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
Wednesday, September 20 @ 10 am- 12 pm in SVB, RM 602

Session 2: Proposal Related Issues
Wednesday, October 18 @ 10 am- 12 pm in SVB, RM 602

Session 3: Grants Management Pre-Award Issues
Wednesday, November 15 @ 10 am- 12 pm in SVB, RM 602

Session 4: Grants Management Post Award Issues
Wednesday, December 6 @ 10 am- 12 pm in SVB, RM 602

Session 5: Financial Management I (Post-Award Policies)
Wednesday January 24 @ 10:00 am- 12:00 pm in MGC 200

Session 6: Financial Management II (Post-Award Procedures)
Wednesday February 21 @ 10:00 am- 12:00 pm in Hughes Formal Lounge

Session 7: Systems Overview
Wednesday, March 14 @ 10:00am- 12:00pm MGC 200

Session 8: Research Compliance Overview
Wednesday, May 2 (Online Session) 

To register for the 2017-2018 RAC program, please go HERE. If you have questions regarding RAC, please contact Jennifer Maher at jmaher@american.edu


Session 1: Overview of Research Administration
Access Course: HERE
Access Quiz: HERE

Session 2: Proposal Related Issues
Access Course: HERE
Access Quiz: HERE

Session 3: Grants Management Pre-Award Issues
Access Course: HERE
Access Quiz: HERE

Session 4: Grants Management Post Award Issues
Access Course: HERE
Access Quiz: Coming Soon

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

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

Session 7: Systems Overview
Coming Soon

Session 8: Research Compliance Overview
Coming Soon

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