Professional Development Resources
UM faculty, administrators and students have access to a full array of training and workshop sessions in areas related to sponsored programs:
- Guide to the Administration of Sponsored Projects
- UM Research Administrators
- Environmental Health and Safety
- Other Topics
- Professional Organizations
If there is a topic on which you require training, please contact Janet Simons for more information.
Guide to the Administration of Sponsored Projects
This curriculum supplements skills training by delving into the policies and regulations that drive our procedures. Led by campus subject matter experts, these in-class sessions provide an opportunity to network and to learn tips, tools and best practices that you can use in your daily work. Register for one session or all twelve.
This group of research administrators meets monthly to discuss topics such as financial reporting and various compliance issues. The email list is used to notify research administrators about meetings as well as sponsored programs updates. Contact Vanessa Foreman for more information.
SPA-SPAC Quarterly Meetings
Sponsored Projects Administration and Compliance (SPAC) and Sponsored Programs Administration (SPA) hold quarterly update meetings to inform the campus of the latest updates in research administration and changes to policies and procedures. Dates and contact information are at the SPA website and SPAC website.
Training in certain areas of environmental health and safety is required or recommended for certain research positions. Training on DOT Infectious and Biological Material Shipping is recommended for any researcher or administrator who will need to ship chemicals, biological materials, dry ice, or other hazardous goods. Questions? Contact EHS at 410-706-7055.
Other Topics of Interest
School of Medicine Grant Writing Workshops
Grant Writing On-line Resources - links for advice and training
UM Faculty Research Profiles via SciVal Experts (download slideshow) - identify potential collaborators!
Coeus Training - proposal development, award, Coeus-RAVEN
Export Control Awareness (download slideshow)
Research administrator national certification is available through the Research Administrators Certification Council