Winter 2016– Volume IX, Issue 2 NSPAA Voice | Page 4

Benefits of Membership NSPAA provides assistance and services to the membership funding agencies and others by way of its Annual Conferences, Advance Workshop Series, Technical Help Seminars, Networking Opportunities and Publications. The Alliance frequently collaborated on opportunities available to HBCUs and other Minority Serving Institutions, The Departments of Defense, the Department of Energy and the White House Initiative on Historically Black Colleges and Universities, among others, often support training seminars, which help members earn professional certification as Certified Research Administrators through the Research Administrator Certification Council. TRAINING Learn about available funding, get ideas for program development and enhance your knowledge of pre– and post-award functions, including compliance. RESOURCE DEVELOPMENT Gain valuable insight on positioning your institution to win and realize maximum benefits and extramural funding from public and private sources. NETWORKING Interact with federal agencies and private/non-governmental entities to promote your program initiatives, and share lessons learned with faculty and staff of