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Navigate: Uniform Guidance Cost Principles

The Navigate: Uniform Guidance Cost Principles course will be offered in July 2017.

Application form for Navigate: Uniform Guidance Cost Principles will be available late Spring 2017.

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

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." - Krista Golden, Contract & Grant Specialist, Medical School

Schedule and Requirements

Attendance is mandatory

This course will be one (1) day long. To receive certification, participants will have to complete the full session, along with any in-class and pre-class assignments.

Summer 2017 Training Schedule
Location: Wolverine Tower
Time: 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

  • Date: TBD 

How to Apply 

Applications for Summer 2017 cohort will be available late Spring 2017.

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 board, ask participants to post homework materials (if applicable).

Course Fee

The course fee is $95 per participant and includes:

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

Note: The fee is payable in advance using a shortcode

References and Resources


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