Training Opportunities from the Office of Research

2017-03-13

 

The Office of Research will be participating in Human Resources’ Faculty Staff Development Program (FSDP), which was recently announced. Please see HR’s announcement for full details: http://www.universityannouncements.pitt.edu/FSDP-RG.pdf.  

Office of Research Trainings Include:

BASICS OF FEDERAL CONTRACT ADMINISTRATION

Presenters: Heide Eash, Assistant Director for Federal Contracts
Shannon Kendall Hukriede, Federal Contracts Officer

Who Should Attend: Faculty and staff who support federal research funding activities, and staff charged with research administration support and related activities

This workshop will offer a basic overview of the federal contract process including an orientation to locating, applying, and interpreting FAR clauses and the various steps of the federal contract award pathway. Content will include a glossary of acronyms and definitions, a submission process overview, an overview of key issues, financial stewardship requirements, an overview of compliance issues unique to federal contracts, and an overview of the closeout process. Participants will learn the difference between federal grants and contracts with a focus on applying for, and managing, federal research contracts and key areas of risk.

Date: Wednesday, May 31, 2017
Time: 9 a.m. - 11 a.m.
Location: 342 Craig Hall

Please note that this session does not cover grants, only federal contracts.

If you would be interested in attending this training, please see HR’s site at: http://www.hr.pitt.edu/training-development/faculty-st/university.  The session, Basics of Federal Contract Administration, is listed under the University Business and Financial Services section of the FSDP sessions.

OFFICE OF RESEARCH ORIENTATION

Presenters: Kelly Downing, Associate Director for Contract Operations and Christine McClure, Associate Director for Grant Operations

Who Should Attend: University of Pittsburgh research community members who are new to interacting with the Office of Research

This workshop will orient those new to the University’s research community to the mission and services of the University’s Office of Research. Participants will receive an overview of the office and web site as well as a review of the various teams within the Office of Research highlighting the teams that process grant and contract proposals. Office of Research information systems and services will also be discussed. Workshops facilitators will also provide an outline of individuals/departments around the University with a role in the research proposal and contract processing path.

Date: Thursday, April 27, 2017
Time: 9 a.m. - 11 a.m.
Location: Office of Research Suite, Lower Level, B21 University Club

If you would be interested in attending this training, please see HR’s site at: http://www.hr.pitt.edu/training-development/faculty-st/university. The session, Office of Research Orientation, is listed under the University Business and Financial Services section of the FSDP sessions.