Internal Professional Development Opportunities at Syracuse University 

Office of Research

Trainings and presentations for researchers and research administrators (including but not limited to OSP Awareness); recordings and slides available for most sessions.

Excel Training and Certification Program - Maxwell ICT

LinkedIn Learning 

Limited resources directly applicable to research administration; however, there are a few. A curated Collection titled Academic Research includes the following courses: 

Course: Grant Writing for Education

Somewhat specific to seeking grant money for educational research and other educational causes but good general information that covers the basics of grant writing, including understanding the proposal solicitation (aka guidelines), anatomy of a grant proposal, and common mistakes. 

Course: Writing a Proposal

Framed for “business proposals,” which includes but is not limited to academic research proposals. Information about types of proposals, responding to a request for proposals (RFP), and customizing a proposal is all relevant.

External Professional Development Opportunities 

National Council of University Research Administrators (NCURA) is one of the leading professional development organizations for research administrators in the United States. NCURA's educational programs include an Annual Meeting, a Financial Research Administration Conference, a Pre-Award Research Administration Conference, and various other educational offerings, including traveling workshops and online resources.  For more information on these opportunities, please see the NCURA home page. Syracuse University also participates in NCURA's Region II, which hosts conferences in the Mid-Atlantic Region.

  • (fee-based) SRAI LevelUP Micro-credentialing Program:

Society of Research Administrators International (SRAI): 

  • (fee-based) NCURA Webinars (live and on-demand):

National Council of University Research Administrators (NCURA):

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