NCURA RAMP Program for 2019-2020

Are you looking to expand your knowledge base and develop your leadership skills? Do you have an interest in presenting at a meeting, but you’re not sure how to submit a proposal? Maybe you’d like to learn about volunteer opportunities within NCURA, and connect with some of our incredible members around the region.

If any of this piques your interest, you just may be the perfect match for us! NCURA is looking to place motivated individuals in the 2019-2020 cohort of NCURA R3RAMP (Region III Research Administration Mentorship Program).

The purpose of the program is two-fold; we want to help you grow as an individual working in the field at your institution, and we want to welcome you to the NCURA volunteer family. Every thriving and successful organization needs a steady, healthy volunteer pipeline of leaders in the field, and this is a great opportunity give back while making friendships and professional connections, honing your technical skills, and preparing you for the coming changes to our growing profession!

Who Is Eligible?

A current member of NCURA who’s employment affiliation is within NCURA Region 3 is eligible to apply.

What are the Benefits?

Leadership Skills

Participants will assigned to a mentor with leadership skills who will guide them through the program and explore different leadership styles as well as identify their own style. Additionally, the participant will complete readings, online discussions and other activities that will focus on leadership and technical skills of the profession.


Participants will be assigned a mentor to work with them to further develop their professional knowledge, skills and abilities during the program. These mentors will be selected and assigned prior to the start of the program. The mentor will provide a seasoned research administrator committed to guide and support the mentee during the program.


Participants will be encouraged to interact with their fellow cohorts during the program, through online discussions or other activities. In addition to developing the participants as proficient research administrators, this program will expand their contacts and provide them with a network of colleagues from around the region.

Monthly Modules

Eight (8) monthly modules designed around specific themes relevant to research administration in general and professional development. Combined with suggested readings, personal assessments and interactions with fellow mentees, these modules serve as the foundation upon which R3RAMP tailor the program to meet individual needs and career goals.

Spring Meeting

The annual Region 3 NCURA Spring Meeting, held in May provides an enriching opportunity for the mentee to volunteer for the Program Committee or Standing Committee, present a Session or Discussion Group, present a poster of a Research Admin related topic or develop a Workshop for the Spring Meeting.


Contact the RAMP Committee Coordinators:

Jaime Petrasek

Erin Blackwell

Rashonda Harris