The conductor and grand pianist are in the foreground of this image of a symphony orchestra.

Apply for CFR PREP program any time

Red hardcover book gutter with sewn pages flipping through the air ready for browsing. The cover has a shiny, plastic texture.

The University Senate Committee on Faculty Research (CFR) invites Miami University’s tenure-eligible and tenured faculty (including librarians holding the M.S.L.S. degree or equivalent) to apply for support from the Publication, Reprint, Exhibition, and Performance (PREP) Costs program. The PREP program provides reimbursement up to $500 for the following:

  • Journal page charges
  • Book publication
  • Article or book chapter reprint costs
  • Exhibition or performance costs
  • Performance or composition costs

Applications to this program may be made at any time.  Reimbursement is limited to $500 per faculty member per academic year.

Before applying for PREP program reimbursement, please read the program guidelines carefully.

Administrative questions about the program may be directed to OARS. Programmatic questions should be directed to Dr. Martin Johnson, 2017-2018 CFR Chair (513-785-3273).

 

About CFR

CFR is charged with supporting and encouraging the development of research and creative activity at Miami University.  In carrying out this charge, the CFR administers programs that support and celebrate faculty research and creative activities. Application to these programs is made through OARS.  Guidelines for all CFR programs — including detailed information, eligibility criteria, and application procedures — are available on the OARS website.


Concert photo by Miami University Photo Services.  Book photo by Horia Varlan via Flickr, used under Creative Commons license.

Road signs representing money ahead. A diamond-shaped, yellow caution sign has a $ printed on it and sits atop a square yellow information sign with the word "MONEY" printed on it.

Deadlines for 2017-2018 internal funding programs announced

An antique clock face. The Roman numerals IX, X, XI, and XII are visible. The hands of the clock indicate the time is 9:53.

University Senate charges the Committee on Faculty Research (CFR) with supporting and encouraging the development of research and creative activity at Miami University. In carrying out this charge, the CFR administers programs that support and celebrate faculty research and creative activities. Application to these programs is made through OARS. The CFR Program Guidelines provide information, eligibility criteria, and application procedures for these programs.

Faculty Research Grants Program

The Faculty Research Grants Program encourages proposals addressing new avenues of research and scholarship either for the investigator or for the institution, initiating new projects and pilot studies, or testing novel or transformative research/creative ideas.

New for 2017-2018: In keeping with broader university-wide diversity and inclusion efforts, a portion of available funds will be reserved for research, scholarship, or creative activities in the areas of social justice, human rights, diversity, and inclusion. Proposals in these areas must address a scholarly question that will lead to testable objectives or measurable outcomes. Regular eligibility criteria and applications procedures, as outlined in the CFR Program Guidelines, apply.

The deadline for applying for the Faculty Research Grants Program is 5:00 p.m. Friday, October 20, 2017. Awards generally are announced in mid-December.

Distinguished Scholar & Junior Faculty Scholar Awards

The Distinguished Scholar and Junior Faculty Scholar Awards programs celebrate the accomplishments of outstanding Miami researchers each year. Exemplary Miami faculty members are nominated by their peers to be recognized for superior research and scholarly activities. The deadline for OARS to receive nominations for the Distinguished Scholar and Junior Faculty Scholar Awards is Friday, March 2, 2018.

Publication, Reprint, Exhibition, & Performance Costs (PREP) Program

In addition to these faculty recognition programs, the CFR oversees the Publication, Reprint, Exhibition, and Performance Costs (PREP) Program, which provides reimbursement for certain costs associated with research and creative activity. PREP applications may be submitted at any time during the year.

The Committee invites you to apply for support from these CFR programs and to nominate colleagues you believe are qualified for the Distinguished Scholar Award. Degree and rank at the date of application shall determine eligibility. The Committee encourages proposals from all disciplines and campuses at Miami University.

Programmatic questions may be directed to Martin Johnson, 2017-2018 CFR Chair (513-785-3273). Administrative questions may be directed to OARS (513-529-3600).


Money ahead image by 401(K) 2012 via Flickr. Antique clock image by Cindy Schultz via Flickr. Both used under Creative Commons license.

The conductor and grand pianist are in the foreground of this image of a symphony orchestra.

Apply for CFR PREP program any time

Red hardcover book gutter with sewn pages flipping through the air ready for browsing. The cover has a shiny, plastic texture.

