Oct. 19: Workshop on sponsored programs essentials

NCURA Region IV (National Council of University Research Administrators) and UND will present “Sponsored Programs Essentials: Pre-Award and Post-Award” on Oct. 19 at the Energy & Environmental Research Center, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

This one-day workshop will provide the concepts, strategies, and best practices for pre-award and post-award management of sponsored research. Receive expert instruction at an affordable registration fee and low travel costs!

The workshop provides an introduction to the “life cycle” of sponsored research administration. Learn concepts, strategies, and best practices from experts in your region. Research administrators from central and departmental offices will benefit from this workshop.

Topics presented include:


  • Reviewing program announcements
  • Assembling proposals
  • Accepting awards


  • Award management
  • Financial reporting
  • Closeouts and audits

Throughout the Grant Lifecycle

  • The intersection of roles, responsibilities, and institutional policy
  • Uniform Guidance
  • Implications for financial risk

Instruction Provided by Experienced NCURA Speakers

  • Heather Offhaus, Director, Grant Review & Analysis,University of Michigan
  • Shannon Sutton, Director, Office of Sponsored Programs,Western Illinois University


Early-bird rate: $175 before Oct. 12. Regular rate: $200 after Oct. 12. Registration fee includes lunch and refreshments. Register Now 

For more information, visit the NCURA Region IV website or contact Patience Graybill, Chair of the NCURA Region IV Traveling Workshop Subcommittee at patience.graybill@wustl.edu, or Michelle Schoenecker, Co-Chair, at schoene7@uwm.edu.