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“Dela-Where? Dela-Here! Research Administrator Reunion”

This year's regional meeting will occur in-person at the 

Hotel DuPont in Wilmington, Delaware

November 6 – 9, 2022!


You do not need to be an NCURA member to attend the Region II Fall Meeting


The Regional Meeting will take place at the Hotel DuPont, located at 42 W 11th Street in Wilmington, DE.

The Hotel Du Pont is SOLD OUT for the Region II Fall Meeting room block. The following hotels are near the Hotel Du Pont:

Staybridge Suites Wilmington Downtown (about 2 blocks from the Du Pont)

Courtyard Wilmington Downtown (about 3 blocks from the Du Pont)

Sheraton Suites Wilmington Downtown (about 4 blocks from the Du Pont)

Stone Building


You do not need to be a member to attend the Region II Fall Meeting.

On-line registration for on-site registrants is open! Registrations will be accepted with the full meeting rate at $575 and one-day only rate at $375 via credit card and check payment.

Full Program

Includes Sunday Welcome Reception; all sessions Monday and Tuesday; Wednesday half-day Workshop; Monday & Tuesday breakfast and lunch; Wednesday breakfast; and Monday Dinner Event

Registration: $575

Monday Dinner Event

(tickets for single-day attendees or guests) The cost of the Monday Dinner Event is included in the cost of Full Program registrations. It is NOT INCLUDED in the registration fee for Monday- or Tuesday-only registrations.

Registration: $120

Monday Program ONLY

Includes breakfast and lunch only; no dinner event

Registration: $375

Bulk Registration

Package Pricing for 5 full program registrations

Registration: $2,750

Tuesday Program ONLY

Includes breakfast and lunch only; no dinner event

Registration: $375

NCURA Membership Dues (optional)



RM 2022 Program

Half-day workshops are being offered at no additional cost, and take place Wednesday, November 9th, from 8:45am - 12:15pm.

You must be registered for the full meeting to attend a workshop.

Workshop #1

Leadership Transitions: How to move from "doing” to "leading" in your research administration career


Track: Human Capital

Audience Level: Intermediate/Advanced

This interactive workshop is targeted for individuals who are in leadership positions at their institution, or aspire to move toward entering into a leadership role in their near future.  A mixture of lectures, exercises and interactive discussions will provide insights into building and enhancing skills for strategic management and advancement in a rapidly changing workplace, in the world of research administration.


Magui Cardona (University of Baltimore)

Cynthia Kane (Lehigh University) 

Workshop #4

In the Beginning…There Were Proposals: Proposal Development Before the Pre-Award


Track: Pre-Award

Audience Level: Beginner/Overview

We’ve all heard the term “proposal development”, but what about that which takes place before you start putting the application together? In this workshop, we will explore what we need to know and understand before the application process officially starts. Where should you be looking? Who is responsible for what and when? Through case studies, reviewing RFPs and agency guidelines, you will gain new knowledge and understanding about the real proposal development process.


Anne Albinak (Johns Hopkins University)

Danielle Brown (University of Maryland, Baltimore)

Workshop #2

Contracting: Beyond the Basics


Track: Contracting

Audience Level: Intermediate

What do you do when a non-Federal contract includes FAR clauses? How do you determine if an award is a contract or a grant or something else entirely? How do you deal with entities that want to treat your institution as a vendor or provide you with commercial terms? This workshop will discuss many of the unique situations that arise when working with contracts with various sponsors. Case studies, practical solutions, and success stories will be shared.


Charles Bartunek (Children's Hospital of Philadelphia)

Jill Frankenfield (University of Maryland, College Park) 

Workshop #5

Managing Your Career in Research Administration: A Roadmap to Success


Track: Human Capital & Professional Development

Audience Level: Beginner

This Workshop is focused on those who are relatively new to research administration who are seeking to understand the multitude of career options available to them and how to position themselves to take advantage of opportunity in the field. This Workshop will explore the various career paths in Research Administration in the University setting as well as the shared capabilities and skills that will help one achieve mastery in research administration. Participants will focus on pathways to growth and the capabilities and skills needed to achieve their goals in research administration.  Participants will come away with an understanding of their own strengths and how they can leverage those to create their own personal career growth plan.


Diane Ambrose (Rutgers University)

Chea Smith (Rutgers University)

Workshop #3

Excelling with Gabi and Sue

Track: How to...

Audience Level: All

Being a good administrator involves more than knowing the latest regulations. It also involves being able to predict what our teams need before they know they need it.

What better tool to achieve this than excel?

Forecasting in excel is an essential tool that provides quantitative data that can help us visualize patterns and make informed decisions.


Gabriela Anglon (Weill Cornell Medicine)

Susanne Morganstein (University of Delaware)

Workshop #6

Understanding the Uniform Guidance on a Practical Level


Track: Compliance, Pre-Award, Post-Award

Audience Level: Beginner/Overview

The Research Administrators guide to compliance in managing sponsored awards is the Uniform Guidance. Each institution uses these federal regulations as its foundation for setting policy and developing processes to ensure compliance. Understanding the rules and where to find them is a key to the success of any of us in this profession. This workshop will use the Uniform Guidance as the “handout” for the session so that participants can work their way through the regulations to identify key clauses, important changes from the 2020 Federal Register, and understand how to use the document as a valuable tool.


Rebecca Hunsaker (University of Maryland, College Park)


We would like to thank our SILVER Sponsors:

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If you would like to be a Sponsor for the Region II Fall 2022 Meeting,

please contact Adriel Villegas-Estrada (




Reunited and it feels so good! Eat, Drink & Celebrate at the Stitch House Brewery. Join us for the Region II Research Administrator REUNION Monday Evening dinner and event. Come mingle with colleagues/old friends and make some new ones.  

Dress Code: An outfit you would have worn in high school (not required, but will be fun - it is a reunion after all!). Stitch House Brewery is just a five minute walk from the Hotel Du pont; we will meet in the lobby and walk over together.

As for the FUN.....well that is a surprise!



There are over 150+ volunteer opportunities available at the Region II Meeting. The links for all volunteer opportunities are below.

Facilitator of Virtual Sessions (A facilitator is needed for each of our two virtual federal sponsor sessions) :

NCURA App Super Users (Have you used the NCURA App before? Would you be comfortable helping others to become familiar with it?  If so, we need you!):

Registration Table (Always a great time to meet and greet everyone checking in to the meeting):

Session Monitor/Evaluator (Instructions will be provided, easy, peasy! Great to do this for the sessions you will be attending):

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