Research Grants and Contracts Management – SARIMA

Course information

Format: Wits certified online short course

Certification: Wits University certificate of competence

Length: 7 weeks

Breakdown: 6 weeks consecutive online learning, one exam in week 8

Hours per week: 3 to 4

Language: English


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Price*: R 11 588.12
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Course outcomes
  • Outline the steps, roles and responsibilities in post-award management
  • Describe the required institutional registrations and process for maintaining registration statuses
  • Discuss the types of contracts required per awarded grant
  • Describe what is involved in managing grant-funded projects and budgets
  • Identify reporting requirements and compliance processes required for effective grant management
  • Discuss the key activities involved in closing out a grant-funded project
Course Curriculum
  • Module 1: Understanding the Stakeholders Roles and Responsibilities
  • Module 2: Contracts and Sub-award Management
  • Module 3: Financial Management and Compliance
  • Module 4: Project Management and Reporting
  • Module 5: Develop Own Practice
Did you know that you can earn training points towards professional recognition when completing the Wits certified online short courses? The six online, digitised short courses will help you build your skills and enhance your credibility as a research management professional and the training points earned can be used when applying for or renewing a professional research management/administration designation. Professional recognition constitutes an award of professional status, which acknowledges the expertise and accomplishment of the research manager/administrator through the review of a portfolio of evidence by peers on the autonomous International Professional Recognition Council (IPRC). The IPRC is composed of experienced research managers from around the globe. When applying for any one of the three designations applicants are required to capture the training points for completed training as part of the portfolio of evidence. There are designations for new entrants to the profession (Research Administrator Professional – RAP), for mid to advanced career research managers (Research Management Professional – RMP) and for senior research managers in a research management leadership or strategic role (Senior Research Management Professional – SRMP). Designations are renewable after five years. Professional recognition would confirm to employers, colleagues, and others in the research management environment that the individual has committed to develop as a research management professional and has demonstrated core and transferable competencies and that s/he has contributed to significant achievements and contributions in research management/administration. Highly skilled individuals who have a clear understanding of the research world and with well-developed research management and administrative skills are invaluable to research institutions in the increasingly complex research and funding environment.
Course Overview
This course will explain how post award management fits into the entire grant management process and how best to set up and manage projects in line with budgets and funder expectations.
This course is presented by SARIMA subject matter experts who will be available to interact with you through the DigitalCampus platform whilst you are doing the course. If you have questions about the SARIMA course subject matter experts please contact us,
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