NCURA Region II Traveling Workshop: Contracts: Common Issues and Best Practices for All Sponsor Types

The George Washington University (GW) Office of the Vice President for Research (OVPR) is pleased to host a professional development workshop presented by faculty from the Mid-Atlantic Region of the National Council of University Research Administrators.

Course Description

Do you freeze whenever you hear the word RFP or receive a contract to negotiate and review? In this workshop, you will learn common clauses that slow down contract negotiation and their relevance to your pending contract. Additionally, you will learn tools to help you during all stages of contracting: proposal submission (including exception letters),contract negotiation, and award management for all sponsor types including flow-through contracts. Attendees will participate in case studies to apply the concepts discussed in the workshop.

Learning Objectives

Participants will learn:

  • The basic parts of an RFP and how to address possible contract issues at proposal stage
  • Tools to negotiate federal, federal flow-through, and other types of contracts
  • The importance of, and best practices to address, the most problematic clauses in contracts
  • Post Award Management tips and tools


A basic understanding of the management of sponsored projects.

Who Should Attend?

Beginner/intermediate research administrators.

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