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).