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Research Education is pleased to announce that the course “Budget Preparation and Development has been scheduled as part of the Research Administration Training Series (RATS) on Thursday, April 16th from 2:00PM to 4:00PM via Zoom (CLICK HERE to register). 

Participants will be able to construct effective proposal budgets including direct costs, facilities and administrative (F&A) costs, purchasing general and special purpose equipment and supplies, and personnel and contracting services. Participants will better understand what expenses are allowable and unallowable for a grant, contract or cooperative agreement and where to obtain additional information for accurately projecting costs. Federal regulations and University requirements will be presented regarding how costs can be appropriately applied, transferred and modified. The principles of cost sharing, subcontracting and matching funds will also be discussed.


The course “Principles of Contracts, Subcontracts and SubAwards has been scheduled as part of the Research Administration Training Series (RATS) on Wednesday, April 22ndfrom 2:00PM to 4:00PM via Zoom (CLICK HERE to register). 

Participants will understand the key concepts involved in the contracting and subcontracting process and will learn about the roles, responsibilities and expectations of all parties associated with these types of agreements. The duties of prime recipients and sub-awardees will be presented as well as the University policies and federal regulations involved in the management of contract agreements. Topics such as intellectual property, patents and copyrights, publications, indemnification, confidentiality and signature authority will be discussed and a comprehensive review of the legal terms, conditions and potential problem areas commonly seen in contracts and subcontracts will be presented. Issues related to typical work flow and activity will be explained and resources for finding additional information and assistance will be provided. 

Both these classes satisfy two-hours of instruction for the  RATS Certificate of Achievementprogram.   

All Faculty, Postdoctoral Scholars, Professional Staff and Students are invited to attend. There is no cost for the program. Please forward to any interested parties. 

Please contact Elliot Frei with any questions. 
We hope to see you there and thank you for your support! 

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Last Updated: 1/26/23