Research Administration Practices (RAP)

Targeted, skills-based educational offerings in a class/workshop style that includes participation from departmental administrators, RAS, VPF and VPR as subject matter experts.

Upcoming Events

We are currently planning RAP sessions for Fall 2020. Please share your topic suggestions at ra-help@mit.eduand check back later for scheduled offerings. In the meantime, we hope you will access video and PDF content from the past events listed below.  

Presentations from Past Events


Financial Closeout of Sponsored Projects [PDF] [Video] — June 24, 2020

Workspace and [PDF] [Video] — June 16, 2020

NSF Proposal Resources and Updates [PDF] [Video] — June 2, 2020

NIH Proposal Resources and Updates [PDF] [Video] — May 15, 2020

SAP Navigation for Research Programs [PDF] [Video] — April 29, 2020

Capital & Fabricated Equipment at Award [PDF] [Video] — April 15, 2020

MIT User Accounts & Kerberos IDs  [PDF] [Video] — April 2020

Workspace and Grants.govJanuary 2020

NIH Proposal Resources and UpdatesDecember 11, 2019

NSF Proposal Tips and ResourcesNovember 7, 2019

Foundations and Non Profit SponsorsOctober 16, 2019

SAP Navigation and Sponsored ProgramsSeptember 17, 2019

Fiscal Officer Perspective on BudgetingMay 21, 2019

Workspace and Grants.govMarch 19, 2019

Proposal Approvers and What DLCs Should KnowFebruary 20, 2019

The Subaward ProcessJanuary 22, 2019

Reading a SolicitationDecember 2018

Post Award and KC NavigationOctober 2018

NSF Proposal Tips and Resources and FastLane DemoOctober 2018

User Accounts and Kerberos IDsSeptember 2018

NIH Proposal Tips and Resources - Human SubjectsSeptember 2018

Understanding the Information in SAP (Summary Statement) and KCJanuary and May 2018

Financial Review (FRC) Tips and ResourcesApril and May 2018 

Managing and Preparing Large ProposalsMarch 2018 

Reading a SolicitationFebruary 2018

Industrial Proposal Tips and ResourcesDecember 2017

Foundation Proposal Tips and ResourcesNovember 2017

NIH Proposal Tips and ResourcesSeptember / October 2017

NSF Proposal Tips and ResourcesSeptember / October 2017