Workshops & Resources

ORD provides facilitations and workshops customized for the needs of U-M units and teams. Online resources include toolkits for proposal writing, templates, and examples of successful proposals. Don’t see what you need? Let us know at RD-support@umich.edu.

Facilitations

ORD can design and facilitate interactive sessions for your research teams, at any stage of idea development. Whether for long-term strategic planning for your team/unit, early-stage planning for a large-scale initiative, or a response to a specific funding opportunity, we will tailor sessions for your needs to surface the most innovative ideas, focus research questions or create action plans.

  • Ideation: for large groups or small; we can guide brainstorming and team formation around broad themes early in the research development process
  • Proposal design: for interdisciplinary teams working toward a specific funding opportunity; let us help your team develop a shared vision, craft innovative research questions and outline a competitive grant proposal.
  • Strategic planning: for teams or units; we can help your team members identify goals, prioritize milestones and develop a plan for successful implementation

Resources:

Workshops

ORD presents a variety of informational and skill-building workshops or webinars, which can be tailored for our unti/team needs. Topics include:

  • Writing a Competitive Grant Proposal
  • Navigating U-M’s Research Resources
  • Understanding Funding & Funders
  • Team Science 101
  • Writing in Plain Language
  • Editing Grant Proposals
  • Understanding the Review Process

    Recorded webinars:

    • Grantsmanship 101 webinar series
    • Opportunity Kick-offs for specific funder programs
    • Finding Funding webinars

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    Contact Us

    Contact the entire team: RD-support@umich.edu

    Jill Jividen, Senior Director of Research Development: jjgoff@umich.edu

    Stephen Alvey, Graphics Specialist: salvey@umich.edu

    Neil Carver, Bold Challenges Research Development Officer, carvern@umich.edu

    Tricia Ebright, OVPR Grants and Awards Manager, triciamc@umich.edu

    Kelsey Ebbs, Assistant Director of Bold Challenges, klucinda@umich.edu

    Mariah Gavin, Research Cores Office Project Manager, mgav@umich.edu

    Sean O’Connor, Bold Challenges Project Manager, spoconno@umich.edu

    Adrianna Trusiak, Bold Challenges Research Development Officer, atrusiak@umich.edu

    Kelly Walters, Bold Challenges Research Development Officer, kelwalt@umich.edu