The Good, Bad, & Ugly of Executing & Managing Federal Contracts


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  • Date Recorded: April 6, 2015

  • Instructor: Frank Fitzgerald, Cory Thompson & Christy Cochrane

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  • This short course is required for the VT Research Administrator Level II Certification Program.


In recent years, the Office of Sponsored Programs has seen a growth of Federal contracts awarded to Virginia Tech. This short course will walk through some of the FAR clauses that require additional diligence on the principal investigator, departmental staff supporting faculty, and the Office of Sponsored Programs. This workshop is designed for faculty who manage Federal contracts and for staff who support faculty in the administration of said contracts.


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