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.

Officer Candidates for 2014-2015

NCURA Region II is pleased to announce the following candidates for each of the three open positions for 2014-15:

Chair-Elect

Erin Bailey, University of Buffalo

Greg Slack, Clarkson University

 

Regionally Elected Member to the National Board

Cheryl Williams, University of Rochester

Martin Williams, William Patterson University

 

Treasurer-Elect

Teri Herberger, Salisbury University

Jennifer Rosa, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia

Uniform Guidance Workshop at Montclair State University

Region II is pleased to present a half-day workshop at Montclair State University in Montclair, NJ, oFriday, October 3, 2014.

Uniform Guidance

October 3, 2014

Conference Center, University Hall, Montclair, NJ

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 September 26, 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 “Uniform Guidance.” The Uniform Guidance 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 Uniform Guidance circular;
  • Provide a hands on walk through approach to understanding the new structure of the Uniform Guidance 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

Uniform Guidance Workshop at Temple University

Region II is pleased to present a half-day workshop at Temple University in Philadelphia, PA, on Friday, September 26, 2014.

Uniform Guidance

September 26, 2014

Conference Suite at 1810 Liacouras Walk, Philadelphia, PA

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 September 19, 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 “Uniform Guidance.” The Uniform Guidance 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 Uniform Guidance circular;
  • Provide a hands on walk through approach to understanding the new structure of the Uniform Guidance 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

Uniform Guidance Workshop at NYU

Region II is pleased to present a half-day workshop at New York University in New York, NY, on Tuesday, September 30, 2014.

Uniform Guidance

September 30, 2014

Kimmel Center for University Life, New York, NY

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

Register Online Here

To pay by check, complete the registration form and return by September 23, 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 “Uniform Guidance.” The Uniform Guidance 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 Uniform Guidance circular;
  • Provide a hands on walk through approach to understanding the new structure of the Uniform Guidance 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

*SOLD OUT** Uniform Guidance Workshop at Christiana Care Health System

Region II is pleased to present a half-day workshop at Christiana Care Health System in Newark, DE, on Monday, July 14th, 2014.

Uniform Guidance Circular

July 14, 2014

 Ammon Education Center, Newark, DE

***This workshop is now sold out***

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 “Uniform Guidance.” The Uniform Guidance 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 Uniform Guidance circular;
  • Provide a hands on walk through approach to understanding the new structure of the Uniform Guidance 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 Final Program Released

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

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 http://ncura2014.digitalunited.net, 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:

Chair-Elect:

Jill Frankenfield, University of Maryland, College Park

Secretary:

Charles Bartunek, The Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Health

Treasurer-Elect:

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!