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What are RAFTs?

RAFTs provide in-person training and networking opportunities for the campus research community. Presenters may be from OSP and/or the Sponsored Programs Office, Central Office Administrators, Department Administrators, and/or any combination. The goal is to provide in-person training and discussions on relevant topics in research administration and sponsored projects management.

RAFTs will occur on a triannual basis, are open to all, and while registrations are not required for attendance, RSVP’s will be requested in order to ensure rooms with the appropriate capacity are reserved.

Format of RAFTs

The format will allow time for presenters to speak/train on a specific topic or process and then open into a forum for discussion with the audience participants. Open discussions and dialogue will be encouraged and an opportunity for submitting questions beforehand will be provided with RSVPs.


  • Science and Security – Brian Collier & Sherry Whitaker
  • Accounts Receivable – Dawn DiLello & Jenifer Gwaltney



  • Cash Advance Guidance
  • Ledger 4 Process
  • Posting Expenses


Stay Informed on RAFTs

As RAFTs become available, communications will be sent to the OSP Mailing List ( with session details and an RSVP link. Subscribe to the OSP Mailing List by clicking here. You may also find updated RAFTs and other training opportunities on the OSP Training webpage.

Have Topic Suggestions and/or want to Partner with RAFTs?

Please email with any suggestions for topics or your interest in partnering to present at RAFTs.

There are no upcoming events at this time.