Research Admin Boot Camp

Sole of BootThe Research Administration Boot Camp was launched in the Spring 2013 and is now offered in the Fall.  Our next Boot Camp session is scheduled to begin October 8, 2019!

Boot Camp is designed for aspiring, new and seasoned research administrators. The program is intended to help participants develop the self-confidence needed to handle the wide array of tasks, issues and problems that come their way on a daily basis.

More About Boot Camp


  • The program is a four week curriculum that includes two 90 minute classes per week with pre-assignments designed to enhance the classroom discussions.

  • Classes are case study based to develop critical thinking skills, identify key questions to ask and know where to find available resources

The curriculum is designed around the award lifecycle and the policies and procedures that are most relevant to each of the phases.  Sessions include:

Circular image of grant lifecycle steps

Topic Scheduled
Introduction Tuesday, October 2, 2018
Proposal Development Thursday, October 4, 2018
Internal Review Process Tuesday, October 9, 2018
Pre-award/JIT Thursday, October 11, 2018
Notice of Award Tuesday, October 16, 2018
Award Management I Thursday, October 18, 2018
Award Management  II Tuesday, October 23, 2018
Close-out Thursday, October 25, 2018

To “graduate” from Boot Camp participants can miss no more than 2 of the 8 classes.


Interested in being part of the Boot Camp experience?  Contact Eileen Nielsen, Director of Research Administration Education,