Good morning,


The National Council of University Research Administrators (NCURA) strives to make advances in the field of research administration through professional development, the sharing of knowledge, and by fostering a sense of community via multiple venues.  At UVM, a number of SPA staff and many department research administrators are NCURA members.  If you are not a member and don’t receive NCURA’s email reminders, please know that NCURA’s upcoming national meeting (August 4-7) is a multi-day event, with concurrent sessions, discussion groups, and breakfast round tables intended to facilitate knowledge sharing among research administrators nation-wide and from federal sponsors, as well as valuable networking opportunities.   


To learn more about NCURA’s annual meeting, please visit

Participation tends to be about 50% research administrators from central offices / 50% from departments and colleges supporting grants.  

Travel awards are offered every year and all NCURA members interested in attendance should consider applying for one. Awardees receive up to $1,500 toward travel expenses associated with attending the Annual Meeting. The awardees’ institution is responsible for the registration fee.


Have a great day,


Sonya Stern, MBA | Director | Signing Official

Treasurer-Elect, National Council of University Research Administrators Region 1

University of Vermont

Sponsored Project Administration

217 Waterman | 85 South Prospect Street

Burlington, VT 05405-0160

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