The National Council of University Research Administrators (NCURA) is an organization of individuals involved in the administration of sponsored programs at colleges, universities and teaching hospitals.

Region II, the Mid-Atlantic region, is the most populous of NCURA's seven regional chapters, encompassing Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Washington, DC, and West Virginia.

Updated Mentor Me Applications

Please note that the applications for the 2016 Cheryl-Lee Howard Mentor Me Program have been modified to include information regarding NCURA membership.  Please be sure you are using the updated application form for your submission.

As a reminder applications are due February 29, 2016.

Hot Topics in Research Compliance Workshop at Montclair State University

Region II is pleased to present a half-day workshop at Montclair State University in Montclair, NJ, on Thursday, February 25, 2016.

Hot Topics in Research Compliance

February 25, 2016

College of Science and Mathematics, Center for Environmental and Life Sciences, Room 120, Montclair, NJ

Half Day/$125.00 (8:00a-12:30p/Continental Breakfast at 7:30a)

Register Online Here

To pay by check, complete the registration form and return by February 18, 2016.

2016 Mentor Me Program Information

Want to learn more about the field of research administration from one of your peers?  Or maybe you’d prefer to impart your wisdom to research administrators interested in getting more involved in the field?  Check out the Mentor Me Program page, which has been updated with information regarding this year’s program.

Save The Date!

NCURA Region II Spring Meeting

May 1st – May 4th, 2016

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Courtyard Marriott Philadelphia Downtown

More details to follow. . . .

And The Winner Is. . .

Congratulations to Hilah Zia of Georgetown University, who designed the winning entry of our recent Logo Contest!  As we transition to a new website and updated promotional materials, we’re pleased to be able to incorporate Hilah’s submission, and even happier that the membership played a direct role in its selection.  Thank You to everyone who submitted entries, and also to those who voted!



Election Results

NCURA Region II is pleased to announce the following new officers for 2016:

Chair-Elect: Tim Schailey, Thomas Jefferson University

Secretary:  Mary Holleran, West Virginia University

Treasurer-Elect: Charles Bartunek, Johns Hopkins University

Thank you for your participation and for making your voice heard.

Region II Logo Finalists

Thank you to everyone who participated in our logo contest! We received many great submissions, and appreciate the time that every contestant put into their efforts. The Steering Committee faced a difficult task in narrowing down the field to three finalists, but, after a close vote, these were the cream of the crop:


Keep an eye out for an email with instructions on how to vote for your favorite. As a reminder, in addition to fame and prestige, the winner will receive an iPad mini and a $50 iTunes gift card, and will be announced at the Region II Business Meeting at AM57 (Monday, August 3, 3:00p).

Proposed Changes to Region II Administrative Polices and Procedures

The Region II Steering Committee has recently reviewed the Administrative Policies and Procedures of the Region and proposed several updates.  These revised Policies/Procedures can be found here.

The Steering Committee plans to approve these revised Policies/Procedures at the Region II Business Meeting at the Annual Meeting in August.

If you have comments/questions/proposed changes to the revised Administrative Policies and Procedures, please send to my attention at by Friday, July 31st.


Thank you!

Jill A. Frankenfield

Chair, Region II



Call for PDC Faculty

Do you have extensive experience in research administration and are looking to impart your knowledge to fellow Region II research administrators? The Region II Professional Development Committee (PDC) is now taking applications for traveling workshop faculty.   If you are interested, please complete the application and return to Greg Slack by June 30, 2015. 


Announcing Region II’s Logo Contest!

Have a creative side and want to contribute to the Region?  Region II is looking for a new logo, and we want it to come from our members.

If you have an idea, submit your design by email to no later than July 8, 2015.  Finalists will be chosen by the Region II Steering Committee, after which the Region II membership will vote for its choice.

The winner will receive an iPad Mini and a $50 iTunes gift card, and will be announced at our business meeting during the NCURA Annual Meeting in August.

PDC Workshop Flyer

Be sure to check out the updated flyer for our PDC workshops, which includes details on several new offerings!  And don’t forget to keep tabs on the PDC page for a listing of all upcoming sessions.

Election Results

NCURA Region II is pleased to announce the following new officers for 2015:


Chair-Elect: Erin Bailey, University of Buffalo

Regionally Elected Member to the National Board:  Cheryl Williams, University of Rochester

Treasurer-Elect: Jennifer Rosa, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia


Elections 2014 Results

Dear NCURA Region II Members:

The officers of NCURA Region II are pleased to announce that the election for 2014 positions is now complete.  Three officer positions were selected this year:


Jill Frankenfield, University of Maryland, College Park


Charles Bartunek, The Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Health


Tim Schailey, Thomas Jefferson University

Thank you for your participation and for making your voice heard.

2014 Spring Meeting – Save the date!

May 4-7, 2014

Joint meeting with Region III

TradeWinds Island Grant Resort, St. Pete Beach, Florida

More details to come soon!