Regions 1, 2 & 8 are looking forward to connecting with you virtually this June

NCURA Regions 1, 2 & 8 will hold four (4) virtual collaborative workshops designed to engage NCURA members & non-members from diverse regions to bridge the gap between research administrators/managers working domestically in the US and abroad live via Zoom web conferencing between Wednesday 21st – Friday 23rd June 2023.

The workshops will provide participants with:

  • diverse perspectives to gain in-depth knowledge and skills in navigating the world of research funding
  • practices of research management hot topics involving international collaborations
  • learn strategies to manage risks in dealing with the changing landscape of research funding

The event is entirely virtual and provides a budget-friendly way for members and non-members to gain a global perspective of research administration. Each day’s sessions will run for 2 hours, including instructors from all three regions held at varied hours to accommodate global time zones. Check the time/date in your timezone here.

About the workshops

Workshop 1

Essentials Internationally 

The Essentials of Sponsored Research Administration workshop will provide participants with a broad overview of sponsored projects administration with a focus on international collaborations.

The workshop will cover the basics of the entire lifecycle, beginning with cost principles, budgets, coordination, proposal review, negotiation and acceptance of awards, financial and administrative management, closeout and audit, and compliance issues. Each section will include a few thoughts on how international participation may change how the grant is administered.

Level: Beginner


Krista Ernewein, Harvard University (Region 1)

Rashonda Harris, Pennsylvania State University (Region 2)

Joey Gaynor, Trinity College Dublin (Region 8)

Date: Wednesday, June 21, 2023

6:00 – 8:00 AM (EDT) | 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM (BST) | 8:00 – 10:00 PM (AEST)

Check the time/date in your timezone here.

Workshop 2

Compliance Across Borders: Trusted Research, NSPM-33 & Export Compliance

Until a few years ago, few of us had ever thought about export compliance, especially in relation to open science and fundamental research. This session will present an overview of the international tensions that have given rise to what the EU frames as a new approach to research: as open as possible but as closed as necessary. The main body of the session will give an overview of how some governments are tackling these challenges with new regulations and expectations, including through international risk assessments. This session will also give a brief overview of the impact of export controls and emerging technologies on this space.

Level: Intermediate/Advanced


Tessa Seales, Northeastern University (Region 1)

Bob Phillips, Rutgers University (Region 2)

Mary Beth Kneafsey, University of Glasgow (Region 8)

Date: Wednesday, June 21 / Thursday, June 22, 2023

4:00 – 6:00 PM (EDT) | 9:00 – 11:00 PM (BST) | 6:00 – 8:00 AM (Thursday)

Check the time/date in your timezone here.

Workshop 3

International Subawards Part I: Negotiation & Compliance

This session will follow compliance through the lifecycle from award negotiation through closeout. The session will focus on subawards, MTAs, DUAs, and other contracting mechanisms frequently used in research and frame some of the key compliance requirements that are often localized (i.e., human subjects data oversight, ethical approvals, record retention, choice of law). The presenters will also examine how institutional risk assessments interact with legal requirements and expectations. In addition to discussion about specific clauses, the presenters will provide recommendations and resources for negotiations and how institutions can ensure they are making their best effort to comply with unusual award terms and conditions.

Level: Intermediate


Jodi Kurtz, Massachusetts General Hospital (Region 1)

Jamie Sprague, Cornell University (Region 2)

Seraina Munton, University of Zurich (Region 8)

Date: Thursday, June 22, 2023

6:00 – 8:00 AM (EDT) | 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM (BST) | 8:00 – 10:00 PM (AEST)

Check the time/date in your timezone here.

Workshop 4

International Subawards Part II: Budgeting, Monitoring & Financial Oversight

This session will take a lifecycle approach to subrecipient monitoring. The session will begin by examining how to work with international partners on creating budgets, including specialized items like commodities, approaching cultural variations in allowable costs, and navigating cultural communication and expectations. The session will touch on how the subaward risk assessment and issuance process extends the need for culturally aware communication styles to foster trust. The session will also cover how that budget process impacts the subaward financial management and oversight, including invoice reviews, and currency fluctuations.

Level: Intermediate


Jessica McDonough, Dartmouth College (Region 1) 

Alice Reuther, Columbia University (Region 2)

Eva Bjorndal, King’s College London (Region 8)

Date: Thursday, June 22 / Friday, June 23, 2023

4:00 – 6:00 PM | 9:00 – 11:00 AM (BST) | 6:00 – 8:00 AM (Friday)

Check the time/date in your timezone here.

Registration costs

One low-cost registration fee of $99 for all four (4) workshops (no individual workshop registrations). For bulk registrations to be paid together, please email [email protected] for processing instructions prior to completing registration form(s). 

Note that international participants must pay via credit card payments only. ONLY US participants can make payments via check.

Click here for the online registration form. Payment instructions will be included on the invoice. Registration deadline: June 15, 2023.


NCURA member rate Non-member rate
$99 (all four workshops) $99 (all four workshops)

Cancellation policy

Refunds of the registration fee, less a $25 administrative charge, will be honored if a written request is received via email by June 14, 2023. Please send the cancellation request to [email protected]. Cancellations after June 14, 2023 are not eligible for refunds; however, substitution of attendee(s) will be allowed if requested by June 14th by sending an email with the attendee substitution name and email address information to [email protected]


Reach out to Program Committee at the following emails:

Region 1 Stacy Riseman, Chair ([email protected])

Region 2 Lamar Oglesby, Chair ([email protected])

Region 8 Elly Pineda, Chair ([email protected])