Research Administration Academy Call for Lead Trainers

RCC announces an open application process for individuals interested in becoming RCC Lead Trainers.  The Research Administration Academy (RAA) program participants overwhelmingly endorsed the concept of Lead Trainers as very important components in delivering "real life" training. RCC invites individuals with extensive experience in pre- and/or post award grant management to serve as Lead Trainers for the next RAA cycle, scheduled tentatively to begin in January 2012. Lead Trainers will participate in the development of case studies that feature "real life" situations and problems for RAA participants. They actively participate in class discussions, providing insights and solutions to departmental grant management. Each RAA cycle features two Lead Trainers per class. Time commitment is approximately 8 hours per cycle and includes:

  • Working with class Team Leads to develop case studies and examples for RAA participants (2 hours)

  • Attending and participating in classroom instruction for one assigned RAA class (4 hours), one exception is the PreAward II class which is two 4 hour sessions.

RCC recognizes and appreciates the contributions that Lead Trainers make in enhancing the development of well-trained professional grant management personnel. Lead Trainers are selected on the basis of their expertise and extensive knowledge of the Duke University research management process, and their ability to share this knowledge with the broader grant management community.  Those who serve as a Lead Trainer will have their FY2012 continuing education requirements waived.

Attached is the Lead Trainer Application Form (doc). Please complete the form, attach a copy of your current resume and return the documents via e-mail to rcc-cert at duke.edu no later than November 23, 2011.