Life Cycle of the Award Series

Compliance: Two parts; Two hours each

Award Monitoring/Management: Two parts; Two hours each

Award Negotiation and Acceptance: Three parts: 90 minutes each

Pre-Award/Budgeting: Three parts; 90 minutes each

Proposal Development: Three parts; 90 minutes each

Each webinar comes with a copy of the presentation slides and any handouts used by the presenters. These are available for download from a handouts tab, that will be visible after registration.

  • Proposal Development

    The Proposal Development video webinar is a three part series that covers the essentials of proposal development from inception through submission.

    90 Minutes per Session: The Proposal Development video webinar is a three part series that covers the essentials of proposal development from inception through submission. Part I begins with proposal planning and review of the project and the application requirements. Part II continues with a session on the budget and justification and is completed with a session on preparation and submission. Part III will include discussion of proposal planning, logistics, financial and compliance considerations. There will be full series dedicated to budgeting later in the Life Cycle series. The panel will provide guidance for the proposal lifecycle. While some of the material will be basic and introductory, there will be additional details that will benefit experienced learners and will provide ample opportunities for discussion and training at institutions.

    Member Price: $295.00
    EARMA Member Price $318.60
    Non-Member Price: $354.00

    Interested in purchasing the complete Life Cycle Series? Click here and add all 5 webinars to your cart to automatically receive a 10% discount on your order!

    Participants will gain a thorough understanding of proposal development from planning through submission.

    Stephanie Gray

    Assistant Vice President, Office of Research

    University of Florida

    David Smelser

    Assistant Director of Sponsored Programs

    Office of Sponsored Programs, University of Tennessee

    Sandy Sward

    Director, Pre-award Services

    Montana State University

    Cynthia Hope

    Assistant Vice President for Research & Director of Sponsored Programs

    The University of Alabama
    NCURA Distinguished Educator


    Participants receive 1.5 hours of Continuing Education Credits for each webinar = .2 CEU Credits per webinar

    "Cost-effective” way to supplement on-boarding program and continuing education training.

    The series "Covered the major components of the research project life cycle" 

    "Life saver!"

    Users said that the amount of material “felt right” and that each subject received “enough time”.

  • Pre-Award / Budgeting

    Are you ready to start building your sponsored project or idea, but don’t know what and how much to ask for? If preparing a budget for your grant or contract is daunting for you, come learn the basic elements of how to draft a project budget with confidence.

    90 Minutes per Session: Are you ready to start building your sponsored project or idea, but don't know what and how much to ask for? If preparing a budget for your grant or contract is daunting for you, come learn the basic elements of how to draft a project budget with confidence.An effective budget can be a productive tool in driving towards your goals for the entire life of the project. We also need to ensure that we have the funds needed to complete the project successfully and do not to leave resources on the table. This 3 part session will walk through the development of a project budget including: what costs need to be covered, categorization of budget costs by differing sponsors, utilizing the appropriate rates as required and more.

    Member Price: $295.00
    Non-Member Price: $354.00

    Interested in purchasing the complete Life Cycle Series? Click here and add all 5 webinars to your cart to automatically receive a 10% discount on your order!

    Participants will learn:

    • The basic components of a project budget
    • How to estimate the realistic cost of a project
    • What other documents you may also need to submit with your proposal

    W. Scott Erwin

    Director, Office of Sponsored Programs

    Texas State University

    Pamela Webb

    Associate Vice President for Research

    University of Minnesota

    Jamie Caldwell

    Associate Vice Chancellor for Research Administration

    University of Kansas Medical Center

    Bo Bogdanski

    Senior Research Administrator

    Colorado State University

    Mario Medina

    Director of Finance

    University of Texas at San Antonio

    Ann Holmes

    Assistant Dean, College of Behavioral and Social Sciences

    University of Maryland, College Park

    NCURA Distinguished Educator

    Participants receive 1.5 hours of Continuing Education Credits for each webinar = .2 CEU Credits per webinar.

