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Jennifer Arnold Completes Masters of Research Administration

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By James Nichols -

Jennifer Arnold, Director for Grant Development at VCOM-Carolinas, received her MRA on May 6, 2022. She completed this program during her full-time duties as a Proposal Development Officer in the Research Department, and completed the degree with a 4.0 GPA.

Directly related to her work in the Research Department, this program will allow Jennifer to successfully:

  • Demonstrate knowledge of and compliance with the legal, ethical and regulatory framework that governs research.
  • Develop and evaluate grant proposals.
  • Identify new areas for collaborative grant opportunities.
  • Negotiate and monitor sponsored contracts and subcontracts.
  • Apply the law in regards to intellectual property, technology transfer and commercialization.
  • Apply sound financial management concepts in proposal development and funded sponsored projects.
  • Respond to financial and non-financial audits of research grants and contracts.
  • Apply organizational development theories in leadership and human resource management.

University of Central Florida School of Public Administration offers the Masters of Research Administration (MRA), a comprehensive program that provides the professional skills and management theories and techniques to prepare individuals to practice as highly trained and ethical research administrators. (

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