Tuesday Afternoon Learning Opps

Leverage a New Breed of Research Analytics to Optimize Funding and Improve Returns

  • Tuesday, August 01
  • 01:45 PM - 03:00 PM
  • Minneapolis Conv Ctr
  • 102D
  • MS


Theo Bosnak

Senior Director, NA Institutional Markets

Digital Science

Oak Hill, Virginia

Michael Gower

Executive Vice President for Finance and Administration & Treasurer

Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey

New Brunswick, New Jersey

Lynne Schaefer

Vice President for Finance & Administration

University of Maryland - Baltimore County

Baltimore, Maryland

Joanne Yestramski

Senior Vice Chancellor Finance, Operations & Strategic Planning

UMass Lowell

Lowell, Massachusetts


Finance leaders in research organizations are continually challenged to understand two critical dimensions of their research portfolio. First, they need analytics to determine whether their institution is receiving its fair share of funding compared to peers. Second, they need analytics to understand which research investments in talent and infrastructure will best position the institution to acquire funding dollars in the future. In this session, a research funding analysis expert will join university finance leaders for a discussion of the challenges and opportunities related to this new breed of research analytics.

Learning Objectives

  • Understand the role that analytics play in managing research initiatives.
  • Hear lessons learned by institutions that have successfully managed research funding.