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Upcoming Navigate Offerings:
- Fundamentals - Spring 2019
- Uniform Guidance - Summer 2019
- Budgeting Basics - Spring 2019
- Advanced Budgeting: DoD Budgets - Spring 2019
- Advanced Budgeting: Internal Proposals
- Advanced Budgeting: Task-Based/Hourly Budgets
- E-ssentials Elearning Modules
- Lunch and Learn - April 2019 (session is full)
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Navigate - Professional Development for Research Administrators
A number of new initiatives fall 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 administration community will be prioritized based on our extensive research and survey feedback.
Day 1: Tuesday, March 5, 2019
Day 2: Tuesday, March 19, 2019
Day 3: Wednesday, April 3, 2019 *Revised Date
Day 4: Tuesday, April 23, 2019
Day 5: Tuesday, May 7, 2019
Day 6: Tuesday, May 14, 2019
Day 7: Tuesday, May 21, 2019
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.
Navigate: Uniform Guidance Cost Principles
Tuesday, June 4, 2019
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.
Navigate: Budgeting Basics
Thursday, May 2, 2019
Monday, May 20, 2019
Budgeting Basics will provide research administrators (RAs) with a hands-on experiential class, covering real-life scenarios encountered by RAs in their work.
Budgeting Basics is recommended for newer research administrators:
- with approximately one year of on-the-job experience,
- who have minimal experience working with budgets for sponsored research proposals,
- who are proficient using Microsoft Excel.
Thursday, May 23, 2019
Thursday, June 6, 2019
The Advanced Budgeting series is intended for intermediate research administrators with approximately two or more years of on-the-job experience. The DoD Budgets class in the Advanced Budgeting series will provide research administrators (RAs) with a hands-on, experiential class covering real-life scenarios encountered by RAs in their work, including:
- common DoD budget attributes,
- meeting exact-dollar requirements,
- locating and documenting pricing information, and
- writing a successful DoD budget justification.
Navigate: Advanced Budgeting - Internal Proposals with Cost Sharing
The Advanced Budgeting series is intended for intermediate research administrators with approximately two or more years of on-the-job experience. The Internal Proposals class in the Advanced Budgeting series will provide research administrators (RAs) with a hands-on, experiential class covering 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.
Learners will engage in class walk-through demonstrations, discussion of budget-building and problem-solving strategies typical in the context of proposal submission, and then work through reinforcing budget development homework assignments. Budget attributes in this course include:
- National Institutes of Health (NIH) (2-year, $315K) and Department of Transportation (DoT) (multi-year, < $1M) budgets for sponsors with mixed effort/appointments in budgets including 12-month, U-Year, and pool (with SVH) appointments;
- multiple methods of fringe rate calculation based on sponsor requirements and appointment types;
- conversion of effort from percent (%) effort to loaded labor hour(s);
- loaded Labor rates included on a task-based, multi-year budget with a base budget period and option years; and,
- simple cost sharing.
Navigate: E-ssentials eLearning Modules
The Navigate: E-ssentials is a collection of self-paced elearning modules covering a variety of topics related to research administration at U-M. Addressing common tasks, concepts and business processes encountered throughout the Sponsored Project Lifecycle, Navigate: E-ssentials also provides resources and job aids to assist research administrators with the successful management of a sponsored project.
Navigate: Lunch & Learn Series
April 19, 2019
The 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 of a topic and discuss its importance as it relates to the research administration community.
The Research Administration Mentoring Program (RAMP matches mentors who have at least five years of research administration experience with mentees who are relative newcomers to the field, with approximately six months to about two years of research administration experience at the University of Michigan. Applications for the Fall 2019 cohort will be made available in June/July 2019.
View our Video on Research Administration
View our Video on Michigan Research at a Glance
View our Video on Effort
Below please find additional resources and tools for navigating research at the University of Michigan.