UND and NCURA sponsor one-day research workshop to be held Friday, Oct. 19

  • Friday, September 21, 2018
  • Research

The University of North Dakota and the National Council of University Research Administrators (NCURA) Region IV are sponsoring a one-day workshop entitled "Sponsored Programs Essentials: Pre-Award and Post-award" on Friday, October 19 at the UND Energy & Environmental Research Center, 15 N. 23rd St. in Grand Forks. The workshop, held from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., provides 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 cost!

This full-day workshop provides an introduction to the "lifecycle" 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 to be 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 will be provided by experienced NCURA speakers, including Heather Offhaus, director or Grant Review & Analysis at the University of Michigan, and Shannon Sutton, director of the Office of Sponsored Programs at Western Illinois University.

Registration is $175 before October 12, 2018, and $200 after October 12. Registration fee includes lunch and refreshments. Register here.

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.