training opportunities

The Office of Sponsored Programs offers online and instructor led training classes on pre/post award grant management, how to find funding, and research administration basics for the principal investigator.

RAC

RAC is a comprehensive training and certification program designed to assist AU departmental and school/college level staff with research administration and/or grant/contract management responsibilities. The RAC program provides pertinent information to enable participants to effectively manage sponsored awards.

The RAC program consists of eight (8) consecutive sessions that will be offered throughout the academic year (Sept. – May). Each session lasts approximately two hours (depending on content). A certificate will be issued upon successful completion of all 8 RAC sessions and required quizzes.
 

Session 1: Overview of Research Administration
TBD

Session 2: Proposal Related Issues
TBD

Session 3: Grants Management Pre-Award Issues
TBD

Session 4: Grants Management Post Award Issues
TBD

Session 5: Financial Management I (Post-Award Policies)
TBD

Session 6: Financial Management II (Post-Award Procedures)
TBD

Session 7: Systems Overview
TBD

Session 8: Research Compliance Overview
TBD

RAC Registration for 2018-2019 will be announced in July. For questions regarding RAC, please contact Jennifer Maher at jmaher@american.edu


Online RAC sessions will be available one week after the live presentation. The 2018-2019 RAC schedule will be posted in July.

Session 1: Overview of Research Administration
Session 2: Proposal Related Issues
Session 3: Grants Management Pre-Award Issues
Session 4: Grants Management Post Award Issues
Session 5: Financial Management I (Post-Award Policies)
Session 6: Financial Management II (Post-Award Procedures)
Session 7: Systems Overview
Session 8: Research Compliance Overview


PI RAC

AU PIs who will be receiving their first sponsored research award are required to complete this course. The course is also available to staff who occasionally, though not exclusively, work with sponsored research. The first section was created by OSP; the second section was created by GCA.

PIs who fall into this category must take the module before they can start spending new grant funds. Because of this requirement, we are urging those faculty to take the module before any such awards come in, thereby eliminating any possibility of delay.

To access the course, go HERE. After you have completed the course, please send an e-mail to OSP@american.edu