The University Senate Committee on Faculty Research (CFR) invites Miami University’s tenure-eligible and tenured faculty (including librarians holding the M.S.L.S. degree or equivalent) to apply for support from the Publication, Reprint, Exhibition, and Performance (PREP) Costs program. The PREP program provides reimbursement up to $500 for the following:

  • Journal page charges
  • Book publication
  • Article or book chapter reprint costs
  • Exhibition or performance costs
  • Performance or composition costs

Applications to this program may be made at any time.  Reimbursement is limited to $500 per faculty member per academic year.

Before applying for PREP program reimbursement, please read the program guidelines carefully.

Questions about the program may be directed to OARS or to Dr. Martin Johnson, 2016-2017 CFR Chair (513-785-3273).

About CFR

CFR is charged with supporting and encouraging the development of research and creative activity at Miami University.  In carrying out this charge, the CFR administers programs that support and celebrate faculty research and creative activities. Application to these programs is made through OARS.  Guidelines for all CFR programs — including detailed information, eligibility criteria, and application procedures — are available on the OARS website.


Orchestra photo by Miami University Photo Services.  Book photo by Horia Varlan via Flickr, used under Creative Commons license.

Gold trophies with red ribbons tied to their handles are lined up awaiting distribution at an awards ceremony.

Nominate colleagues for Distinguished/Junior Faculty Scholar Awards through January 20, 2017

 

Four blue ribbons reading "FIRST" hang on a piece of cardboard in the background. In the foreground, a smallish gold trophy and part of a large silver trophy are visible.

The University Senate Committee on Faculty Research (CFR) invites Miami University faculty to nominate tenure-eligible and tenured colleagues (including librarians holding the M.S.L.S. degree or equivalent) for Distinguished Scholar and Junior Faculty Scholar Awards. These annual awards celebrate the accomplishment of outstanding Miami researchers and scholars.

Nomination letters are important in the evaluation process and should include:

  • A perspective on the contribution of the candidate to his/her field that is understandable to the non-specialist,
  • Information on the importance/impact of the candidate’s contribution on the national/international level (also understandable to the non-specialist) and
  • Mention of the nominee’s particularly acclaimed works, professional recognition, honors, and leadership roles.

The deadline for nominations is 5:00pm on Monday, January 20, 2017. This deadline is earlier than the March deadline that was in place in previous years.

Before nominating a deserving colleague, please read the program guidelines carefully.

Questions about the program may be directed to OARS or to Dr. Martin Johnson, 2016-2017 CFR Chair (513-785-3273).

 

About CFR

CFR is charged with supporting and encouraging the development of research and creative activity at Miami University.  In carrying out this charge, the CFR administers programs that support and celebrate faculty research and creative activities. Application to these programs is made through OARS.  Guidelines for all CFR programs — including detailed information, eligibility criteria, and application procedures — are available on the OARS website.


Trophy photo by Snap® via Flickr.  First place ribbons photo by Kevin T. Houle via Flickr.  Both used under Creative Commons license.

The conductor and grand pianist are in the foreground of this image of a symphony orchestra.

Apply for CFR PREP program any time

Red hardcover book gutter with sewn pages flipping through the air ready for browsing. The cover has a shiny, plastic texture.

The University Senate Committee on Faculty Research (CFR) invites Miami University’s tenure-eligible and tenured faculty (including librarians holding the M.S.L.S. degree or equivalent) to apply for support from the Publication, Reprint, Exhibition, and Performance (PREP) Costs program. The PREP program provides reimbursement up to $500 for the following:

  • Journal page charges
  • Book publication
  • Article or book chapter reprint costs
  • Exhibition or performance costs
  • Performance or composition costs

Applications to this program may be made at any time.  Reimbursement is limited to $500 per faculty member per academic year.

Before applying for PREP program reimbursement, please read the program guidelines carefully.

Questions about the program may be directed to OARS or to Dr. Martin Johnson, 2016-2017 CFR Chair (513-785-3273).

 

About CFR

CFR is charged with supporting and encouraging the development of research and creative activity at Miami University.  In carrying out this charge, the CFR administers programs that support and celebrate faculty research and creative activities. Application to these programs is made through OARS.  Guidelines for all CFR programs — including detailed information, eligibility criteria, and application procedures — are available on the OARS website.


Orchestra photo by Miami University Photo Services.  Photo of book by Horia Varlan via Flickr, used under Creative Commons license.

A carrot dangles from a long stick.

External Proposal Submission Incentive (EPSI) program extended indefinitely

A sculpture garden. The word "incentive" appears on a piece of sculpture.

To encourage frequent and timely submission of externally funded grant proposals, the Office for the Advancement of Research and Scholarship (OARS) provides professional expense funding for faculty and staff under the Proposal Submission Incentive (EPSI) Program.

