See upcoming OARS-sponsored programs, deadlines, and other events of interest to Miami's researchers here.
As of August 1, 2015, Miami University will no longer subscribe to ProQuest's funding opportunity database, Pivot, and will instead subscribe to a similar product from InfoEd called SPIN Global Suite.
The switch will provide Miami's faculty, staff, and students with a substantially similar service at a savings of nearly $14,000 over the next two years.
Our subscription to the SPIN Global Suite began July 1, so it is currently available to the Miami University community at http://infoedglobal.com. (Click on SPIN next to "CLIENT LOGIN TO:" at the very top of the page.) Please consider bookmarking this site for easy access in the future.
The deadline for eligible faculty to submit an application for a CFR Faculty Research Grant is 5:00pm on Friday, October 16, 2015. The deadline to submit a nomination for a CFR Distinguished Scholar or Junior Faculty Scholar Award is 5:00pm on Monday, March 7, 2016. Applications for the CFR PREP Program are accepted any time.
The Summer Stipends Program at the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) provides $6,000 for individuals to spend two consecutive months of full-time advanced research and writing that is of value to scholars and general audiences in the humanities. Miami University is eligible to nominate two full-time faculty for the program. To provide time for the internal review and the electronic submission process prior to NEH's October 1, 2015 submission deadline, the internal deadline for proposals is 5:00 p.m., Monday, August 24, 2015. Read more.
OARS has been alerted by IT Services that some users installing the Firefox browser (which is recommended for use with our eSPA system) have become infected with malware when they have inadvertently downloaded software from a non-Mozilla website. We have been advised to instruct Mac users to download Firefox from Miami's Self Service portal and to instruct Windows 7 and 8 users to install Firefox from the Miami Application Catalog. Further, IT Services recommends that anyone who needs to use an outdated version of Java or an outdated version of a browser (as is necessary for some applications) should use a remote app portal for Windows or Mac instead of declining to install updated software, a practice that can leave computers vulnerable to ransomware, malware, and viruses.
On January 1, 2015, Miami University began using a new online system to manage routing and submission of external funding proposals. All faculty and staff are required to use the new eSPA (electronic sponsored program administration) for all external funding proposals. (Read more about eSPA here.)
If you are involved in submitting proposals for external funding, we strongly encourage you to attend one or more training sessions. Each 90-minute session provides an overview of the online system and walks through the steps involved in creating a proposal record, building a proposal, routing a proposal for approvals and monitoring proposal and award activity.
See the events calendar for details and registration.