Working with a ROMS Fellow
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Benefit from the development and implementation of a ROMS Fellowship Project uniquely valuable for your unit, with resulting innovations bridging connections to other groups across campus.

Submit a Project Proposal

In addition to benefiting from a Fellowship Project tailored to your department's needs, working with a fellow contributes to the educational mission of the university and can help shape the future of our biomedical research administration workforce. The ROMS Fellowship accelerates and strengthens U-M's motto as Leaders and Best by creating novel and forward-thinking opportunities for Ph.D. graduates, and your department can leverage fellowship participation in your recruiting and marketing efforts.

Types of Opportunities

If you’re interested in working with a fellow, opportunities exist to participate in two general capacities:

  • Elective Rotations: An immersive option that integrates a fellow into one unit, combining shadowing, experiential learning opportunities, and project work. The goal of elective rotations is to allow fellows to focus in a single area and gain a broad understanding of the responsibilities of and activities taking place within a unit. Elective rotations can last anywhere from one week to several months depending on the preferences of both the fellow and the host unit.
  • Impact Project(s): During the second year of the program, fellows begin compiling a portfolio of impact projects across several units or departments. Instead of immersing in a single unit, fellows participate in project work with several groups, ranging anywhere from a couple of months in length to a year.
Example Projects

Projects previous fellows have pursued across various units and interest areas.

Update 5-year strategic plan. (Rogel Cancer Center)

Analyze MM faculty experience and tenure by gender and race. (Research Intelligence and Analytics)

Research strategic planning analysis leading to vision and mission crafting. (Department of OBGYN)

Prototype online portal to improve onboarding for new faculty. (Faculty Development Office)

Benchmark and conduct feasibility assessment for Master's Degree program. (Unit for Laboratory Animal Medicine)

Develop a postdoc leadership and management course. (Office of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies)

Create a workshop to enhance Team Science engagement. (MICHR)

Analyze and refine R01 Boot Camp. (Grant Services and Analysis)

Early program management and strategic guidance for a novel scientific program. (Faculty Leadership)

Operationalize and support a committee of Department Chairs to recruit and retain outstanding faculty. (Administrative Leadership)

Assess and optimize processes related to clinical trials activation. (Clinical Trials Support Office and Calendar Review and Analysis Office)

Develop workflows for launching clinical trials during COVID-19 and creating a COVID-19 biorepository. (Clinical Trials Support Office and Central Biorepository)

Create utilization and performance dashboard for services. (Data Office)

Support faculty-industry partnerships with the Business Development team. (Fast Forward Medical Innovation)

Evaluate and create business cases for several core facilities. (Biomedical Research Core Facilities)

Submitting a Project Proposal

Units or departments can CLICK HERE to submit ideas for a project. Proposals are accepted on a rolling basis. After reviewing proposals, fellows will work with units of interest to further define scope and timing of projects.

The UMMS Office of Research can work with each host unit to meet the following expectations for participation in the program:

  • Designate a mentor to interact with the fellow and report to the UMMS Office of Research.
  • Identify a project and/or desired objectives appropriate for a Ph.D. trained fellow.
  • Report progress throughout the rotation or project.
  • At conclusion, evaluate the fellow’s performance based on the outlined objectives.
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Ann Arbor, MI 48109-2800