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Advanced Grant Management (AGM)
Advanced Grant Management (AGM) is a certificate program for research administrators with a minimum of three years of experience in grant management and grant management duties greater than 50% of their position.
AGM certification is required for grant managers in the following Duke Human Resources job classifications:
- Select Grant and Contracts Administrator (2647) tiers
- Advanced Team Lead
- Senior Team Lead
- Grants and Contracts Manager (2648)
- Senior Grants and Contracts Manager (2649)
- Research Administration Manager (2628)
- Associate Director, Research Administration (2629)
The AGM certificate program requires the successful completion of mandatory training, including projects, case studies, activities, and other assignments. Failure to complete assignments on time and demonstrate active engagement during classes may result in removal from the certification program.
Participants must meet all certificate requirements within 12 months of enrolling in the AGM program.
Interested employees must meet the eligibility requirements.
- Full-time employee of Duke University
- Completion of RAA Certification
- A minimum of 3 years of experience in grant management at Duke or other institutions
- Job duties greater than 50% must be directly related to grant management if AGM is not required for the position
- Supervisor approval to participate
Waiving Eligibility Requirements
OERAF requires a supervisor's recommendation to waive any eligibility requirements because the classes consist of advanced content. The recommendation should include why the certification is necessary at this time and how it the participant will contribute to the program. Supervisors will also be required to address how the participant’s experience has prepared them for AGM if they do not have three years of experience. OERAF reserves the right to deny entry to anyone who does not meet the minimum eligibility requirements.
► Pilot Application Deadline: August 24, 2022
OERAF is actively redesigning the AGM certification program in partnership with members of the research administration community designated by the Medicine/Nursing and Campus Management Centers. Interested employees can apply online to participate in the revised AGM certification pilot. The application routes to the employee’s supervisor for approval before OERAF completes a final review. Space in the pilot will be given first to those who require AGM certification based on their position or tier and second based on the date they received their RAA certification.
► Rolling enrollment for all other eligible employees in early 2023
OERAF will publish course details after the revised AGM pilot.
Some classes have required assignments prior to class or homework after the session. Participants must complete all assignments, assessments, or case studies.
Failure to complete any required coursework may result in an incomplete. Participants must reattend the course, in addition to completing the missing coursework, before receiving credit.
AGM certification will require the completion of a final capstone project.