The following courses are offered by Sponsored Programs and Post Award Financial Operations. If you would like specific systems training, such as SAP or Business Warehouse (BW), then please see the BU Works site for training opportunities.

Classroom Training

Introduction to Sponsored Research for new Department Administrators

Foundational 2-Day training workshop for Department Administrators who are new to managing awards.

Register now for our next course: March 24-25, 2020

Sponsored Research Revealed Series

We are developing in-depth training on topics such as effortThe term Effort is used for persons charged to Sponsored Res... More, cost share, cost transfers, and subrecipient monitoring. These sessions will be 2-3 hour long workshop style classes, made up of case studies and hands on activities.

Register for Effort Revealed, April 3, 2020.

Cost Share sessions coming soon!

After-the-Fact Review

This 1-hour training session is relevant for all departments, schools, and colleges and includes the importance of regularly reviewing transactions posted to fund centers, high risk transactions, plus tips and guidance including reviewing sponsored research accounts and gift and endowment accounts.

Register now for upcoming dates (Feb and April)


Community Events

Coffee with Colleagues Series

Research Support runs this conversational series which covers a wide variety of research-related topics. See our Coffee with Colleagues page for upcoming and previous sessions.


Training by request

Post Award Onboarding for new DAs

An informal meeting to learn about the Post Award Financial Operations team, for new starters.

PAFO Lunch & Learn

PAFO is also able to come to your School or Department team meeting and give a high level overview of the department and discuss any specific questions or areas of concern. Please contact Jen Rogers to arrange for this.