See upcoming OARS-sponsored programs, deadlines, and other events of interest to Miami's researchers here.
The National Science Foundation’s Major Research Instrumentation (MRI) program assists in the acquisition or development of major research instrumentation. As an institution, Miami can submit up to three MRI proposals (at least one of which must be for instrument development) on which we are the lead or partner institution. In order to facilitate the selection of our submissions to NSF, we have set a deadline of October 25, 2014 to receive preliminary MRI proposals for internal review. Anyone interested in submitting an NSF MRI application must provide a preliminary proposal regardless of whether they were selected to prepare an institutional submission in a previous year. Read more (PDF 285KB)
OARS offers a series of brown-bag workshops on navigating the NSF proposal process. Workshops will be held select Tuesdays from noon to 1:00pm in Pearson 208. See the events calendar for details.
GRFP provides fellowships to individuals selected early in their graduate careers based on their demonstrated potential for significant achievements in science and engineering. Three years of support is provided by the program for graduate study in science or engineering and leads to a research-based master's or doctoral degree. The NSF expects to award 2,000 Graduate Research Fellowships under this program solicitation pending availability of funds. The application period is open through late October and early November, depending on program. Contact Director of Proposal Development, Tricia Callahan, (9-1795) with questions.
On January 1, 2015, Miami University will begin using an electronic sponsored programs administration (eSPA) system to help manage research administration and electronic submission of proposals. Read more here.