EPSI was initiated as a pilot program in 2013. Over $25,000 has been awarded to proposers who have met the program requirements, and we are pleased to extend this successful program on a year-by-year basis.

Under the EPSI program, faculty and staff who meet internal proposal submission deadlines may earn up to $1,000 per year of professional expense funding, based on the number of submissions and the amount of direct and indirect (F&A) costs requested in the budget.

The following criteria must be met to be eligible for EPSI program rewards:

1. OARS must be notified of the intention to submit a proposal at least ten (10) working days prior to the agency submission deadline. For proposals involving multiple (2 or more) subawards or international collaborations, twenty-five (25) working days advance notice is required.

2. The final, approved eSPA (Cayuse SP) record and final, approved budget for the project must be submitted/released to OARS at least two (2) working days prior to the agency submission deadline.

3. The final proposal must be submitted/released to OARS at least two (2) working days prior to the agency submission deadline.

If all three of the above criteria are met, faculty and staff will be provided professional expense funds, pro-rated according to the size of the budget (direct costs) and the amount of F&A costs requested (see table below).

External proposal sponsor direct costs requested EPSI for
full F&A (44.5%)
EPSI for
off-campus F&A (26%)
EPSI for
F&A less than 26%
>/= $1,000,000 $1,000 $600 $200
$500,000-$999,9999 $700 $400 $150
$250,000-$499,999 $400 $200 $100
$100,000-$249,999 $200 $125 $75
<$100,000 $150 $100 $50

If there are multiple Principal Investigators (PIs), the PIs will split the incentive funding according to the allocation of credit specified in the eSPA (Cayuse SP) record.

The maximum amount of EPSI program funding is $1,000 per person per year. Professional expense funds awarded under this program will be placed into designated accounts managed by the PI(s). With the exception of supplemental pay or summer salary, these funds may be used for professional expenses consistent with university expenditure policies (e.g., professional travel, supplies, conference expenses).


 

The conductor and grand pianist are in the foreground of this image of a symphony orchestra.

Apply for CFR PREP program any time

Red hardcover book gutter with sewn pages flipping through the air ready for browsing. The cover has a shiny, plastic texture.

The University Senate Committee on Faculty Research (CFR) invites Miami University’s tenure-eligible and tenured faculty (including librarians holding the M.S.L.S. degree or equivalent) to apply for support from the Publication, Reprint, Exhibition, and Performance (PREP) Costs program. The PREP program provides reimbursement up to $500 for the following:

  • Journal page charges
  • Book publication
  • Article or book chapter reprint costs
  • Exhibition or performance costs
  • Performance or composition costs

Applications to this program may be made at any time.  Reimbursement is limited to $500 per faculty member per academic year.

Before applying for PREP program reimbursement, please read the program guidelines carefully.

Questions about the program may be directed to OARS or to Dr. Martin Johnson, 2014-2015 CFR Chair (513-785-3273).

 

About CFR

CFR is charged with supporting and encouraging the development of research and creative activity at Miami University.  In carrying out this charge, the CFR administers programs that support and celebrate faculty research and creative activities. Application to these programs is made through OARS.  Guidelines for all CFR programs — including detailed information, eligibility criteria, and application procedures — are available on the OARS website.


Orchestra photo by Miami University Photo Services.  Book photo by Horia Varlan via Flickr, used under Creative Commons license.

Gold trophies with red ribbons tied to their handles are lined up awaiting distribution at an awards ceremony.

Nominate colleagues for Distinguished/Junior Scholar Awards through March 7, 2016

 

Four blue ribbons reading "FIRST" hang on a piece of cardboard in the background. In the foreground, a smallish gold trophy and part of a large silver trophy are visible.

The University Senate Committee on Faculty Research (CFR) invites Miami University faculty to nominate tenure-eligible and tenured colleagues (including librarians holding the M.S.L.S. degree or equivalent) for Distinguished Scholar and Junior Faculty Scholar Awards. These annual awards celebrate the accomplishment of outstanding Miami researchers and scholars.

Nomination letters are important in the evaluation process and should include:

  • A perspective on the contribution of the candidate to his/her field that is understandable to the non-specialist,
  • Information on the importance/impact of the candidate’s contribution on the national/international level (also understandable to the non-specialist) and
  • Mention of the nominee’s particularly acclaimed works, professional recognition, honors, and leadership roles.

The deadline for nominations is 5:00pm on Monday, March 7, 2016.

Before nominating a deserving colleague, please read the program guidelines carefully.

