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Navigate: Professional Development and Training Portal

Upcoming Offerings:

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. 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.
 

Training Courses

Fundamentals: Navigating research administration at the University of Michigan


Navigate: Fundamentals

Dates for the September 2017 class will be forthcoming.

The Navigate: Fundamentals course is offered to U-M research administrators early in their research administration careers (zero to about two years of working experience). The course consists of seven full-day instructor-led sessions, with capstone projects to demonstrate success. The cost will be $400 to attend. Learn more about the Navigate: Fundamentals course, and review our Frequently Asked Questions. Stay tuned to this page and future RAPid communications for information about the Fall 2017 application process.

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Navigate: Uniform Guidance Cost Principles

Thursday, July 27, 2017.

The Navigate: Uniform Guidance Cost Principles course is recommended for new or seasoned research administrators involved in the pre- and post- award management of federally sponsored research projects. This course will focus directly on the Uniform Guidance (UG) Cost Principles. The cost will be $95 to attend. Learn more about the Navigate: Uniform Guidance Cost Principles course and how to apply. Stay tuned to this page and future RAPid communications for information about the Summer 2017 class.

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Navigate: Advanced Budgeting I 

The dates for the Fall 2017 class will be forthcoming.

"The material was organized and presented in a way that was easy to follow and understand. The exercises were very helpful and reinforced what was being taught. Going through the spreadsheet was also helpful." - Anonymous

In Fall 2016, we piloted our Advanced Budgeting I course. This was a three-day intensive course for intermediate research administrators with two (2) or more years of on-the-job experience. Stay tuned to this page and future RAPid communications for information about the Fall 2017 class.


Navigate: Advanced Budgeting II - PILOT, FALL 2017  

In Fall 2017, we will pilot the second course in the Advanced Budgeting series for intermediate research administrators with two (2) or more years of on-the-job experience. Advanced Budgeting II will provide research administrators (RAs) with hands-on, an experiential class covering additional real-life scenarios encountered by RAs in their work, including:

  • projects without a solicitation or guidelines,
  • complex internally funded projects,
  • internal cost share, PIs from multiple departments across campus,
  • Department of Defense budgets.

Stay tuned to this page and future RAPid communications for information about the Fall 2017 pilot.

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Navigate: Budgeting Basics - PILOT, FALL 2017 

In Fall 2017, we will pilot the third course in the Budgeting series for intermediate research administrators with two (2) or more years of on-the-job experience. Budgeting Basics will provide research administrators (RAs) with hands-on, an experiential class covering additional real-life scenarios encountered by RAs in their work, including:

  • projects without a solicitation or guidelines,
  • complex internally funded projects,
  • internal cost share, PIs from multiple departments across campus,
  • Department of Defense budgets.

Stay tuned to this page and future RAPid communications for information about the Fall 2017 pilot.


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Fall 2017

The pilot session of the new Navigate: Lunch & Learn series is open to all members of the research administration community. There is no cost to attend. During the sessions, we will provide a basic overview on a topic and discuss its importance as it relates to the research administration community. Light refreshments will be served. Stay tuned to this page and future RAPid communications for information about upcoming sessions.


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Fall 2017

In Fall 2017, the fourth cohort for the Research Administrators Mentoring Program (RAMPfor research administrators with two (2) or more years of on-the-job experience. Applications will be made available in June/July 2017. The orientation meeting will be held in the September 2017. Learn more about the Research Administrator Mentoring Program (RAMP) and how to apply. Stay tuned to this page and future RAPid communications for information on the Fall 2017 program.


Featured Videos


View our 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

Professional Organizations & Certifications

  • Research Administrator Professional Associations A listing of opportunities aimed at helping Research Administrators stay informed and develop professionally.
  • aiM Higher Study Group aiM Higher is the University of Michigan guided and self-study program designed to assist research administrators in preparing for the Certified Research Administrator (CRA) exam. 

Questions?

For questions on Navigate and other training initiatives, please contact the Training Team at navigate-research@umich.edu.