Thursday, June 1, 2017

Urmila Bajaj of Sponsored Programs to Co-Chair National Conference

Urmila Bajaj, Director of Post Award in the Office of Sponsored Programs, was recently announced as co-chair of the upcoming conference for financial research administrators given by the National Council of University Research Administrators (NCURA). This is the 18th annual conference and is projected to bring together over 1,000 research administrators from around the country to Puerto Rico next March.

Urmila Bajaj
Bajaj has been a member of NCURA since 1998 and has served in a variety of roles. In addition to her position with the Financial Research Administration Conference, she has presented on the national and regional level and served as an NCURA Peer Programs Reviewer for a number of years.

“NCURA hosts a number of onsite and online training programs; their conferences are a valuable forum for networking, discussing trends in research administration policies and best practices, and getting advice from experts,” said Bajaj.

NCURA’s Executive Director, Kathleen Larmett, stated, “We are delighted to announce Urmila as the co-chair of our 2018 Financial Research Administration Conference. Urmila’s experience and leadership in various roles at our organization and in her professional career made her the perfect candidate for this role.”

NCURA is a professional society dedicated to advancing the field of research administration through education and professional development programs. Conceived by eight research administrators in 1959, the group was intended to be a platform where University Research Administrators across the nation could exchange information on various research administration topics. From 45 members from 40 institutions at the first annual meeting, the NCURA research administration community has grown to over 7,000 national and international members.

NCURA’s 18th Annual Financial Research Administration Conference will take place in San Juan, Puerto Rico, at the Puerto Rico Convention Center on March 1-3, 2018. Click here for more information on NCURA.

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