Roger Wareham

 Number of Years in Research Administration: 18

Institutions:  University of Wisconsin - Green Bay, University of West Georgia, University of Minnesota, Morris; National Science Foundation, University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire


Roger Wareham was recently named the Director of the Office of Grants and Research at the University of Wisconsin - Green Bay.


Prior to starting at the University of Wisconsin - Green Bay, Roger was the executive director of Research and Sponsored Projects at the University of West Georgia (UWG), where he worked with faculty, staff and administrators in seeking external funds and managing support for scholarly, creative and institutional initiatives. 


Before that, he was the director of the Grants Development Office at the University of Minnesota, Morris (UMM), a public liberal arts college that is part of the University of Minnesota System. This full-service sponsored programs office, assists faculty, staff and administrators in the pursuit and management of external grants as well as internal opportunities that are available to all campuses of the University of Minnesota system.


As UMM’s grant administrator, Roger reviewed, approved and submitted all proposals on behalf of the Regents of the University of Minnesota as well as negotiated all grant agreements and contracts and sets up all grant accounts. He worked with principal investigators and administrators to ensure that financial management of awards were on track and that the University adhered to all contractual agreements. He also took the lead in developing and providing research support services for the campus including developing and coordinating the annual Celebration of Scholarly Accomplishments, the Faculty Research Enhancement Fund, the Faculty Time Release Grant program, and the UMM Report on External Professional Activities process.


Prior to his time at UMM, Roger served a similar capacity at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire. Additionally, among other duties, he worked with campus administrators, including the Provost, to develop and review policies regarding grants management, He served as liaison to both the Institutional Review Board (IRB) and Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC), and worked with the Assistant Vice Chancellor for Research, Executive Director of UWEC Foundation and others as appropriate to develop and present informational programming regarding various topics surrounding gifts and grants at the University.


In 2014-15, Roger served a one-year Intergovernmental Personnel Act (IPA) assignment as a Grant Policy Specialist in the Policy Office at the National Science Foundation, where he worked on a number of special projects. Those included responding to daily questions that came into the Policy Office, assisting with NSF’s Proposal Compliance Validation process and other projects such as helping to staff the process of developing a revised set of Research Terms and Conditions as they apply to research and research-related grants made by several Federal awarding agencies to institutions of higher education and non-profit organizations, as well as developing drafts of Federal Register notices and responses.


Roger has a Master of Fine Arts degree in Arts Administration and a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration.  He has conducted numerous national, regional and local presentations, discussion groups and workshops, and has served NCURA both regionally and nationally. Roger is a graduate of NCURA’s Executive Leadership Program.  

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