Membership in NCURA Region IV
NCURA Region IV is the Mid-America section of the National NCURA organization. When you become a member of the national organization, you automatically become a member of the region. As a member, benefits for conferences, resources, and collaborations are extended at both the national and regional levels. To become a member of NCURA, please visit https://www.ncura.edu/MembershipVolunteering/JoinNCURA.aspx.
Membership in Region IV represents all functional dimensions and career stages of the research administration profession in our 12-state area. Our members include pre-award, post-award, and compliance professionals from colleges and universities, research institutes, and providers of goods and services that enhance operations. Our organization benefits from the wisdom of senior executives and is energized by the enthusiasm and curiosity of those who are new to the profession. Learn more about the composition of our membership here.
Members in our 12-state area enjoy a host of benefits for research administration professionals, including:
Who Should Join?
NCURA was formed to bring together those who serve in research administration capacities, primarily at colleges and universities. Today, the membership encompasses a growing circle of professionals who have interest in the issues and policies affecting research administration, and those who are interested in the unique research expertise represented by the organizations in Region IV. We welcome those in sponsored programs, research development, university/college administration, teaching hospitals, research-related government officials, and other research administration fields.
Region IV relies on the strength of its membership to help fulfill NCURA’s mission. Through your volunteer efforts, we offer professional development opportunities where colleagues share their knowledge and experience on a variety of topics with members who are new to the profession, new to their role, or just wanting to stay current with our constantly changing environment. New members and new volunteers bring fresh ideas and a fresh perspective to both the Region and the profession. We invite you to share your experience! Volunteer at a conference! Present at our annual spring meeting! Join a committee! Get involved! Our success depends on you!
Who Are We?
NCURA Region IV members come from the states of Iowa, Illinois, Indiana, Missouri, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, North Dakota, Nebraska, Ohio, South Dakota, and Wisconsin. Our regional membership has grown steadily and, as of mid-2014, has almost 1,200 members. The majority of our members work at colleges and universities, but there is healthy representation from research institutes, industry, non-profit health organizations, and hospitals and vendors that provide products and services that enable us to work efficiently and effectively. For a more detailed snapshot of our membership, please consult the following graphs:
Region IV Wants You!
Region Volunteering is a great way to meet and network with your colleagues. Sign up to serve as a committee member, to serve at the annual spring regional meeting, or to welcome new regional members at the annual meeting in Washington, D.C.
For more information about volunteering to serve in Region IV activities, contact Membership Volunteer Coordinator Nicole Nichols.