Senior Director of Research Development
Office of the Vice President for Research 1109 Geddes Ave., 1346 Ruthven Building Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1079
Assistant: Elizabeth Sprang, administrative asst senior, 734-764-1185, email@example.com
Jill Jividen joined OVPR in 2019 to establish the Research Development and Proposal Services unit, which supports faculty in pursuing external research funding across U-M’s three campuses. The RDPS team provides proposal management and editing services, facilitation of ideation and strategic planning sessions, graphic design, and workshops and webinars for improving the quality of grant proposals and building research capacity. In addition, team members manage internal funding programs, limited submission processes, and support the Bold Challenges initiative.
Jividen holds degrees in journalism, English and American Literature from Michigan State University (B.A.), New York University (M.A.) and the University of South Carolina (Ph.D.). Her career at U-M began in 2010; she has supported researchers in the Medical School, School of Information, and the Institute for Research on Women & Gender. Jividen has served on the Board of Directors of the National Organization of Research Development Professionals (NORDP) since 2018 and is the 2021-22 NORDP President.