    "Cost-effective” way to supplement on-boarding program and continuing education training.

    The series "Covered the major components of the research project life cycle" 

    "Life saver!"

    Users said that the amount of material “felt right” and that each subject received “enough time”.

  • Award Negotiation and Acceptance

    The Award Negotiation and Acceptance webinar focuses on negotiating with a sponsor, identifying problematic contract terms and conditions, and navigating solutions that will satisfy both your sponsor and your institution.

    The Award Negotiation and Acceptance webinar is a three-part series that focuses on negotiating with a sponsor, identifying problematic contract terms and conditions, and navigating solutions that will satisfy both your sponsor and your institution.

    Part I begins with an overarching discussion of general negotiation and contracting principles. Part I also addresses issues of institutional culture and other concerns that may influence how you approach a contract negotiation.

    Part II continues with a session on the Federal Acquisition Regulations (FARs), specifically addressing how the FARs operate, FAR clauses that require special attention, and when FAR clauses may have alternatives that are more acceptable to universities.

    Part III focuses on contracting with private sector and international sponsors. Building on Parts I and II, topics will include the major differences between Federal contracts and industry or international contracts, especially thorny terms and conditions, and the unique considerations that come into play if you work at a public university, a private university, or a non-profit organization.

    Member Price: $295.00
    Non-Member Price: $354.00

    Interested in purchasing the complete Life Cycle Series? Click here and add all 5 webinars to your cart to automatically receive a 10% discount on your order!

    By the end of this three-part webinar, participants should have the tools necessary to be able to: (1) identify the institutional norms for contract negotiation on their campus; (2) apply different contract negotiation strategies when working with a sponsor; (3) understand the basic principles of federal contracting; and (4) identify and resolve difficult terms and conditions in the arena of private sector and international contracts.

    Craig Reynolds

    Director, Office of Research and Sponsored Projects

    University of Michigan

    Rosemary Madnick

    Executive Director, Office of Grants and Contracts Administration

    University of Alaska Fairbanks

    Patricia Hawk

    Assistant Vice President, Office for Sponsored Research and Award Administration

    Oregon State University

    Martin Kirk

    Director, Office of Research Services

    Martin Kirk received his B.S. from Heriot-Watt in Edinburgh before receiving his PhD at the University of Calgary. He worked in the Imperial Oil industry for several years before returning to the University of Calgary to begin career in Research Administration. In 1999, he was appointed as the Director of the Office of Research Services, and in 2005, Associate Vice President. In 2007, Martin Kirk moved to the University of British Columbia as director of the Office of Research Services. Martin is also the immediate past president of the Canadian Association of Research Administrators after serving a three year term.

    John Hanold

    Associate Vice President for Research and Director, Office of Sponsored Programs

    Pennsylvania State University

    Participants receive 1.5 hours of Continuing Education Credits for each webinar = .2 CEU Credits per webinar.

    Watching in a group? Everyone watching the presentation can request a CEU certificate by writing down the verification code at the end of the webinar. Please make a note of the verification code as it will not be available after the webinar.

    Please check with the main registrant who can access instructions for receiving your CEU certificate from this page.

    Excellent presentation!

    "The whole series was great, but the Award Negotiation and Acceptance Series has been fantastic!"

    "Cost-effective” way to supplement on-boarding program and continuing education training.

    The series "Covered the major components of the research project life cycle" 

    "Life saver!"

    Users said that the amount of material “felt right” and that each subject received “enough time”.


  • Award Monitoring / Award Management

    The fifth offering in the Life Cycle of the Award Series focuses on award management strategies and techniques for both the central and departmental research administrator tasked with financial oversight of sponsored awards.

