Research Development for Research Administrators: Understanding, Mapping and Leveraging Assets

(90 minutes) In an effort to increase the number of quality proposals submitted to external sponsors, both large and small institutions are discovering the value of providing research development services to faculty. However, many institutions do not establish a research development office separate from the sponsored programs office, but rather formalize and expand functions in the Pre-Award office to focus more on research development. For the research administrator, understanding research development and how to integrate it with current sponsored programs activities can seem daunting.

This webinar will help research administrators understand the basics of research development and how to integrate research development strategies with sponsored programs activities. Participants will receive planning tools designed to help identify and leverage the strengths of their sponsored programs office, as well as to create and implement research development activities in their institutions.

Michelle M. Schoenecker, M.A., Senior Proposal Development Manager, Research Development Services, Office of Research & Office of Sponsored Programs, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
Martin B. Williams, M.A., Director, Office of Sponsored Programs, William Paterson University
Kathryn Wrench, M.B.A., Associate Director - Research Services, College of Liberal Arts & Sciences, Wayne State University

Level: Overview
Prerequisites: None

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Member Price: $99
Non-Member Price: $118

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  • Participants will be able to define the term “research development”.
  • Participants will be able to identify approaches, resources, and models to integrate research development into research administration.
  • Participants will be able to list activities typically associated with research development.
  • Participants will be able to identify specific strategies or next steps to enhance research development at their home institutions.

Michelle M. Schoenecker, M.A.

Senior Proposal Development Manager, Research Development Services, Office of Research & Office of Sponsored Programs

University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee

Martin B. Williams, M.A.

Director, Office of Sponsored Programs

William Paterson University

Kathryn Wrench, M.B.A.

Associate Director - Research Services, College of Liberal Arts & Sciences

Wayne State University

Participants receive 1.5 hours of continuing education credits = .2 CEU's for each webinar.

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