Research Administration Certificate Programs

Harvard Chan School RA Boot Camp

The next Research Administration Boot Camp session is scheduled to begin in March 2020.  Boot Camp is designed for aspiring, new and seasoned research administrators. The program is a four week curriculum that includes two 90 minute classes per week with pre-assignments designed to enhance the classroom discussions.  Classes are case study based to develop critical thinking skills, identify key questions to ask and know where to find available resources.  The curriculum is designed around the award lifecycle and the policies and procedures that are most relevant to each of the phases. 

Topic Scheduled
Introduction Tuesday, March 10 , 2020, 10-11:30am
Proposal Development Thursday, March 12, 2020, 10-11:30am
Internal Review Tuesday, March 17, 2020, 10-11:30pm
Pre-Award Thursday, March 19, 2020, 10-11:30am
Notice of Award Tuesday, March 24, 2020, 10-11:30pm
Portfolio Management Thursday, March 26, 2020, 10-11:30am
Prior Approvals Tuesday, March 31, 2020, 10-11:30am
Closeout Thursday, April 2, 2020, 10-11:30am
To sign up for the spring session contact Eileen Nielsen.

Harvard Chan School Special Ops

Special Ops is a new Harvard Chan School certificate program. The curriculum is designed for experienced research administrators interested in developing their critical thinking and analytical skills in award management.   The program is five weeks with one 2 hour class per week.  Participants will be given pre-assignments applicable to their respective portfolios.

Topic Scheduled (Tentative)
Portfolio Review Thursday, April 9, 2020, 10 am-12pm
PI Meeting and Closeout Thursday,  April 16, 2020, 10 am-12pm
Managing Personnel Thursday, April 30, 2020, 10 am-12pm
International Subawards Thursday, May 7, 2020, 10 am-12pm
Foreign Award Management Thursday, May 14, 2020, 10 am-12pm

For more information contact Eileen Nielsen.