Navigate courses for Summer 2018!
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Three Navigate courses are open for application, including a new session of Uniform Guidance and two course sessions for selected topics in Advanced Budgeting!

Advanced Budgeting - Selected Topics - Internal Proposals for Cost Sharing - Navigating Research Administration at the University of Michigan

The Navigate: Advanced Budgeting Selected Topics - Internal Proposals course is recommended for research administrators:

Summer 2018 Training Schedule
Location: Wolverine Tower
Time: 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Day 1:  July 26, 2018
Day 2:  July 30, 2018

Apply for Navigate: Advanced Budgeting - Internal Proposals
Deadline: Monday, July 19, 2018

  • with approximately two (2) or more years of on-the-job experience;
  • who have been exposed to and regularly produce basic budgets for sponsored research proposals;
  • are familiar with various appointment types used in sponsored project budgets, including faculty (U-year and 12-month), staff, and graduate students; and
  • are familiar with how to calculate common budget elements, including indirect costs and modified total direct costs (MTDC).

By the end of this course, participants will build a complex internal budget with cost share and keep the step-by-step documentation and Excel templates for use in developing similar budgets in their own positions. Budget attributes covered in this course include: 

  • projects without a solicitation or guidelines;
  • complex internally funded projects; and
  • internal cost share with PIs from multiple departments.

Attendance at both sessions is mandatory. Completion of the course requires class attendance, completion of homework, and a review session.

Applications are due July 19, 2018! Class size is limited to 20 participants.

Submit an Application for Advanced Budgeting - Internal Proposals

Advanced Budgeting - Selected Topics - Loaded Rates - University of Michigan Research Office

The Navigate: Advanced Budgeting - Loaded Rates course is recommended for research administrators:

Summer 2018 Training Schedule
Location: Wolverine Tower
Time: 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Day 1:  August 6, 2018
Day 2:  August 13, 2018

Apply for Navigate: Advanced Budgeting - Loaded Rates
Deadline: Monday, July 30, 2018

  • with approximately two (2) or more years of on-the-job experience;
  • who have been exposed to and regularly produce basic budgets for sponsored research proposals;
  • are familiar with various appointment types included in sponsored project budgets, including faculty (U-year and 12-month), staff, and graduate students; and
  • are familiar with how to calculate common budget elements including indirect costs and modified total direct costs (MTDC).
From class demonstrations and modeling, participants will then apply budget techniques to build their own budgets (including justifications), with more complex elements and attributes. Budgets will represent a variety of budget types and sponsors. The learner will participate 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.

Attendance at both sessions is mandatory. Completion of the course requires class attendance, completion of homework, and a review session.

Applications are due July 30, 2018! Class size is limited to 20 participants.

Submit an Application for Advanced Budgeting - Loaded Rates

Uniform Guidance - Navigating Research Administration at the University of Michigan

The Navigate: Uniform Guidance Cost Principles course is recommended for new or seasoned research administrators involved in either the pre- or post-award management of federally sponsored research projects. This course will focus directly on the Uniform Guidance cost principles.

This course is designed to help you plan and manage your Federally sponsored projects for Uniform Guidance cost accounting principles. During the course, participants will learn about the importance of being compliant with the Uniform Guidance, how to plan for Uniform Guidance expenses, and how to manage projects with Uniform Guidance expenses throughout their lifecycle.

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 2018 Training Schedule
Location: Wolverine Tower
Time: 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Date: August 1, 2018

Register for Navigate: Uniform Guidance Cost Principles
Deadline: July 23, 2018

Participant Requirements

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

Registration is due July 23, 2018. Class size is limited to 30 participants.

Register for Uniform Guidance Cost Principles
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