    The fifth offering in the Life Cycle of the Award Series is two, two hour long parts. The webinars focus on award management strategies and techniques for both the central and departmental research administrator tasked with financial oversight of sponsored awards. This workshop will focus on what to look for during award initiation and award close out, as well as discuss strategies for how the research administrator can best support the PI during the period of performance to maximize award spending, while effectively managing risk. Furthermore, this online workshop will review some perennial hot topics such as cost transfers, subaward monitoring, cost sharing and effective and efficient award close outs.

    Member Price: $295.00
    Non-Member Price: $354.00

    Interested in purchasing the complete Life Cycle Series? Click here and add all 5 webinars to your cart to automatically receive a 10% discount on your order!

    • Participants will learn techniques for identifying higher risk awards and transactions and what documentation to put in place to support these costs (or when to transfer them off the award) as well as an awareness of when to ask more questions.
    • Participants will also be introduced to proactive award management strategies that, if applied during the life of the award, will support an efficient and timely close out.

    This basic to intermediate workshop is targeted at both central and departmental research administrators (with 1-5 years of experience) tasked with post award financial oversight of federal and non-federal sponsored awards.

    Participants receive 1.5 hours of continuing education credits = .2 CEU Credits.

    Watching in a group? Everyone watching the presentation can request a CEU certificate by writing down the verification code at the end of the webinar. Please make a note of the verification code as it will not be available after the webinar.

    Please check with the main registrant who can access instructions from this page for receiving your group CEU certificate.

    "Gratifying to learn that many of our policies and procedures are in line with those presented."

    "Informative and enjoyable!"

    Cost-effective” way to supplement on-boarding program and continuing education training.

    The series "Covered the major components of the research project life cycle" 

    "Life saver!"

    Users said that the amount of material “felt right” and that each subject received “enough time”.

  • Compliance

    The final offering of the Life Cycle of the Award Series features discussion of a variety of compliance topics essential to the knowledge of every research administrator.

    The final offering of the Life Cycle of the Award Series is in two parts on May 10th and May 16th from 2:00 - 4:00pm Eastern Time each day. The webinars feature discussion of a variety of compliance topics essential to the knowledge of every research administrator. This three-hour workshop will cover the basics of institutional committee review for biosafety, human research participants, and animal research, as well as export compliance, conflict of interest, and research misconduct. True-life examples will highlight the importance of knowing where to find expertise and resources at your institution and beyond, creating a “compliance network".

    Member Price: $295.00
    Non-Member Price: $354.00

    Interested in purchasing the complete Life Cycle Series? Click here and add all 5 webinars to your cart to automatically receive a 10% discount on your order!

    Participants will have an understanding of basic issues and red flags for key areas of research compliance. Participants will be introduced to the concept of building a culture of compliance and balancing regulation with facilitation.

    Janet Simons

    Director, Research Policy

    University of Maryland, Baltimore

    Joseph M Smith

    Institutional Review Board Manager and Conflict of Interest Administrator, Division of Research

    University of Maryland, College Park

    Debra Murphy

    Director, Knowledge Enterprise Development

    Arizona State University

    Carpantato Myles

    Director

    Research Compliance, University of Alabama

    Kirstin Morningstar

    Director

    Regulatory Services, The University of Texas at Arlington

    Participants receive 1.5 hours of continuing education credits = .2 CEU Credits for each webinar.

    Watching in a group? Everyone watching the presentation can request a CEU certificate by writing down the verification code at the end of the webinar. Please make a note of the verification code as it will not be available after the webinar.

    Please check with the main registrant who can access instructions for receiving your CEU certificate from this page.

    "Cost-effective” way to supplement on-boarding program and continuing education training.

    The series "Covered the major components of the research project life cycle" 

    "Life saver!"

    Users said that the amount of material “felt right” and that each subject received “enough time”.

  • Life Cycle of the Award Series Assessment

    For all those the purchase the Life Cycle of the Award Series, thank you to Johns Hopkins who has shared their assessment questions to use as knowledge checks for your team!

    For all those the purchase the Life Cycle of the Award Series, thank you to Johns Hopkins who has shared their assessment questions to use as knowledge checks for your team!