NCURA offers members a range of meetings and events, including the national Annual Meeting in Washington DC, regional meetings and workshops that support professional development and relationship-building. 


National Meetings

Annual Meeting

63rd AM Hybrid Event August 30 – September 2, 2021

Over 2,000 of our 7,000+ members attend. The conference begins with a full day of workshops and senior level seminars which are a supplemental training program open to all registrants of the annual meeting.  We then embark on two and a half days of presentations, discussions, open forums and networking opportunities spanning all areas of research administration including, but not limited to, Pre-Award, Post-Award, Compliance, Departmental, Intellectual Property, Contracts, International,  Electronic Research Administration, and Medical Center/Hospital Issues. Attending the annual meeting gives our members the opportunity to participate in sessions over a full range of topics to support their need for information in a variety of areas. 

Financial Research Administration (FRA)

March 14 – 15, 2022, New Orleans, LA

The community of those engaged in the financial administration for research was brought together in 2000 for a special topic conference on post-award issues. This community has come together each year since then for their own conference which has grown from 300 participants in the year 2000 to over 1,100 in 2013. This conference travels to a new location each year and is held between February and late March.

NCURA members enjoy a discounted registration fee, and the conference is open to all members of the research administration community.

 

Pre-Award Research Administration (PRA)

March 17 – 18 2022, New Orleans, LA

In 2006, the NCURA Board of Directors unanimously agreed to offer a Pre-Award Research Administration (PRA) Conference. The vision for this conference is to create an annual PRA Conference complimenting the existing FRA (Financial Research Administration) annual conference. This conference of over 500 participants travels to a new location each year and is held back to back with the FRA conference noted above.

NCURA members enjoy a discounted registration fee, and the conference is open to all members of the research administration community.