Sponsored Projects Administration (SPA) is pleased to announce a new workshop entitled: “Essentials of Research Administration at the Departmental Level at UCI.” The workshop will be held on Monday, March 10, 2014, 9:00am to 4:30pm in the Student Center’s Balboa Island A room. The workshop is geared toward departmental administrators who support faculty and researchers in any portion of the proposal and award lifecycle.

This full-day workshop will focus on giving departmental administrators knowledge, tools, and strategies to succeed in research administration.  In the workshop, we will explore best practices for such topics as budget preparation, proposal administration & submission, managing awards, and providing faculty and researchers assistance with project management, including financial management and audits.  All of these topics will be discussed within the context of knowledge, tools, and strategies that departmental administrators use to help their faculty members and researchers perform as principal investigators.

Workshop Leaders:

Samantha Westcott
Manager, Sponsored Projects Team
The Saban Research Institute
Children’s Hospital, Los Angeles

Nancy Lewis
Director, Sponsored Projects Administration
University of California, Irvine

There is no cost to attend this workshop.  To register logon to: http://www.uclc.uci.edu/ and search “Departmental Research”.  Registration is limited to sixty (60) attendees. If registration is full, please add your name to the wait list as seats may open up due to cancelations.

Please forward this announcement to all who may be interested in attending this training session.

For additional information or questions, please contact Nancy Lewis at nrlewis@uci.edu.