Research Administration Services
Research Administration Services ("Research Office") is responsible for all aspects of pre- and post-award research administration of externally sponsored research grants, contracts, and awards. This includes locating funding opportunities, assisting investigators with the preparation and submission of proposal applications, working with sponsors and central units to negotiate contract and award terms, monitoring project budget activity to ensure compliance with University and sponsor policies and guidelines, reviewing and approving sponsored research expenditures, preparing monthly projection reports, and preparing various post-award requests to sponsors (e.g., no-cost extension requests, re-budget requests).
Research Administration Services sponsors a variety of presentations each year on research-related topics, such as grant writing, journal writing, publishing peer review articles, review panels, and workshops highlighting various sponsored research projects.
Michelle M. Hall — Manager
Michelle manages the daily operations of the office. She represents the school on various committees, such as the Research Unit Liaison Team, the Research Associate Deans’ Group, the Small Schools and Colleges Research Administrators’ Group, and the Research Administrators’ Network. She is actively involved in the development of the new eResearch Proposal Management System, serving on the Departmental Advisory Team, and the specially formed eRPM component of the Research Unit Liaison Team. She assists the faculty in all aspects of pre- and post-award research administration of externally sponsored grants, contracts, and awards. She also provides regular reports on sponsored research activity to the school and central administration.
Meredith A. Ingram — Grants and Contracts Specialist
Meredith assists the faculty in all aspects of pre- and post-award research administration of externally sponsored grants, contracts, and awards. She assists the research associate dean with coordinating annual workshops and presentations sponsored by Research Administration Services.
Robert Joseph Taylor — Research Associate Dean
Dr. Taylor oversee the operations of the office. He provides support to faculty in the development and submission of grants, advises faculty on strategies for seeking research funding, reviews faculty and student grant proposals, and provides advice and technical assistance on their conceptual, methodological, and substantive content. He also represents the School on University-wide and interdisciplinary research initiatives; initiates collaborative, interdisciplinary research projects between Social Work faculty and University colleagues from both the academic disciplines and professional schools; provides advice to the University on research policies; provides leadership in the development of policies and priorities for research within the School of Social Work; consults and collaborates on grants that are submitted on behalf of the dean; collaborates with various other administrative offices in the School of Social Work on space allocation, recovery and use of indirect costs, faculty release time based on research activity, and other matters pertaining to the impact of research on the overall functioning of the School of Social Work. He consults and advises relevant parties on issues of human subjects.
Research Process Coordinator
The Research Process Coordinator is responsible for the design and production of the bi-annual Research Newsletter, which is distributed to the U-M School of Social Work as well as all schools of social work around the country. She also designs and produces other publications as directed by the research associate dean (such as Faculty Research and Publications). She assists the manager and research process coordinator with various aspects of pre- and post-award research administration of externally sponsored grants and serves as back-up to these positions during absences.