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Preaward is a cost incurred prior to the start date of a project period or initial budget period of a competitive segment in anticipation of the award at the applicant’s own risk for otherwise allowable costs. Think that is all you need to know? Think again! Join Sponsored Project Grant Administrators and training staff to learn all there is to know on pre-award advance accounts and maybe have some fun along the way.

Unit: 
Sponsored Projects Administration
August 30
10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

This instructor-led course provides a basic overview of the proposal budget creation process. Through hands-on, engaging case studies and activities, this course will provide participants with the necessary tools to be efficient, compliant, and successful during the proposal budget creation process. 

Unit: 
Sponsored Projects Administration
September 12
8:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Instructor-led (core, 2.5-hour course)

This instructor-led course provides users with an in-depth look at the Award Set-up
and Initiation process in Sponsored Projects. Central to the research process, this course follows the submission of the Proposal Routing Form (PRF) through the award creation process to the development of the Notice of Grant Award by the Grant Administrator.

Room 665--McNamara Alumni Center

Unit: 
Sponsored Projects Administration
September 14
10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

Instructor-led (elective, 2-hour course, 2 CA credits)

Join us for an interactive session where you and your colleagues analyze case studies and determine the appropriate classification of funds. How do you determine the appropriate classification of these funds? Instructors, by use of case studies, will assist attendees in identifying whether or not funds are a sponsored project, gift, or an external sale.

Room 665--McNamara Alumni Center

Unit: 
Sponsored Projects Administration
September 21
9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

The PRF is a key component of the sponsored project experience.  For the Principal Investigator and research unit it’s a communication between the PI/Department Head/College at proposal time that covers compliance and other aspects of the proposed research project.  The PRF for SPA is the framework for the proposal and a key building block for the award.  An experienced Grant Administrator will field questions.

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Unit: 
Sponsored Projects Administration
September 27
10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

Have you been curious about clinical trials? This class will remove the mystery and share interesting and informative data on the subject. You will learn what is a clinical trial and general information on the important roles in the process. The class also includes a question and answer section with Laura Williams, an experienced Clinical Trials SPA Grant Administrator who can field questions on the SPA Expedited PRF process and other related topics. This class will explain:

Unit: 
Sponsored Projects Administration
October 16
9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.

Instructor-led (elective, 2-hour course)

This instructor-led course (Patrick Briscoe, the University’s Export Control Officer) covers Export Control laws and regulations. The course will focus on giving attendees a basic understanding of the various U.S. export controls and applicable University policies. Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:

Unit: 
Sponsored Projects Administration
October 17
1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.

ASSIST is a NIH created software option that works as an alternate web front end to Grants.gov’s “Apply” that permits multiple people to work on the proposal at the same time. The system allows for pre-submission validation and of NIH business rules and pre-population of data from the eRA Commons profiles of the key personnel. After submission, ASSIST includes functionality for the user to track the submission status for both Grants.gov and eRA Commons systems. ASSIST also allows the ability to “clone” application data from previously prepared applications. This class will explain:

Unit: 
Sponsored Projects Administration
October 19
10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

Instructor-led (core, 1.5 hour course, 2 CA credits)

 Cost transfers are a direct charge expense transferred from one account to another after the charge has been posted in a financial accounting record. Come join Sponsored Project Administration Grant Administrators and other department research administrators participants and work through case studies where both policy and best practice is discussed.

Room 665--McNamara Alumni Center

Unit: 
Sponsored Projects Administration
October 24
10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

Come learn about the new electronic subaward invoice processing system developed by SPA and the SPA IT group for managing subaward invoicing called Workflow Gen. Experts will share some tips and tricks for navigating the electronic invoicing process including:

Unit: 
Sponsored Projects Administration
November 7
10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

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