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JHU Existing Staff Program: 2023


Several years ago, Johns Hopkins adapted the Research Administration Training Program, for existing staff at the university to gain a practical understanding of sponsored research administration. An executive committee oversees the program and is made up of senior leaders across the university representing research administration, business offices, and departments.

Employee Incentives and Benefits

Upon successful completion of the program, participants will:

  • Have a better understanding of research administration and the organization and responsibilities of various research administration areas at Johns Hopkins
  • Establish a network of colleagues with cross-divisional offices
  • Be prepared to test for the national Certificate in Research Administration (CRA) exam (application cost to be covered by the business office where employed)
  • Receive an additional year of experience applied toward minimum qualifications

Selection Process

  • Candidates need to have 2 years minimum JHU experience in research administration
  • Preferred candidates will have an undergraduate degree, however, years of experience may be substituted on a case by case basis
  • Candidates must have successfully completed the 6 Basic core e-courses in “workshop one” of the Financial/SAP training program. See our Curriculum page for details

Nomination Requirements

Candidates must be nominated with the following:

  • Resume
  • Cover letter (one page)
  • A Letter of Approval* from their supervisor (one page)
  • Two Reference Letters*
    • One should come from the candidates’ home Research Administration Office, Divisional Business Office, or a Senior Representative from one of the JHU Financial Offices. The letter should be from a manager or other executive above the nominee’s immediate supervisor
    • Letters must speak to the specific qualifications that make the nominee eligible for selection and success in the program; along with confirmation that the time and activity of the program during normal working hours is acknowledged

Candidates will be selected by the executive committee. A Call for Nominations will be issued in early fall, with selections for the new cohort announced in late November.

Complete the Application Form.


For details on the program expectations, completion requirements, and elective opportunities available to program participants, visit our Curriculum page.


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