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Navigate: Uniform Guidance Cost Principles

The Navigate: Uniform Guidance Cost Principles course will be offered in Winter 2018.

Application form for Navigate: Uniform Guidance Cost Principles is now available and is due February 22, 2018, at 5:00 p.m. 

Time: 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Dates: March 13, 2018 (Ann Arbor)
            April 10, 2018 (Dearborn)

Navigate: Uniform Guidance​​​

Target Audience

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.

Course Content

This course is designed to help you plan and manage your federally-sponsored projects for UG cost accounting principles. During the course, you will learn about the importance of being UG compliant, how to plan for UG expenses, and how to manage the lifecycle of projects with UG expenses on them.

I appreciated learning about the Uniform Guidance and why we monitor these costs. As a new Research Administrator, I hadn't yet learned this. I had heard about it and how important it was but didn't understand why until today. Thanks! - Anonymous
"[The] award management portion provided much-needed information as I have had less formal experience in that area. The instructors provided very useful information." - Contract & Grant Specialist, Medical School

Schedule and Requirements

Registration is mandatory

This course will be one day long. To receive certification, participants will have to complete the full session, along with any in-class and pre-class assignments.

Winter 2018 Training Schedule (Two Training Options. Apply for one):

Date: Tuesday, March 13, 2018
Location: Wolverine Tower

Date: Tuesday, April 10, 2018
Location: Dearborn

Time: 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

How to Apply 

  • Apply for Navigate: Uniform Guidance Cost Principles. The application form is now available and is due February 22, 2018, at 5:00 p.m.
  • There will be a limit of 30 participants.

Participant Requirements

  • Attend one full-day, instructor-led session.
  • Complete all assignments.
  • Participate in program evaluations.

Supervisor Requirements

  • Ensure the participant will be permitted time to attend a full-day, instructor-led session.
  • Participate in program evaluations.

Selection Process

  • Applications will be reviewed by the ORSP and Sponsored Programs Training Team to ensure completeness.
  • ORSP and Sponsored Programs Training Team will send completed applications to the Research Administration Advisory Council (RAAC) committee-at-large for participant endorsements/recommendations.
  • Program sponsors and the training team will review the RAAC committee recommendations and select participants.
  • Applicants will receive a confirmation email to let them know whether they have been selected.
  • Up to 30 participants will be selected to attend the Navigate: Uniform Guidance Cost Principles course.

Course Resources / Materials

  • U-M Canvas: We will use Canvas to store documents (PowerPoint, Job Aids, handouts, templates), hold discussion boards, and ask participants to post homework materials (if applicable).

Course Fee

The course fee is $95 per participant and includes:

  • One full-day, instructor-led session
  • Course materials
  • Lunch and refreshments

Note: The fee is payable in advance using a shortcode

References and Resources


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