Grant Services & Analysis serves several functions for the Medical School and Michigan Medicine. We review all proposals routed through eResearch Proposal Management (eRPM), provide pre- and post-award support, provide data for sections of the M-DASH and M-STAT systems, and design and implement Research Development services that help faculty become successful in obtaining and maintaining extramural funding.
HOW GRANT SERVICES & ANALYSIS SUPPORTS RESEARCH
Our Research Development professionals work with faculty to increase extramural funding. We connect faculty with opportunities; work with faculty on grant writing/editing; coordinate large-scale proposals; support faculty career development through programs like R01 Boot Camp; and manage internal funding programs.
“Pre-Award” constitutes anything that facilitates a proposal’s creation and submission, prior to the award being received. We offer resources for proposal preparation, using eResearch Proposal Management (eRPM), proposal routing, and proposal submission.
“Post-Award” comprises everything that happens to administer a research project, following the official award being received. We also maintain the Post-Award Procedures Manual, which represents the consolidation of the Medical School post-award procedures and best practices.
Our office provides data for sections of the M-DASH and M-STAT systems. We collect data from the proposals submitted, as well as directly from the National Institutes of Health. We are also able to provide data based on award submissions and receipts.
Our office also writes and maintains policies related to aspects of sponsored research in the Medical School, creates and holds training sessions on various research administration topics, and works on special projects that arise and need our expertise.
GRANT SERVICES & ANALYSIS COMMITTEES
Biomedical Research Council (BMRC)
BMRC evaluates requests for bridging funds in the Medical School of up to $50,000 (matched by departments) for researchers between A0 and A1 submissions. Applicants must have a history of R01-equivalent funding. Principal Investigators must demonstrate financial need and effort to address reviewers' critiques.
Grant Processing Advisory Committee (GPAC)
GPAC provides oversight and information to the staff in the Medical School who prepare and route grant proposals. This committee is chaired by the Medical School's Director of Grant Services & Analysis, Heather Offhaus, and consists of one Research Administrator representative from each Medical School unit.
Post-Award Advisory Committee (PAAC)
PAAC provides oversight and information dissemination to Medical School staff responsible for post-award administration as well as an opportunity for units to communicate post-award research administrative needs. The committee consists of a chair, a research administrator representative from the Medical School Unit, and a Sponsored Programs representative.