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The Changing Face of Research Administration

The Changing Face of Research Administration Over the span of my career, research administration has remade itself many times. Gone are the days of making dozens of copies of funding proposals to a meet an express main pick-up deadline, or failing to meet the pick-up and driving the proposal...


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Why I Volunteer

Why I Volunteer When I joined SRAI and attended my first Section Meeting in 2006, I knew right after that meeting that SRAI was my community. People were engaging, inclusive, interested in my opinion, and saw potential in me that I had not recognized in myself. I owe an abundance of...


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Being an SRAI Volunteer

Being an SRAI Volunteer Volunteering for SRA International allows you to give back to your profession and colleagues as well as receive the benefit of new friends. Your new contacts give you resources “to go to” when you are told “everybody else was OK” with the particular issue(s) you say...


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Walking the Tightrope – Reflections on a Career in Research Administration

Walking the Tightrope – Reflections on a Career in Research Administration Like most of you reading this article, I never intended to pursue work as a Research Administrator, and I didn’t even know that such a field existed until I unexpectedly found myself working as a Grant Administrator in...


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“Get Interested in What You’re Doing and Give it Your All”

“Get Interested in What You’re Doing and Give it Your All” I am Pamela Denise Montgomery. I am running for an At-Large Board Member for the Board of Directors position with the Society of Research Administrators International. I have been serving the research community at Duke University in...


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Electronic Communication

Electronic Communication During the COVID-19 pandemic, research administrators are finding creative ways to communicate with their faculty, staff, and institutions. Thankfully, the research administration community thrives online. One form of electronic communication we all rely on is email. ...


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Hail and Farewell: New Faces, Common Goals

Hail and Farewell: New Faces, Common Goals Hail and Farewell is a traditional military event celebrating those coming to and departing from an organization. Hail and Farewell builds organizational camaraderie, a feeling of pride, fellowship, and shared goals; as well as loyalty to the...


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Michigan Chapter

Michigan Chapter I hope you are well and are able to take some time this summer to relax. It sure has been a whirlwind these last few months. But as I keep telling myself - the waters are always choppy during the storm - we just have to weather them. I am writing today to officially announce...


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Chesapeake Chapter

Chesapeake Chapter On June 19th, the chapter held its virtual business meeting. At that time we announced our new officers: Janice Oakley , UMD, President-Elect and Kyra Vocci , JHU. Congratulations Janice and Kyra! Teri Palin , NIH, takes over the reigns as...


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Delaware Valley Chapter

Delaware Valley Chapter The Delaware Valley Chapter is looking forward to a very productive year ahead with their new leadership team. DVSRAI has posted and transitioned to their 2020/2021 newly elected Officers. I would like to acknowledge and congratulate our new Delaware Valley Chapter ...