U-M Research Administration Workshops, Training and Professional Development Opportunities


This page contains useful programs and workshops to support those in research and research administration.

Programs and Workshops

ORSP, Sponsored Programs & Financial Operations Workshops

eRPM Proposal Preparation and Unit Review - Registration Open!

All classes are in the Wolverine Tower Training Rooms from 1:00-5:00 p.m. on the following Thursdays.

Descriptions of all of the training opportunities offered by ORSP, Sponsored Programs and Financial Operations throughout the year -- whether currently enrolling or not -- including Finding Funding, Proposal Writing, NIH Training Grants, Special RFP information sessions, A-21 Expenditure Monitoring on federally sponsored projects, Financial Management of Federally Funded Projects, and more.

Since early 2014, ORSP has been running limited research administration workshops while we reevaluate and assess training. We are offering the eRPM Proposal Preparation and Unit Review Class on a monthly basis from now until December 2014. There is a limit of 12 seats per class, and with our new registration process, you will have the option to choose "Add Me to the Waitlist" if the class is full.


RAMP - Mentoring ProgramResearch Administration Mentoring Program (RAMP↑)

The Research Administration Advisory Council (RAAC) Training Subcommittee is piloting the Research Administration Mentoring Program (RAMP↑), a mentoring program for U-M research administrators. The RAMP↑ is a unique program that seeks to connect senior research administrators at U-M with research administrators who are newer to the field. Individuals involved in this program will have an opportunity to build important relationships within the University and enhance their professional growth. The pilot program includes up to forty participants, allowing for a maximum of twenty matched pairs. Mentors who have at least five years of research administrative experience and Mentees who have approximately 6-12 months of experience in research administration at U-M are eligible to apply. Mentors and Mentees are expected to meet in person on a monthly basis for a minimum of one hour over a period of nine months. The application deadline has passed but feel free to review the mentor application or mentee application materials. Please feel free to contact raac.mentorprogram@umich.edu if you have any questions.


Other U-M Campus Workshops and Training

eResearch (U-M's web-based system for developing, routing, approval of sponsored project proposals)

External Professional Development Resources

Research Administrators Instructional Network (RAIN)

Effective administration, with all its worrisome details, restrictions, and paperwork can be an important element in encouraging scholarly productivity, rather than simply a necessary procedural evil.
   --Robert E. Burroughs,
Director Research Administration UM 1968

Last reviewed: November 10, 2014