Now is the time to begin creating your proposals for the next round of the Student Technology Fee Competitive Proposal Process (Tech Fee). Proposals are now being accepted through the application portal. The complete schedule for FY20 is available at MiamiOH.edu/TechFee. If you plan to submit a proposal, please be sure to let Allen know before you submit (including your request) because the department may be required to provide matching funds, which could limit the scope of some requests (sorry!)
Since 2009, Miami faculty, staff and students have developed innovative and exciting projects with over $5 million of awarded funds. The projects help students in and out of the classroom through the use of technology.
This will be the second year of a fall proposal period. With that, the deadline to submit proposals for 2019-2020 awards is September 23, 2019.
This year, a total of $525,000 in Tech Fee funding is available. Committee members are looking for innovative or significant ideas that clearly benefit students. The guidelines define significant in two ways: impacting a large number of students or having a deep impact on a smaller number.
Your project may directly relate to academics or may be part of the broader Miami experience, making students’ lives better or more productive. Both graduate and undergraduate-focused proposals are encouraged.
Proposals for the 2019-2020 academic year need to be submitted by Monday, September 23. An open informational meeting and Q&A session will also be held on September 4 from 3:30 – 5:00 pm in Room 162 of the Engineering Building.
Please be aware that all purchases made with Tech Fee funding are subject to relevant University policies. Compliance reviews will include Procurement (per the Purchasing Handbook), an IT Services technical review and an accessibility review (in accordance with Miami’s Accessible Technology Policy).
The Office of Strategic Procurement has asked that individuals involved with preparing proposals, including all software/hardware purchases, consult with Procurement early in the process for contract and vendor management in order to ensure best pricing, terms, and avoid any potential delays.
Proposals may be submitted for Tech Fee review utilizing a single quote for cost estimation and budgeting. Purchase requests upon award will not be processed unless they comply with Section 2.01 or 2.03 of the Purchasing Handbook. Please contact the Office of Strategic Procurement if you have questions.