Research Administrator Certificate
In light of the major reorganization underway in University Research Services & Administration, the Research Administrators Certificate program will be on hiatus for the fall. It is our goal to re-launch the program in January. URSA wishes to thank all who have expressed interest in the program and encourage you to consider joining us in the spring. Please check this webpage periodically for updates. In the meantime, there will be a number of general grant administration classes offered in the fall workshop schedule. Please visit staff workshops and faculty workshops for more information.
|Dawn Foster||Center for International Business Education and Research|
|Yolanda Gantz||Educational Research Bureau|
|Brenda Marlow||School of Public Health|
|James Stark II||Office of Sponsored Proposals and Awards|
About the Certificate
The Research Administrator Certificate is a program offered every fall and spring semester by University Research Services & Administration (URSA). It is designed to train and prepare research administrators to assist in the management of sponsored programs from beginning to end. The curriculum includes twelve required courses which cover all aspects of grants management from the proposal to the close-out and audit processes. The program may be completed in one semester or can take up to a year. Classes occur on average three times a month. Seats are limited so it’s important to register early during the recruitment period (typically, August and January).
A few classes have a test-out option which allows participants to take a pre-test for which a qualifying score allows them to opt out of the class. Participants must commit to attending each class in the program for which there is not a test-out option. The classes are offered in sequential order patterned after the life cycle of a grant.
Verbal, written and online exercises are an integral part of the classes. Some workshops include homework and post-test follow-up. There is a comprehensive exam after the completion of all required courses. Upon successful completion of the program a Certificate in Research Administration is awarded.
If you have any questions regarding this program, please contact URSA Sr. Training Specialist, Princeanna Walker.