Training for Sponsored Program Staff

Administrative Support Tools

RF Business System Overview
The RF Business Systems Overview is a self-paced presentation that provides introductory information about the various applications within the RF business system and how you can use them to accomplish your work. The PTAEO, the common element used to track awards, is also defined in this overview.

RF Financial Concepts 101
RF Financial Concepts 101- Understanding the Business of the RF is a short, easy-to-understand curriculum that connects all audiences to core business concepts relating to the Research Foundation.

Introduction to Sponsored Programs - A General Overview
This 40 minute skit is from perspective of a principal investigator (PI) as he interacts with the various research administrators throughout the complete life cycle of his grant.

Introduction to Sponsored Programs - A General Overview
Follow along as we provide an overview of sponsored programs and their lifecycle, the roles and responsibilities of stakeholders in the process. highlights include sponsor types, financial responsibilities, and regulations.

Sponsored Program Administration Fundamentals
SPA Fundamentals is an online course that guides employees through the requirements and protocols of grants management, providing participants with the skills and knowledge they need to assist and guide faculty researchers.  **Please coordinate with your Campus Training Contacts to request a license to access the course or contact to be enrolled.

Leadership Tools for Women
The SUNY Leadership Institute's Leadership Tools for Women video E-clips are now available on their homepage under the headline, "How about a nice, hot bowl of motivational soup?


Additional Training Opportunities

NCURA YouTube Tuesdays - New training videos added every week!


Outside Professional Development Opportunities

Federal Demonstration Partnership
The Federal Demonstration Partnership is a cooperative initiative among 10 federal agencies and 119 institutional recipients of federal funds for Phase V, and is a program sponsored by the Government, University, Industry Research Roundtable of the National Academies. Its purpose is to reduce the administrative burdens associated with research grants and contracts, and provides a unique forum for individuals from universities and nonprofits to work collaboratively with federal agency officials to improve the national research enterprise.  

National Association of College and University Business Officers (NACUBO)
The National Association of College and University Business Officers (NACUBO) is a membership organization representing more than 2,500 colleges, universities, and higher education service providers across the country and around the world. 

National Council of University Research Administrators (NCURA)
NCURA is a member association that serves its members and advances the field of research administration through education and professional development programs, the sharing of knowledge and experience, and by fostering a professional, collegial, and respected community. 

National Institute of Health (NIH)
NIH’s mission is to seek fundamental knowledge about the nature and behavior of living systems and the application of that knowledge to enhance health, lengthen life, and reduce the burdens of illness and disability. 

National Science Foundation (NSF)
NSF is an independent federal agency whose mission includes support for all fields of fundamental science and engineering, except for medical sciences. 

Society of Clinical Research Associates (SoCRA)
The Society of Clinical Research Associates, Inc. is a non-profit, professional organization dedicated to the continuing education and development of clinical research professionals. 

Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM)
The Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) is the world’s largest association devoted to human resource management. Representing more than 250,000 members in over 140 countries, the Society serves the needs of HR professionals and advances the interests of the HR profession. 

Society of Research Administrators (SRA) International
The Society of Research Administrators International is dedicated to the education and professional development of research administrators working in varied organizational settings as well as the advancement of research administration as a profession around the world.


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