External Training Opportunities

Foundation center

The Foundation Center maintains the most comprehensive database on U.S. and, increasingly, global grantmakers and their grants — a robust, accessible knowledge bank for the sector. It also operates research, education, and training programs designed to advance knowledge of philanthropy at every level. The Center offers both free and fee based trainings and seminars/workshops on topics such as introduction to finding funders, grant seeking basics, proposal writing basics, and proposal budgeting basics.

Here is the weblink to the Foundation Center Atlanta homepage: http://foundationcenter.org/atlanta/

Here is the direct link to the Foundation Center’s Atlanta training calendar: http://grantspace.org/Classroom/Training-Calendar/Atlanta If you click on an event, it will tell you if it is free or a fee is associated.

NIH office of extramural research workshops & training

These educational opportunities are sponsored by the National Institutes of Health OER division and offer exposure to a variety of topics.

SRA certificate programs

The Society of Research Administrators offers 11 certificate programs encompassing every aspect of research administration. Click on the individual titles below for more information:

     SRAI research administration webinars

             This online education series covers all main topics confronting a research administrator.

              SRAI Online Education webpage

NCURA educational programs

The National Council of University Research Administrators offers a range of workshops targeted to research administrators with varying levels of experience. Click on the titles below for more information:

The RACC national certification exam

The Research Administrator Certification Council has the primary role to certify that “an individual through experience and testing has the fundamental knowledge necessary to be a professional research or sponsored programs administrator” — RACC

The RACC is a private, independent, non-profit organization that develops and administers a voluntary program for certification of individuals who meet the requirements established by the council. To find out more about how to become a Certified Research Administrator click here.