Skip to main content

11.23.21 | iSession | Launching a Research Administration Fellowship: Creating Future Leaders in Research

Encore | A Series of Annual Meeting iSessions

As the biomedical research enterprise has expanded over the last two decades so too has the need for leaders in academic research administration. Thus, the University of Michigan Medical School recently launched a two-year Research Administration Fellowship to prepare PhD graduates and postdoctoral trainees in the life sciences for a successful career in university-based biomedical research administration. Through a series of unit rotations, impactful projects, and direct mentorship from institutional leaders, fellows learn to combine their scientific training with business competencies to develop the skills needed to be effective university administrators. Fellows engage in innovative initiatives that aid in building business and operational competencies while at the same time advancing biomedical research at the University of Michigan. As a first-in-class program, this fellowship aims to be a framework for the next generation of scientists to effectively transition from the laboratory into leaders and to excel at a new way of driving scientific discovery.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Describe a framework for implementing a program to develop academic research administrators at your institution.
  2. List key learning objectives and competencies of an academic research administration professional development program.
Knowledge Level: Intermediate

Individual Registration:
Member Price: $99
Chapter/Non-Member Price: $165