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.
Learn about available funding, get ideas for program development and enhance your knowledge
of pre– and post-award functions, including compliance.
Gain valuable insight on positioning your institution to win and realize maximum benefits and
extramural funding from public and private sources.
Interact with federal agencies and private/non-governmental entities to promote your program
initiatives, and share lessons learned with faculty and staff of