Research Administration (RA) is pleased to announce a new training series for UCI Research Administrators beginning in 2016: NCURA’s “Life Cycle of the Award” webinar series. All sessions will be held from 8:00am until Noon in the Calit2 Auditorium on the second Wednesday of each month (with the exception of November which will be on the third Wednesday of the month).

There is no cost to attend this series, however, attendance will be capped at 130 participants.

The schedule is as follows:

  • Wednesday, January 13 – The Toolbox for Research Administrators
  • Wednesday, February 10 – Proposal Development, Part 1
  • Wednesday, March 9 – Proposal Development, Part 2
  • Wednesday, April 13 – Proposal Development, Part 3
  • Wednesday, May 11 – Pre-Award/Budgeting, Part 1
  • Wednesday, June 8 – Pre-Award/Budgeting, Part 2
  • Wednesday, July 13 – Pre-Award/Budgeting, Part 3
  • Wednesday, August 10 – Award Negotiation and Acceptance, Part 1
  • Wednesday, September 14 – Award Negotiation and Acceptance, Part 2
  • Wednesday, October 12 – Award Negotiation and Acceptance, Part 3
  • Wednesday, November 16 – Award Monitoring/Award Management
  • Wednesday, December 14 – Compliance

The series is geared toward research administrators and others who support faculty and other researchers in any portion of the proposal and award lifecycle. Each session will explore best practices for topics such as budget preparation, proposal administration and submission, managing awards, and providing 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 research administrators use to help researchers perform as principal investigators. UCI specific case studies will be presented to augment each webinar.

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

For additional information or questions, please contact Nancy Lewis at

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