Training for Excellence in Research Administration


Note – 1/25/2018 – information regarding additional TERAjr sessions will be posted once scheduled. Information and slide decks from previous sessions can be found further below. 

New TERAjr sessions are returning for the New Year! Brought to you in a convenient, two-day format.

TERAjr sessions provide new/novice research administrators with the fundamental concepts essential to support a sponsored project at the University of Chicago. Topics include a summary of project basics, compliance, proposal development, budget management, award management, and closeout.

The first day provides an overview of the sponsored project lifecycle from proposal development to closeout. The second day is sponsor-specific and will change with each offering of the course. This winter's sponsor will be DOD.

Please secure your spot today by completing the registration form, obtaining your supervisor’s approval/signature, and emailing the form to by Friday, January 19th 2018.

Please also indicate if you will be attending one or both days – if you have less than one (1) year of experience, the first day is a prerequisite* for attendance of the second, sponsor-specific session. Upon receipt, URA will follow up to confirm enrollment and program details leading up to the sessions.

*If you attended the Sponsored Project Lifecycle session previously – you have met this prerequisite.


Presenters: Arpa Orojian, Anna Jackson, Stephanie Maras, Brad Bressler (URA)

  1. Tuesday, January 23rd 2018 – Sponsored Project Lifecycle
  2. Thursday, January 25th 2018 – All About DOD

Time: 9:00AM – 11:30AM
Location: KCBD Auditorium, 1103

Thank you for your continued interest in this training opportunity and we look forward to seeing you in July.

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