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Vanderbilt Program in Research Administration Development (VPRAD)
About VPRAD
The Vanderbilt Program in Research Administration Development (VPRAD) is a new educational program that is designed to support research professionals with the knowledge, skills and experiences that are crucial to job performance and help them get recognition for their educational efforts. These professionals include all types of administrators, from administrative officers and budget accounting analysts to lab managers, techs and administrative assistants.
Vanderbilt Program in Research Administration Development (VPRAD)

VPRAD Level 1

 

The application deadline for Cohort 10 is September 17. The program dates for Cohort 10 are October 1, October 17-18, November 14-15, December 12-13, and December 17.

  Cohort 11 Cohort 12 Cohort 13 Cohort 14
Information Session November 26, 2012 March 4, 2013 June 10, 2013 September 3, 2013
Application Deadline December 10, 2012 March 25, 2013 June 24, 2013 September 16, 2013
Selection Committee Meeting December 11, 2012 March 26, 2013 June 25, 2013 September 17, 2013
Mentoring Committee December 13, 2012 March 28, 2103 June 27, 2013 September 19, 2013
Orientation January 7, 2013 April 8, 2013 July 8, 2013 October 1, 2013
Module 1 January 23-24, 2013 April 24-25, 2013 July 24-25, 2013 October 16-17, 2013
Module 2 February 20-21, 2013 May 22-23, 2013 August 21-22, 2013 November 13-14, 2013
Module 3 March 20-21, 2013 June 19-20, 2013 September 25-26, 2013 December 11-12, 2013
Capstone March 25, 2013 June 24, 2013 September 30, 2013 December 16, 2013
Exam Review March 25, 2013 June 24, 2013 September 30, 2013 December 16, 2013
Exams March 27-29, 2013 June 26-28, 2013 October 2-4, 2013 December 18-20, 2013
Exit Interviews April 2-4, 2013 July 1-3, 2013 October 8-10, 2013 January 7-9, 2014
Graduation April 12, 2013 October 11, 2013 October 11, 2013 TBD (April 2014)

VPRAD Level 2

 

Applications for the VPRAD Level 2 pilots are accepted on an on-going basis. Only graduates from VPRAD Level 1 are eligible to apply.