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S.P.A.C.E. Training

The Sponsored Programs Academy for Continuing Education (S.P.A.C.E.) Research Administration Training Program offers comprehensive training to ensure that members of the Rutgers research community have a solid understanding of the university's processes when it comes to administering research. 

Mission & Goals of S.P.A.C.E. 

The S.P.A.C.E. Research Administration Training Program aims to promote continuous learning and enhance overall performance and productivity throughout the Rutgers research community. In doing so, the goals are to:

  • Protect our university by maintaining compliance with federal, state and university guidelines.
  • Ensure members of the research community are equipped with the knowledge and skills necessary to accomplish their job requirements.
  • Promote high quality, cost-effective training designed to increase individual and organizational productivity and success. 
  • Offer multiple training tools that will increase learning and retention.
  • Create an outlet that will provide members with the most up to date information concerning new requirements, evolving trends and industry happenings.

Fundamentals and Advanced Certificates

  • S.P.A.C.E. Fundamentals Certificate: The fundamentals modules provide a basic overview of the various components of research administration, specifically the initial stages of the lifecycle of sponsored programs. Information covered include pre-award, post award, clinical trials and contracts administration. These instructor-led, three-hour modules are offered to assist newly-hired employees, existing employees assuming a new role, or those serving in any other entry level research administration capacity with learning the basics about conducting research at Rutgers.
  • S.P.A.C.E. Advanced CertificateThe advanced modules offer a deep dive look into the life cycle of sponsored programs with an added focus on budget preparation. Those registered for this track should already have substantial knowledge and proven skills in the subject areas. These instructor-led, two- to three-hour modules are offered to assist managers, administrators and those serving in any other supervisory-level research administration capacity with understanding the various intricacies of conducting research at Rutgers.

Course Availability

The course is currently offered twice a year, and is intended for all Rutgers staff who support research efforts across the university.

Course Schedule and Descriptions (FALL 2020)

Spring 2021 Schedule - Coming Soon

Contact Information

Rosie Mendoza McCamery, MPA

Nadia Akhtar, MBA