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Dear Colleagues,

Applications for the Fall 2018 RAMP (Research Administration Mentoring Program) at Tufts are now open and will be accepted until August 3rd. The applications to become a mentee or a mentor can be accessed either from the website: https://viceprovost.tufts.edu/RAD/about/ramp/ or by clicking below:

Sign up to become a Mentor

Sign up to become a Mentee.

Based on the pilot in the spring, we enhanced the program to provide a selection of tangible outcomes that can help mentees reach a variety of research administration related goals. Mentee applicants can choose one of these outcomes or write their own. Mentor applicants are asked to rank the outcomes in the order of their comfort and experience mentoring in these areas:

  • Writing a Post/Article – Are you interested in writing a post or article on Research Administration but feel like you could use some assistance in writing it?  Join this cohort and work together to write effective and informative articles.  Posts/Articles can be posted online as a blog (SRA Catalyst), internally on the community page, or in a newsletter or publication. Topics are individual choice, and the group will work together as peer editors.
  • Presentation at a Conference – Do you want to present at a regional conference? Work with a mentor’s guidance to prepare a presentation for application to NCURA Region I’s Spring Meeting. Topics are individual choice. OVPR will fund mileage to and from the regional meeting to present if selected.
  • Present a Poster –Do you want to share your knowledge without having to present? Would a smaller scale be more interesting to you?  Work with a mentor’s guidance to prepare and create a poster for application to NCURA Region I’s Spring Meeting Innovation Suite.  OVPR will fund poster printing and mileage to and from the regional meeting to showcase poster if selected.
  • CRA – Do you wish to study to take the CRA Exam in November 2018?  Join this cohort to study with a guidance from successful CRAs.
  • Learn/Add a new skill set such as:
    • Learn a new sponsor
    • Learn a new contract/agreement type
    • Complex proposal management
    • Writing Standard Operating Procedures or documenting a workflow
    • How to manage & lead a working group. Work on skills such as task management and meeting management.

For any questions please contact RAMP Committee Chair Denise Rouleau at denise.rouleau@tufts.edu.

All the best,

Zoya Davis-Hamilton, Ed.D., CRA