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.

Spring Meeting Updates

Don’t forget to keep tabs on the website dedicated to our joint Spring Meeting with Region III!  We’ve recently released the full program, as well as details on Monday’s Dinner Cruise.

Spring Meeting Final Program Released

Head over to our spring meeting webpage to view the final program for this year’s joint effort with Region III.

OMNI Workshop at Johns Hopkins University (DC)


Region II is pleased to present a half-day workshop at Johns Hopkins University (Advanced Academic Programs) in Washington, DC, on Thursday, May 15th, 2014.


OMNI Circular

May 15, 2014

Bernstein Offit Building, Washington, DC

Half Day/$100.00 (9:00a-12:00p/Continental Breakfast at 8:30a)

Register Online Here

To pay by check, complete the registration form and return by May 9, 2014.

As the result of the Presidential memo issued in February 2011 to reduce unnecessary regulatory and administrative burdens relating to federal grants management, the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) and the Council on Financial Assistance Reform (COFAR) have been working toward completion of the OMB Final Guidance. This Guidance updates the existing eight administrative, costing and audit circulars into a single circular called the “Omni-Circular.” The Omni-Circular is expected to be released in December 2014.
The release of this Circular will impact existing institutional policies, federal sponsor guidelines, and the terms and conditions expressed in federal awards. This workshop is designed to provide attendees important information on the changes to the circular, how these changes will impact research administration policies and procedures, and familiarize them with the document.
The objectives of the workshop are to:
  • Provide an overview of the purpose of the new Circular;
  • Provide a hands on walk through approach to understanding the new structure of the Circular;
  • Review the implementation timelines and corresponding impacts; and
  • Highlight and discuss the major differences by using a side by side walk through of relevant sections

Spring Meeting Registration

Registration for our joint Spring Meeting with Region III is now open, with the registration form available on our meeting page.  If you wish to pay by credit card, please go here.   (Note: Region III visitors wishing to pay by check must register through their own region’s website.)

Spring 2014 Meeting Website

For everything related to our joint Spring Meeting with Region III in May, be sure to follow, which will be updated regularly as information is confirmed.

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, Christiana Care Health System

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!

Steering Committee Minutes, November 2013

Minutes from the November 2013 Steering Committee meeting

Regional Meeting Minutes, April 2013

Minutes from the April 2013 Regional Meeting in Buffalo, NY:

Steering Committee Minutes 4.22.12

Business Meeting Minutes 4.23.13