Sponsored Projects Office (SPO)

MSC09 5220
1 University of New Mexico
Albuquerque, NM 87131-0001

Physical Location:
1650 University Blvd NE
Second Floor, Suite 2200

Phone: (505) 272-6264
Fax: (505) 272-0159

Training Courses

Here we provide a list of courses you can take that are provided by the Health Sciences Center (HSC) staff.  Many of these courses must be registered for via Learning Central.

Internal Budget Worksheet (IBW) Training - HSC 103-001

The Internal Budget Worksheet (IBW) is grant budgeting made easy, with the HSC Internal Budget Worksheet (IBW). The Excel worksheet is pre-populated with formulas that self-calculate fringe benefits, annual cost of living increases, and indirect costs. Students will learn all the features, then complete a short exercise as a class while PreAward is there to assist and answer questions. No prior Excel experience is required. For Faculty & Staff who submit grant proposals.

You can register for this course by logging into UNM's Learning Central, and entering HSC 103-001 into the search bar.

Research Administration Forum & Training Sessions (RAFTS)

RAFT Sessions include updates and training in the areas of grants administration, research compliance, research billing, human resources and other topics of relevance to research administration.

Click here to visit the RAFTS website for more detailed information.

Grants Management Training - HSC 105-001

This course is required for HSC Principal Investigators (PIs) and Co-Principal Investigators (Co-PIs) of a contract or grant award. Staff who assist with contracts and grants are also encouraged to attend. Topics covered include managing the submission and award process, finding resources available for the investigator or contractor, and understanding ethical standards and regulatory requirements related to conducting research or implementing a contract.  Re-certification for this course is required every 3 years. If you have any questions regarding the course requirement please contact Cassandra Misenar at (505) 272-0040 or CMisenar@salud.unm.edu.

You can register for this course by logging into UNM's Learning Central and entering HSC 105-001 into the search bar.

Grants Management Recertification - HSC 400-001

Required every 3 years, for PI's and Co-PI's who have already attended the Grants Management Training and hold current sponsored project funding. HSC Contracts and Grants Management Training Re-certification is an online course for re-certifying individuals who have taken HSC 105-001 within the last 3 years.

You can register for this course by logging into UNM's Learning Central and entering HSC 400-001 into the search box.

Financial Conflict of Interest (FCOI) Training - HSC 104-002

ALL HSC INVESTIGATORS are required to take this course prior to submitting proposals to the Sponsored Projects Office (PreAward) & re-certify every 4 years.  This three part training reviews the requirements of and the responsibilities for compliance with the federal regulations and UNM HSC COI Policy on financial conflicts of interest for all research conducted at or through the HSC. All HSC investigators (faculty and staff) are required to take this course and to renew this training every four years.

You can register for this course by logging into UNM's Learning Central and entering HSC 104-002 into the search box.

Grantsmanship Training

UNM's Office of Research offers generic grantsmanship training courses as well as courses tailored to specific situations such as: PCORI, SBIR/STTR, CTSC, etc.

Please visit the Office of Research's Grantsmanship Training Page to view more detailed information on the types of courses offered as well as how to register.

Here you can find a list of training & certification courses provided by external entities.  Specific details for these courses can be found on their respective websites.

National Council of University Research Administrators (NCURA)

The National Council of University Research Administrators (NCURA) is a research support organization that offers online training courses, national conferences and traveling workshops such as:

  • Departmental Research Administration Workshop
  • Financial Research Administration Workshop
  • Sponsored Project Administration Workshop (Level I)
  • Sponsored Project Administration Workshop (Level II)
  • Webinars
  • Podcasts

Research Administrators Certification Council (RACC)

The Research Administrators Certification Council (RACC) offers certification courses in Sponsored Projects Administration.  These certifications allow you to draw upon your experience and knowledge in Sponsored Projects Administration and demonstrate that knowledge through: Certified Research Administrator (CRA), Certified Pre-Award Research Administrator (CPRA), and Certified Financial Research Administrator (CFRA) exams.