Curriculum Schedule

Guide to the Administration of Sponsored Projects

Registration

Classes are held in the Lexington Building, 620 W. Lexington St, 4th floor, conference room 4-110. In the event that this room is unavailable for a session, registrants will be notified via email of the class location.

We make every effort to avoid date or time changes. A session will be rescheduled if campus is closed at the starting time of the class. Registrants will be notified via email of any necessary change for weather or other reasons.

SPA is transitioning to a new format for curriculum training in research administration. ONLY the classes listed below are available at this time. Registrants are expected to attend as registered.

Sessions and Topics  
Session 1: 
The field of research administration
Essentials, terms and acronyms
Roles and responsibilities
Finding sponsored funding
  Tuesday
1/23/2018
9:00-11:00 am

Session 2, Part A:
Proposal budget development
    -Direct and F&A costs
    -Discussing budgets with your PI
    -Allowable costs - estimating expenses

  Tuesday
2/13/2018
9:00-11:00 am

Session 2, Part B:
Proposal Development
    -Reviewing a funding opportunity
    -Preparing & compiling proposal components
Proposal Routing and Submission

  Tuesday
2/20/2018
9:00-11:00 am
Session 3:
Award terms and conditions:
     -Key issues
     -Award negotiation process
  Tuesday
3/6/2018
9:00-11:00 am
Session 4, Part A:
Compliance Network
Conflict of Interest
Research Integrity
  Tuesday
3/27/2018
9:00-11:00 am
Session 4, Part B:
Effort reporting
Human subjects research
Animal use in research
Environmental Health and Safety
Export controls
  Tuesday
4/17/2018
9:00-11:15 am

Session 5:
Sponsor review of proposals
Post-submission/just-in-time responses
Award review and acceptance
Project set-up
Project management overview

  Tuesday
5/15/2018
9:00-11:00 am
Session 6:
Personnel and Payroll, including
Payroll profiles and expenses
Recruiting and hiring
International issues
Students/graduate research assistants 
  Tuesday
6/19/2018
9:00-11:00 am
Session 7:
Operating Expenses, including
Cost allowability
Procurement
Travel
Outgoing subawardsc
Thursday
3/8/2018
1:30-3:30 pm
Tuesday
9/18/2018
9:00-11:00 am
Session 8:
Sponsor payments
Managing changes to the project and budget
Faculty transfers
Thursday
4/12/2018
1:30-3:30 pm
Tuesday
10/16/2018
9:00-11:00 am
Session 9:
Patents and intellectual property
Disclosing and protecting inventions,
discoveries, and copyrightable works
Thursday
5/3/2018
1:30-3:30 pm
Tuesday
11/6/2018
9:00-11:00 am
Session 10:
Property/equipment management
Award and project close-out
Reporting
Record retention and audits
Thursday
5/17/2018
1:30-3:30 pm
Tuesday
12/11/2018
9:00-11:00 am