Have you thought about writing an article for the Journal of Research Administration (JRA) but didn’t know where to begin? JRA’s Author Fellowship Program can help. The program pairs budding writers with published authors who will provide assistance for six (6) months on:

  • developing a literature review in support of a proposed topic; and/or
  • expanding an article proposal to a complete draft.

Apply Now

To be eligible to be a Fellow, you must be a SRAI or ARMA member. To apply to be a Fellow, complete the online application form. If you have any questions, please contact Nathan Vanderford, Editor-in-Chief, JRA.  

Published Authors Willing to Provide Guidance for Writers

Are you a published author who wants to share your expertise with aspiring authors and make a contribution to the research administration profession? We are looking for Peer Advisors who have published at least one peer-reviewed article to support Fellows by advising on:

  • literature review sources;
  • overall structure and content of an article proposal or a complete draft; and/or
  • response to reviewer comments.

Fellow Peer Advisors are not expected to serve as proofreaders or copy editors. Peer Advisors should be willing to commit one to four hours per month during the fellowship period, which will span six (6) months, depending on the level of assistance requested by the Fellow.

Apply Now

To apply to be a Fellow Peer Advisor, you have to be a member of SRAI or ARMA, and complete the online application form. If you have any questions, please contact Nathan Vanderford, Editor-in-Chief, JRA.  

Meet Cohort 2 Fellows (and their Peer Advisors)

Tonya Edvaison

Tonya Edvaison, USA

Clinical Research Compliance Officer
University of Utah

Peer Advisor: Kristen Levy, USA, Boston University

Patrice Martin

Patrice Martin, USA

Sponsored Project Officer
The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia/Wilmington University

Peer Advisor: Dr. Louise Maythorne, UK, Bath Spa University

Dr. Caroline Ang

Dr. Caroline Ang, UK

Research Development Manager
University of Bath

Peer Advisor: Doug Mounce, USA, Cancer Research and Biostatistics (CRAB) 

Alison Hay

Alison Hay, UK

Research Developer
The Glasgow School of Art

Peer Advisor: Dr. Simon Kerridge, UK, University of Kent


Adrienne Dumke, USA

Conflict of Interest Specialist
University of Louisville

Peer Advisor: Dr. Phillip Cola, USA, Case Western Reserve University

Dr.Rosita Tormala-Nita

Dr. Rosita Tormala-Nita, USA

Grants Assistant
Marquette University

Peer Advisor: Dr. Julie Bayley, UK, University of Lincoln


Dr. David Young, UK

Research Funding and Police Manager
Northumbia University

Peer Advisor: Dr. Diane Gavin, UK, University of Phoenix