Program Overview

The Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) Integrated Departmental Education for Administrators (IDEA) Program is a comprehensive program developed to meet the research administration needs of our campus in fundamentals, pre-award, and post-award.

The goals are to:

• Increase assurance of compliance of state, federal, and university policies and procedures

• Provide staff with training (and tools) for their role in grants administration

• Improve research administration service to faculty

Who Should Attend?

IDEA is designed for staff involved in the administration of all aspects of research and sponsored projects that are funded by extramural or internal sources.

Training Structure

The IDEA Program is divided into three content areas: Fundamentals, Pre-Award, and Post-Award. Each area consists of a set of courses for staff members who support the sponsored research enterprise at MUSC. Each course includes a web based assessment of the participant’s comprehension of key topics. In order to earn a certificate, participants are required to take a predetermined number of courses with the IDEA program curriculum.


Spring 2022 Program Schedule: 8-week course, approximately April 5th, 2022 through May 26th, 2022.


Deadline for Application Submission: 5 PM on March 21st, 2022. Please note that supervisor approval is required via email to Laura Lane at and Amanda Reidenbach at .


For more information, please visit the IDEA Program website, or contact Laura Lane at and Amanda Reidenbach at .

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