2017 Symposium Call for Papers and Posters is Open! 

The Society has a tradition of publishing contributed papers and posters designed to advance and enrich the body of knowledge of research administration and management as an art and science during its annual meeting. Nomination forms are emailed to SRAI International members at the beginning of each year. 

Papers and Posters should represent an important contribution to the research administration body of knowledge or successful demonstrate significant milestones of success that are of interest or importance. They should not be used as a marketing resource for an institution's success, but should articulate advances in research administration or management. 

Submission is open to any individual whose scholarly or professional interest is related to research management. 

Topics must focus on areas of research administration specialization such as:

  • pre-award processes
  • post-award processes
  • international research administration
  • research infrastructure and growth
  • strategic planning
  • financial management
  • computer science
  • research ethics
  • human research
  • animal research 
  • intellectual property
  • technology transfer
  • publication standards
  • human resources management 
  • other research administration-related areas

Accepted papers and posters will compete for the Best Paper of the Year and Best Poster of the Year Awards during the 2017 SRA International Annual Meeting in October 2017 at the Vancouver Convention Centre in Vancouver, BC, Canada. 

To be considered for participation, please:

  1. Read the Symposium Guidelines for Papers or Posters
  2. Submit a Notice of Intent

Deadline to submit: June 9, 2017

For more information, please contact: 
Shelby Montgomery, Programs Associate at

Past Winners:  

2016 Best Paper and Poster
2015 Best Paper and Poster

2014 Best Paper and Poster
2013 Best Paper and Poster
2012 Best Paper and Poster
2011 Best Paper and Poster
2010 Best Paper and Poster
2009 Best Paper and Poster