Questions about the program may be directed to OARS or to Dr. Martin Johnson, 2015-2016 CFR Chair (513-785-3273).

 

About CFR

CFR is charged with supporting and encouraging the development of research and creative activity at Miami University.  In carrying out this charge, the CFR administers programs that support and celebrate faculty research and creative activities. Application to these programs is made through OARS.  Guidelines for all CFR programs — including detailed information, eligibility criteria, and application procedures — are available on the OARS website.

Trophy photo by Snap® via Flickr.  First place ribbons photo by Kevin T. Houle via Flickr.  Both used under Creative Commons license.

The conductor and grand pianist are in the foreground of this image of a symphony orchestra.

Apply for CFR PREP program any time

Red hardcover book gutter with sewn pages flipping through the air ready for browsing. The cover has a shiny, plastic texture.

The University Senate Committee on Faculty Research (CFR) invites Miami University’s tenure-eligible and tenured faculty (including librarians holding the M.S.L.S. degree or equivalent) to apply for support from the Publication, Reprint, Exhibition, and Performance (PREP) Costs program. The PREP program provides reimbursement up to $500 for the following:

  • Journal page charges
  • Book publication
  • Article or book chapter reprint costs
  • Exhibition or performance costs
  • Performance or composition costs

Applications to this program may be made at any time.  Reimbursement is limited to $500 per faculty member per academic year.

Before applying for PREP program reimbursement, please read the program guidelines carefully.

Questions about the program may be directed to OARS or to Dr. Martin Johnson, 2015-2016 CFR Chair (513-785-3273).

 

About CFR

CFR is charged with supporting and encouraging the development of research and creative activity at Miami University.  In carrying out this charge, the CFR administers programs that support and celebrate faculty research and creative activities. Application to these programs is made through OARS.  Guidelines for all CFR programs — including detailed information, eligibility criteria, and application procedures — are available on the OARS website.


Symphony orchestra photo by Miami University Photo Services.  Book photo by Horia Varlan via Flickr, used under Creative Commons license.

Road signs representing money ahead. A diamond-shaped, yellow caution sign has a $ printed on it and sits atop a square yellow information sign with the word "MONEY" printed on it.

Deadlines for 2015-2016 internal funding programs announced

An antique clock face. The Roman numerals IX, X, XI, and XII are visible. The hands of the clock indicate the time is 9:53.

University Senate charges the Committee on Faculty Research (CFR) with supporting and encouraging the development of research and creative activity at Miami University. In carrying out this charge, the CFR administers programs that support and celebrate faculty research and creative activities. Application to these programs is made through OARS. The CFR Program Guidelines provide information, eligibility criteria, and application procedures for these programs.


Faculty Research Grants Program

The Faculty Research Grants Program encourages proposals addressing new avenues of research and scholarship either for the investigator or for the institution, initiating new projects and pilot studies, or testing novel or transformative research/creative ideas. The deadline for applying for the Faculty Research Grants Program is 5:00 p.m. Friday, October 16, 2015. Awards generally are announced in early November.

Distinguished Scholar & Junior Faculty Scholar Awards

The Distinguished Scholar and Junior Faculty Scholar Awards programs celebrate the accomplishments of outstanding Miami researchers each year. Exemplary Miami faculty members are nominated by their peers to be recognized for superior research and scholarly activities. The deadline for OARS to receive nominations for the Distinguished Scholar and Junior Faculty Scholar Awards is Monday, March 7, 2016.

Publication, Reprint, Exhibition, & Performance Costs (PREP) Program

In addition to these faculty recognition programs, the CFR oversees the Publication, Reprint, Exhibition, and Performance Costs (PREP) Program, which provides reimbursement for certain costs associated with research and creative activity. PREP applications may be submitted at any time during the year.


Eligibility requirements for the Faculty Research Grants and PREP award programs have been updated for the 2015-2016 academic year. All continuing tenure-eligible or tenured faculty, including librarians holding the M.S.L.S. Degree or equivalent, are eligible to apply for these programs. Degree and rank at the date of application shall determine eligibility. The Committee encourages proposals from all disciplines and campuses at Miami University.

The Committee invites you to apply for support from these CFR programs and to nominate colleagues you believe are qualified for the Distinguished Scholar Award. Questions concerning these programs may be directed to OARS (513-529-3600) or to Martin Johnson, 2015-2016 CFR Chair (513-785-3273).

Money ahead image by 401(K) 2012 via Flickr. Antique clock image by Cindy Schultz via Flickr. Both used under Creative Commons license.