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Navigate: Fundamentals



The application for the Spring 2024 offering is closed.


Time: All sessions begin at 8:30 a.m. and will end by or before 12:30 p.m.

Day 1: Tuesday, March 19, 2024
Day 2: Thursday, March 21, 2024
Day 3: Tuesday, April 9, 2024
Day 4: Thursday, April 11, 2024
Day 5: Thursday, April 25, 2024
Day 6: Tuesday, May 7, 2024
Day 7: Thursday, May 9, 2024
Day 8: Thursday, May 16, 2024
Day 9: Wednesday, May 22, 2024
Day 10: Wednesday, June 5, 2024

Applicant Requirements

  • Obtain approval from your supervisor before applying.
  • Submit a completed course application form.

Selected Participant Requirements

  • Attend all class sessions
  • Complete all assignments
  • Complete all class session evaluations

Target Audience

The Navigate Program is pleased to announce the Spring 2024 virtual offering of  Navigate: Fundamentals. This course is offered for newer research administrators with up to two years of working experience in research administration.

Note: Staff who attended the in-person or virtual Navigate: Fundamentals course in the past should not apply for this offering. Need a refresher on this content? The eLearning modules under the section called Fundamentals of Research Administration Modules are based largely on the content covered in the virtual instructor-led Fundamentals course - check it out! There are also recorded Navigate webinars and other video resources on various topics available on our Video Resources web page.

Course Content

The program has been expertly crafted to follow the workflow and business process of the sponsored research project lifecycle.

In addition to instructor presentations and class activities, the training introduces newcomers to research administration leaders from around campus and exposes them to both the business needs and outcomes required for a successfully managed research project. 

Attendance at all 10 sessions and completion of pre-session assignments are required. Participants who attend ALL sessions and complete the course requirements will receive a Certificate of Achievement.

Course Fee

The course fee is temporarily waived.

Course Materials

  • Canvas will be used for class materials.


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