Training and Education Programs

SOAR offers comprehensive training and education programs to meet the needs of faculty, staff, postdocs and students involved in the conduct of research at UWM. These programs are structured to provide a better understanding of the requirements, policies and administrative processes that affect the research.

An Overview of Research Administration Services


  • Organizational Structure & Model
  • Pre- and Post-Award Administration
  • Compliance
  • Resources and Contact Information

Proposal Development Services


  • Introduce integrated team approach to grant development and submission
  • Team members
      • Principal Investigator and research team
      • SOAR Pre-Award Services (SOAR)
      • Proposal Development Services (PDS)
      • OSP Pre-Award Services (OSP)
      • Each has a specific role in the grant development process

NSF Career Awards


  • Basics of NSF CAREER Program
  • CAREER Proposal Components
  • Review Process
  • Deciding to Apply for a CAREER Award
  • CAREER Grantsmanship Strategies
  • UWM Proposal Development Services
  • Questions

NIH vs NSF Primary Differences and Proposal Development Strategies

  • Compare NIH and NSF from a biomedical/bioengineering perspective
    • Agency mission and organization
    • Approach to biomedical/bioengineering research
    • Proposal development, submission, and review
  • Provide NSF proposal development strategies
  • Highlight differences in electronic proposal submission systems