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The Office of Research Administration (ORA) and the Sponsored Programs Accounting & Compliance (SPAC) are committed to providing guidance to the university community on Federal, State, and University policies and regulations for sponsored research. To enhance this effort, our offices have developed the Certificate in Research Administration program.   

The Certificate in Research Administration program consists of two learning tracks, a beginner track and an advanced track. The beginner track is designed for early-to-mid career research administrators, and follows the lifecycle of a sponsored project from proposal development through closeout. The advanced track is open only to those who have previously completed a certificate through this program, and features a series of small, discussion-based classes on specific topic areas.

Read more about each track below. Please note that courses are open to UMCP faculty and staff only.

Beginner Track

The beginner track certificate consists of a series of seven classes. The first class is completely online, and each subsequent class includes both online and in-person elements. All classes in this track must be taken in sequence over the course of a single semester. The beginner track is offered twice per year, once in the fall and again in the spring.

Please read our Beginner Track Policy carefully for additional information about program requirements.

Online registration is required. Registrations must be submitted at least 24 hours before the first course date. The Beginner Track program costs $350 and is limited to 25 students per semester.

Registrations may be cancelled up until 48 hours before the start of the first online class. Cancellations may be submitted to certprog@umd.edu. Please note, charges will still be incurred for those registrants who do not attend class and who have failed to cancel with sufficient notice.

The classes included in the beginner track are as follows:

  • Introduction to Sponsored Research at the University of Maryland
  • Developing and Submitting the Proposal
  • Establishing an Award
  • Project Management I
  • Project Management II
  • Closeout and Beyond
  • Beginner Track Capstone

The Advanced Track Is Under Construction. Exciting Changes Are Ahead!

Registrations may be cancelled up until 48 hours before the class date. Cancellations may be submitted to certprog@umd.edu. Please note, charges will still be incurred for those registrants who do not attend class and who have failed to cancel with sufficient notice.

 

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