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New Boise State Program Will Train, Support Research Administrators

By: briannephillips   Published 8:39 am / December 14, 2018

In order to meet the university’s growing research needs, Boise State’s Office of Sponsored Programs has launched the Research Administration Development Program (ReADy), a two-year training program designed to offer peer training, leadership opportunities and mentoring experiences to college and department-based research administration professionals. ReADy is open to all departmental and college administrators responsible for the day-to-day administration of sponsored projects.

Applications are due by Jan. 25, 2019, and must include a supervisor’s certification form. Selected applicants will be notified by Feb. 1. Apply here:

There will be a kickoff meeting on Feb. 8, 2019.

Participants are expected to attend three half-day training sessions each year, co-present at least one topic related to research administration in the two-year period and serve as a resource to incoming participants after completing the second year of the program.

Objectives of the Program:

  • Create a knowledgeable cohort of college and department-based research administration leaders.
  • Offer practical training on basic-to-advanced research administration concepts and how they are applied within Boise State’s systems and processes.
  • Create a corps of mentor-leaders as departmental and college-based research administrators.
  • Develop, document and maintain best practices for use as training and development materials.

Program Participation Requirements:

By applying to ReADy, applicants commit to the following participation requirements:

  • Attend three training sessions offered each year.
  • Lead a team to develop and present at least one topic related to research administration.
  • Agree to be listed as a program participant and serve as a resource to other research administrators.
  • Participate in the development and dissemination of written best practices and training materials (e.g., 10 minute tutorials).
  • Participate in activities such as surveys and feedback sessions designed to continuously improve ReADy.