Today is National Research Administrator Day. Tuesday, September 25, 2018 If you work with a Research Administrator or with others in research administration, please take time soon to thank them for their essential contributions. For the last several years, the University of Michigan (U-M) has conducted the largest volume of research of any public university in the nation, at $1.5 billion in research expenditures in this past fiscal year.
Managing the business aspects of research takes a team of experts. The process of finding funding, effectively developing a proposal, ensuring compliance, electronically submitting a proposal, managing an award, and closing out the project in a manner that reconciles the financials and compliance milestones takes keen business acumen and expertise.
If you are in research administration, in any capacity, take a moment to reflect on your hard work and all the ways in which you provide critical support to the U-M research community.