Two programs provide incentives directly to Miami University faculty and staff who are eligible to participate as principal investigators (PIs) on externally funded grants and contracts.
Currently in the second year of a three-year pilot, the External Proposal Submission Incentive (EPSI) program awards up to $1000 in professional expense funds to PIs who meet internal deadlines. The amount awarded depends on the number of submissions and the amount of direct and indirect (F&A) costs requested in proposal budgets. Details are available here.
The Indirect Cost Recovery Distribution to Principal Investigators program awards 5% of F&A costs to the PI to use for professional expenses. Details are available here.