RAA encompasses many facets of grant management responsibility at Duke University and Duke University Health System (DUHS). RAA is a development opportunity for employees providing numerous benefits for both the employee and the institution. Employee benefits include development or advancement of skill sets, enhanced professional advancement opportunities, and a clearer understanding of grant management responsibilities at Duke University. This investment by Duke University in its employees will provide the organization with stronger employee commitment, a more stable employee base, better information on which to make hiring decisions, and enhanced financial controls. The program which requires acceptance through a nomination process is designed for participants with less than two years experience in grant management and >50% grant management responsibilities.