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Navigate: Professional Development Portal

Navigate - Navigating research at the University of MichiganThe offices of Research and Sponsored Projects (ORSP) and Finance - Sponsored Programs have partnered to provide a collection of training opportunities and professional development resources for research administrators.

A number of new initiatives will come under this new program, including instructor-led courses, mentoring and other resources, and job aids.

Upcoming Courses

With our Navigate: Fundamentals Pilot (2015-2016) complete, we plan to offer three new courses in Fall 2016, including:

  • Navigate: Fundamentals
  • Navigate: Advanced Budgeting (Pilot)
  • Navigate: Uniform Guidance Cost Principles (Pilot)

Navigate: Fundamentals

Fundamentals: Navigating research administration at the University of Michigan

The new Navigate: Fundamentals course will be provided again for newcomers in research administration, this time for U-M research administrators with 0 to 24 months of experience. It will consist of 8 full-day instructor-led sessions between September 2016 and December 2016, culminating with a capstone project to demonstrate success. The cost will be $400 to attend. Learn more about the Navigate: Fundamentals course, and review our Frequently Asked Questions

Navigate: Advanced Budgeting (Pilot)

The Navigate: Advanced Budgeting course content and dates will be announced for an intended course start date sometime in Fall 2016. 

Navigate: Uniform Guidance Cost Principles (Pilot)

The Navigate: Uniform Guidance Cost Principles course content and dates will be announced for an intended course start date sometime in Fall 2016. 

We plan to continue building a suite of training programs that will include many pre- and post-award topics. Training for the research community will be prioritized based on our extensive research and survey feedback. 

View our latest Video on Research Administration

View the Office of Research's latest video on Michigan Research at a Glance.



Below please find additional resources and tools for navigating research at the University of Michigan.

References and Resources

Other U-M Campus Workshops and Training

Past Workshop Offerings

Professional Organizations & Societies


If you have any questions regarding this or suggestions for other training, please feel free to contact ORSP Workshops.