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October 20, 2009


Extramural Associations (EA) Program, Division of Special Populations (DSP), NICHD


Rockville, MD


The Extramural Associates (EA) Program organized and held this Regional Technical Assistance Workshop (RTAW) for its grantees on October 20, 2009, in Rockville, Maryland. This seminar took place just prior to the 2009 National Council of University Research Administrators’ (NCURA) Annual Meeting. The EA Program seminar was devoted to enhancing awareness about fundamental areas in establishing and maintaining the capacity to support research at emerging colleges and universities. Many of the speakers were selected from a pool of current Extramural Associates Research Development Award (EARDA) grantees. The keynote speaker for the RTAW was Dr. Mildred Ofosu of Morgan State University in Baltimore, MD. Dr. Ofosu, along with other speakers participating in the seminar, provided technical assistance in the following areas:

  • Pre-Award Services
  • Post-Award Services
  • Ethical Compliance

The seminar sessions were moderated by EA Program staff to ensure that relevant issues were highlighted and discussed. An entire session was devoted to management issues related to EA Program grants; this session was conducted by Robin Kurtz of the NICHD Grants Management Branch to raise awareness about expectations regarding relevant EARDA issues (e.g., progress reports, pilot projects).

This RTAW provided grantees with an opportunity to present information about best practices and lessons learned for enhancing research capacity at emerging research institutions.

For more information


Dr. Carl V. Hill, EA Program, DSP, NICHD
Tel: (301) 435-2712

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