Congratulations New CSU CRAs!
Corrine Lindstadt, Microbiology, Immunology, and Pathology
Reagan Lu, formerly College of Agricultural Sciences
Kim-Melville Smith, Office of Sponsored Programs
Cliff Schulenberg, College of Agricultural Sciences
Tracey Trujillo, Warner College of Natural Resources
What is the CRA?
The CRA is a credential offered by the Research Administrators Certification Council (RACC). Earning the Certified Research Administration (CRA) certification means that one has met the required qualifications and passed an exam on a wide body of knowledge in research administration, including project development and administration; legal requirements and sponsor interface; financial management; and general management.
Learn more about the CRA, including application requirements, testing format/sites, recertification requirements, and required fees on the RACC website.
In addition to personal satisfaction, becoming certified may provide the following benefits:
- Professional recognition
- Validation of expertise
- Improved credibility with faculty, researchers, and other administrators
- Increased opportunities for professional advancement
- Recognition as a subject matter expert
C-RAM Study Program Requirements
Individuals interested in participating in the C-RAM Study Program must submit their Name (first & last) and Department or Unit to firstname.lastname@example.org by Friday, July 2. Study sessions will be held on the dates indicated below from 10:00 to 11:00 AM MST via Zoom.
July 8, 15, 22, 29
August 5, 12, 19, 26
September 29, 16, 23, 30
1.) The CRA exam is rigorous. Applicants must be willing to study several hours/week outside the guided study sessions.
2.) An email containing applicant’s Name (first and last) and Department or Unit, must be submitted to email@example.com by July 2, 2021 by 5:00 PM MST.
3.) Priority will be given to C-RAM applicants eligible to sit for the CRA exam at the time of application. Eligibility requirements include:
- Bachelor’s degree and three (3) years of professional experience in research or sponsored programs administration either in a sponsoring or recipient organization or the equivalent in a self-funded organization; – OR-
- An Associate’s degree and five (5) years o professional experience in research or sponsored programs administration either in a sponsoring or recipient organization or the equivalent in a self-funded organization; – OR-
- No degree and six (6) years of professional experience in research or sponsored programs administration either in a sponsoring or recipient organization or the equivalent in a self-funded organization (this option requires completion of a Petition Application from the RACC).
Direct questions on the C-RAM Study Group or other training initiatives to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Developing, Reviewing, and Submitting Proposals for External Funding – Access in My Learning
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Did you know?
June 7, 2021
OSP post-award accounting and the outgoing subawards team communicate regularly with unit Fiscal Officers (FOs) on matters related to 5-3 funds. It is important that OSP is notified when a FO changes so that communication can be directed accordingly. Learn who to contact in this week’s blog, “Changes in CSU Fiscal Officers: Impacts and Contacts.”