Bold Challenges Events and Workshops

Bold Challenge events and workshops focus on building skills, knowledge, and capacity so that U-M can strengthen the deep bench of diverse faculty ready to apply when big opportunities arise.

Events support researchers with varying levels of experience and awareness of requests for proposals. Events convey information about how to form strong teams that design and deliver proposals that are highly competitive for large-scale external funding opportunities.


Offerings include:

Group- and topic-based in-person workshops proposed “pollination events”) through a number of channels (strategic areas, school input, forecasting, crowdsourcing, etc) build awareness and start people on the journey of learning about what large-scale research is all about.

Skill-building workshops (Broader Impacts 101, Team Science 101) help future PIs get acquainted with key parts of their journeys and answer questions like:

  • How to build equitable teams so that faculty from underrepresented groups are not penalized for participating?
  • What are funders looking for?
  • How can we better partner with other organizations (e.g., community organizations, minority-serving institutions, etc)?