The ORPA team takes pride in serving as a trusted, responsive partner to you and your Department. That includes offering trainings that make it easier to propose and manage sponsored research projects. From convenient online trainings to customized in-person sessions, we cover everything from regulatory requirements to export controls. Throughout, our goal is to empower the high level of research integrity, quality, and compliance for which Princeton is known.

Learning Opportunities

Coffee with ORPA

Find out what’s new in sponsored research administration during our Coffee with ORPA sessions. Featuring lively discussion and networking opportunities, each takes a deep dive into a need-to-know topic.

Register to attend: Visit the Employee Learning Center, and select “ORPA” in the Training by Department section.

Unable to attend or want to reference what was presented?  Here are the slide decks for each Coffee with ORPA session:

2021-2022 Academic Year

Coffee with ORPA: Hot Topics in Research Administration - September 23, 2021 (presentation video) and slides

2020-2021 Academic Year

Coffee with ORPA: NIH and NSF Updates - April 15, 2021 (presentation video) and slides

Coffee with ORPA: Princeton ERA Tips and Tricks - March 18, 2021 (presentation video)  and slides

Coffee with ORPA: Proposing and Monitoring Key and Senior Personnel Effort Commitments - February 23, 2021 (presentation video) ORPA and SRA slides

Coffee with ORPA: What's New and Different 2021 - January 22, 2021 (presentation video) ORPA slides; F & T - international hiring slides 

2019-2020 Academic Year

Coffee with ORPA: Year in Review 2020 - May 14, 2020 (presentation video)

Coffee with ORPA: Princeton ERA Update (slides) Presentation Video - April 23, 2020

Coffee With ORPA: Update on Inappropriate Foreign Influence (ORPA slides), SciENcv and ORCID (PU Library slides)  - Presentation video - March 23, 2020

Coffee With ORPA: What's New and What It Means To You - September 20, 2019

Coffee With ORPA:  Sponsor Requirements Related to Inappropriate Foreign Influence (aka Research Data Security) - October 10, 2019

Coffee With ORPA:  What to Expect with the New Academic Calendar - November 21, 2019

Coffee With ORPA: Coeus Replacement Project Update - January 23, 2020

2018-2019 Academic Year

Coffee With ORPA: What's New 2018 - September 11, 2018

Coffee With ORPA: NSF Updates - October 11, 2018

Coffee With ORPA: NIH Updates - November 15, 2018

Coffee With ORPA: Recent Developments in Export Controls (E-Verify too) - February 14, 2019

Coffee With ORPA: What's New and Brewing - March 19, 2019

Coffee With ORPA: Behind the Scenes of a Subaward - April 18, 2019

Inappropriate Foreign Influence in Research

Training information on this subject can be found on both the Employee Learning Center as well as on the Inappropriate Foreign Influence webpage.

Princeton ERA

ORPA provides a wealth of resources and training opportunities to help you make the most of Princeton ERA, the University’s proposal-management system. Visit our Princeton ERA page to learn more.

Research Administrator Mentoring Program

The Office of Research and Project Administration (ORPA), Sponsored Research Accounting (SRA) and the Academic Managers Group (AMG) have partnered to re-launch the Sponsored Research Administrator Mentoring Program.  Please take a look at the Program webpage for more details.


Research Administration Training Program

The Office of Research and Project Administration (ORPA) and our campus partners are delivering the Research Administration Training Program.  Please take a look at the Program webpage for more details.

Sponsored Research Accounting Training Offerings

The Office of Finance and Treasury offers a full compliment of Sponsored Research Administration post-award offerings.  Please review their website for the current list of training opportiunities.



On-Site Training

When it comes to sponsored research, ORPA recognizes the diversity of grant-administration needs that may arise. More intimate and targeted than our general sessions, custom on-site training is available for groups of any size or experience level. 

Register: Please send an inquiry to, and specify your topic of interest. ORPA will connect with you to discuss your needs in detail.

Video and Webinar Training Offerings

ORPA subscribes to many training opportunities offered by NCURA, SRAI, and others.  These training opportunities are available to members of the Princeton community with a NetID. 

NIH Fundamentals Workshop (video) - NCURA virtual conference held on March 13, 2019

Addressing Security Concerns and Foreign Threats to the Integrity of the U.S. Research Enterprise (video) - NCURA webinar held on July 16, 2019

Rules and Regulations: Where Does It Say I have To Do That? (video) NCURA virtual conference held on August 7, 2019

NCURA HR Series: Managing Flexible Work Arrangements (video) - March 19, 2020

NCURA - Research Administration in a Time of Disruption Part I (video) - March 26, 2020

NCURA - Research Administration in a Time of Disruption Part II (video) - April 8, 2020

Presentation slides and other handouts for the above are also available to Princeton personnel by logging in with their Princeton NetID.


Additional Trainings

Depending on the nature of your research, you may wish to or be required to complete trainings offered by RIA, EHS, and others around campus. Please check their websites for details.