National Research Administrator Day

We’ve seen many holidays over the years that have a limited audience, but we must admit that this holiday has an especially small potential audience. It’s a holiday observed on September 25th every year and pays homage to research administrators who ensure that research organizations and educational institutions function smoothly and reach their research goals.

Although it would be impossible for research and education organizations to reach their goals without these professionals, this is definitely not a holiday that everyone will want to celebrate. But if you do, then give a shout-out to these professionals on National Research Administrator Day.

What Does a Research Administrator Do?

A research administrator can perform a number of different jobs, and it can be difficult to list all of them in one holiday article. We’ll give it a shot, however, and at least cover some of the most basic functions of a research administrator below.

  • They negotiate contracts and create purchasing invoices.
  • They edit research proposals for proper submission.
  • They deal with budget data.
  • They submit grant applications.
  • They ensure compliance with research guidelines.
  • They contribute their input to research protocols.

Observing National Research Administrator Day

As we said earlier, you can observe this holiday by giving a shout-out to the research administrators you know—either in person or on social media using the hashtag #NationalResearchAdministratorDay. These professionals do important work, so it’s a day that some people will want to celebrate.

When is it?
This year (2024)
September 25 Wednesday
Next year (2025)
September 25 Thursday
Last year (2023)
September 25 Monday
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