Find training relevant to your need using the Training Roadmap

We have self-service online training and resources, as well as live training opportunities, and recordings of presentations. See the descriptions in the table below to see what options are available and appropriate for your needs.

Training is relevant for:  Research Lab Assistant, Faculty Assistant, Accounting/Finance Assistant, Administrative Assistant, Grants Manager, Department Administrator, Lab Manager, Financial Manager

Grants Management Training Roadmap

If you . . .Relevant trainings . . .
Are new to Research Administration and/or to Boston UniversitySTRONGLY RECOMMENDED

·         Introduction to Sponsored Research (2-Day classroom training)

·         Introduction to the Grant Project Lifecycle (elearning module)

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES

·         PAFO Onboarding (PDF)

·         Roles & Responsibilities Matrix (PDF)

·         Business Warehouse (BW) Training

Are involved in proposal preparation and submissionRECOMMENDED TRAINING

·         Proposal Development & Review (elearning module)

·         Proposal Submission (elearning module)

·         RPPR Best Practice (slides, recording)

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES

·         Sponsor systems (website)

Are notified when an award is set upRECOMMENDED ONLINE TRAINING

·         Receiving an Award (elearning module)

Oversee budgets and manage transactions on sponsored accounts

·         Salaries and wages

·         Direct Costs

·         Indirect Costs

STRONGLY RECOMMENDED ONLINE TRAINING

·         Cost Principles (elearning module)

·         F&A and Fringe (elearning module)

·         Salary on Grants (elearning module)

·         Cost Transfers (elearning module)

STRONGLY RECOMMENDED LIVE TRAINING

·         Cost Share (Zoom or in-person)

·         After the fact review (Webinar recording)

·         Audit (Zoom or in-person)

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES

·         Sourcing and Procurement (website)

·         BW Training / HCM Training

·         Award finance FAQs

Play a role in effortThe term Effort is used for persons charged to Sponsored Res... More reportingSTRONGLY RECOMMENDED ONLINE

·         Effort Reporting (elearning module)

·         Effort Reporting resource page (website)

STRONGLY RECOMMENDED LIVE TRAINING

·         Effort Reporting (Webinar recording)

·         Cost Share (Zoom or in-person)

Are requesting an advance account, rebudgeting, or requesting a no cost extensionSTRONGLY RECOMMENDED

·         IPAR (within Proposal Submission elearning module)

ADDITIONAL RECOMMENDED

·         NCE/Carryover Resource page (website)

Are coming to the end of an awardSTRONGLY RECOMMENDED

·         Award Ending (elearning module)

Have outgoing subaward(s)STRONGLY RECOMMENDED ONLINE

·         Subawards (elearning module)

STRONGLY RECOMMENDED LIVE TRAINING

·         Subawards (slides, recording)

Have questions about capital equipment or cash managementRESOURCES

·         Property Management Manual (website)

·         Cash Management page (website)

Play a role in booking travel or submitting, approving travel expenses for sponsored researchSTRONGLY RECOMMENDED

·         Travel on Sponsored Awards (elearning module)

ADDITIONAL RECOMMENDED

·         Travel Resource page (website)

Work with service centersSTRONGLY RECOMMENDED

·         Core facilities (website)

ADDITIONAL RECOMMENDED

·         Service Center Manual (website)