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NCURA Webinar: A Boat-Builder’s Guide – Budgeting Salaries for Sea-Worthy Research

1:00 p.m.-3:30 p.m.

A webinar presented by the National Council of University Research Administrators (NCURA)

Webinar: 1 – 2:30 p.m.
After the Show Talk: 2:35 – 3:30 p.m.

Registration through Learn@Work is required for free access to the webinar.

  • Registration is FREE, but is required via Learn@Work.
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In this webinar, we will conduct a deep dive into salary budgets. The session will analyze a broad spectrum of concerns, including but not limited to salary on academic vs. calendar vs. summer calendars. Material will explore the intersection of effort and payroll, budgeting for non-faculty personnel, conflicts of interest, and other auditing concerns. We will address the budget lifecycle, exploring how the pre-award stage lays groundwork for the post-award journey. We’ll discuss budgeting considerations that can set the path for project success or lead to unintended consequences and challenges that last even after closeout.

The webinar will serve participants at many levels of research administration. New research administrators learn how to effectively create a budget with strong fundamentals. Experienced research administrators may study challenging budget issues and think through solutions. Departmental administrators will receive takeaways to assist their work with faculty and central administration. Central administrators will gain insight into the process and how to better engage departmental or faculty partners to improve budgeting and budget review.


  • Patience Graybill
    Research Administrator, Pre-Award Specialist
    Office of Research Development & Administration, McKelvey School of Engineering, Washington University in St. Louis
  • Jeffrey Ritchie
    Director of Sponsored Programs
    Hamilton College
  • Samantha Westcott
    Research Administrator
    University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

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