Upcoming Trainings and Events

The Research Administration Hub Educational Offerings are open to all in the MIT research administration community and those exploring a career in research administration. You can also view recordings of past events or learn at your own pace with self-study webinars. MIT authentication is required to register for and join online trainings.

Research Administration Practices (RAP)

RAP sessions are targeted, skills-based educational offerings in a class/workshop style that includes participation from departmental administrators, RAS, VPF and VPR as subject matter experts. Share your topic suggestions at ra-help@mit.edu.

  • Vacation is an employee benefit for eligible employees at MIT. Whether you are creating a budget for proposal submission or managing and tracking post-award expenses, it is essential to understand the vacation cycle process and relevant policy. Register on Atlas

  • Come join your peers and colleagues to discuss NSF proposals, where to find resources, and updates coming soon from the Agency. Register on Atlas

  • When purchasing products and services for a sponsored project, then you need to ensure that the expense is allowable before making the purchase. This session will explore real world examples with discussion on how to apply guidance to determine allowability. Register on Atlas

NCURA Virtual Workshops and Webinars

The National Council of University Research Administrators (NCURA) is focused on advancing the profession of research administration through education, knowledge sharing, and the fostering of a collegial and respected global community. Through its membership with NCURA, MIT offers live viewing of NCURA webinars via MIT Zoom sessions and provides access to recorded NCURA webinars.

  • In this webinar we will look at roles and responsibilities in research administration through the lens of 3 institutions. We will examine the difference between responsibility, authority and accountability as impacted by institutional policies and procedures and sponsor terms and conditions. We will also use case studies to identify how gaps in roles and responsibilities can create challenges for an institution, and we will discuss ways to mitigate identified gaps.

    Join on Zoom (no registration required)

  • Our panel will share their experiences and insight on developing these skills for their self and their teams. We will discuss the dynamics that a changing workforce and remote environments bring into play and will share tips and strategies with the audience. Join on Zoom (no registration required)

  • In this webinar, we will discuss best communication practices between central and departmental offices related to financial management and reporting. Join on Zoom

Kuali Coeus Virtual Classes and Drop-In Sessions

The Kuali Coeus (KC) Virtual Classes are virtual, instructor-led classes that augment and build upon skills and concepts learned in self-paced studies. Weekly drop-in sessions are also held for support using Kuali Coeus.

  • RA Support team members will highlight topics drawn from current trends in questions received through ra-help@mit.edu. We invite you to bring questions and/or current proposals that you are working on. Join on Zoom (no registration required)

    • Budget-SoW Update – September 23, 1 p.m.
    • Fellowship Activity Type – October 11, 10 a.m.
    • MIT as Subawardee – November 15, 1 p.m.
    • Budget-SoW Update – December 7, 1 p.m.

    Exercises and discussion include proposal scenarios using different Activity and Proposal Types, adding non-MIT personnel and when MIT certification may be required, and indirect cost rates (F&A) that differ from MIT’s federally negotiation research rate. Register for KC Proposal Basics
    Note: Before registering you must complete Kuali Coeus: Introduction and Kuali Coeus: Basic Proposal Requirements eLearning web courses in the Kuali Coeus (KC) Learning Bundle.

    • Personnel and Indirect Costs – September 27, 10 a.m.
    • Modular with Subawards – October 20, 1 p.m.
    • Cost Sharing & Underrecovery – November 30, 10 a.m.
    • Personnel and Indirect Costs – December 22, 1 p.m.

    Exercises and discussion include proposal budget scenarios using personnel with different inflation and benefit rates applied, NIH modular budgets with subawards, sponsor F&A rates that differ from MIT’s Institutional rate, and cost sharing requirements. Register for KC Budget 
    Note: Before registering for KC Proposal Basics virtual classes, you must complete Kuali Coeus: Introduction, Kuali Coeus: Basic Proposal Requirements, and Kuali Coeus: Budget eLearning web courses in the Kuali Coeus (KC) Learning Bundle.