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Tech Fee proposals due date Sept 20

Requests for Student Technology Fee proposals are due to CAS by September 20, 2021. There will be a virtual information session held on Friday, September 10, 2021, from 9-11 a.m. If you wish to apply to a Tech Fee proposal, please check with Allen so he can be sure these proposals are on college’s radar. For more details, please review the website on Tech Fee guidelines.

CCES Career Center Grants call

To increase real-world projects in the classroom as well as career exploration and student professional development, Miami’s Center for Career Exploration & Success has a restricted account designated for Career Grants available for faculty and staff on the Oxford campus.

Proposals for Spring 2021 opened on September 14, 2020, with priority being given to those that apply by October 30, 2020. For Fall 2020, CCES awarded more than $14K to faculty from 3 academic divisions to fund 5 virtual career-related projects.

Submit Date: Priority will be given to those that apply by October 30, 2020.

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Questions: Should you have additional questions, please contact Dr. Shelby Summers Ballard at summers4@miamioh.edu.

Winter and Spring 2020 PSY Funding Requests

It is time once again for department funding requests, this time for use during Winter and Spring 2020 terms. The deadline for winter-spring consideration is Friday, November 8 at 5 p.m., with determinations being made by November 21. Please use the link below to a Google form to request discretionary funding according to the department Funding Request Guidelines. Please note that requests must be submitted through this form to receive funding consideration. Individual requests made to the Chair will not be considered.

This form is NOT to be used for standard departmental colloquia, travel funding, or salary supplements.


Society for the Teaching of Psychology awards

The Society for the Teaching of Psychology (STP; Division 2 of the American Psychological Association) announces its 2020 program of awards for outstanding teachers of psychology. 

Teaching awards of $1500 and a plaque will be bestowed for outstanding performance in each of six categories: 4-year college or university (Robert S. Daniel Teaching Excellence Award), 2-year college (Wayne Weiten Teaching Excellence Award), high school (Mary Margaret Moffett Memorial Teaching Excellence Award), first 10 years of full-time teaching at any level (Jane S. Halonen Teaching Excellence Award), graduate student (Wilbert J. McKeachie Teaching Excellence Award), and the Adjunct Faculty Teaching Excellence Award. STP encourages applications from colleagues who are from underrepresented groups and have diverse backgrounds and experiences. 

The deadline for submissions is January 15, 2020. For more information on specific criteria, what materials to submit, and guidelines for electronic submission, visit http://teachpsych.org/members/awards/eta.php. For questions, contact Krisztina Jakobsen, Chair of the STP Teaching Excellence Committee (e-mail: teaching-awards@teachpsych.org)

OARS fall networking events

The following comes from Amy Hurley Cooper, Assistant Director of Proposal Development.

Casual networking events: Thursday, September 12, 5-7 pm at Books&Brews and 
Tuesday, November 12, 5-7 pm at Cru Gastro Lounge

In response to feedback from the research community, we’re offering two opportunities for informal networking. There’s no program for these informal get-togethers that set the stage for productive research collaborations — just a chance to meet new colleagues and catch up with old ones. These are no-host events; see the restaurant websites (links above) for menus and pricing. No registration is required.

Second annual research community networking in the club lounge event:
Tuesday, October 29, 5-6:30 pm at Goggin Ice Arena Club LoungeThis event is directed toward new and experienced researchers who have submitted proposals in the past year or received a grant in the last several years as well as new faculty. Invitations will be sent to researchers in the coming weeks. The event is also unscripted with the goal of encouraging new friendships and the exchange of ideas. We invite you to register and stop in any time between 5:00 and 6:30 pm for drinks and hors d’oeuvres.

Proposal writing workshop: Early October through mid-November (exact dates TBD — see below).This hands-on, 6-week workshop will assist faculty in developing a grant proposal for submission to an external funding agency. It is designed to:

  • Help participants identify external funding sources
  • Assist participants in step-by-step proposal development
  • Integrate peer review in the proposal development process
  • Familiarize participants with internal resources for funding, statistics, evaluation, and compliance

To select a weekday and time that work for as many faculty as possible, we’re asking those who are interested to please complete this survey. Once we’ve settled on a day and time we will contact survey respondents with the workshop details.

Tech fee proposals due 23 Sept

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.

For more information visit MiamiOH.edu/techfee or send questions to TechFee@MiamiOH.edu.

Student tech fee

They have just announced the timeline for the next Student Tech Fee cycle, with a deadline of September 23. Although this is well in advance, this may prompt faculty to think of potentially useful acquisitions for the department.

CUR student travel awards

The Psychology Division of the Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR) offers travel awards to students presenting at regional and national conferences. The deadline for the current cycle is April 22, but this is another source for your research assistants to complement department and ORU support. Miami’s institutional membership makes all of our students eligible.

NIH R15 funding prospects

From Jim Oris, OARS:

You may not be aware that NIH recently updated criteria for NIH R15 AREA grants. These grants have always been focused on universities that have a relatively small profile at NIH and have an undergraduate component. The new change gives high priority for research with an undergraduate focus. We predicted that this will allow Miami proposals to be more competitive, and now, based on input from Gary Lorigan (who has served on these panels), it appears that our predictions are correct.

More information can be found here. Both Jim and Gary are willing to consult with faculty interested in pursuing this funding mechanism. I would encourage any of you who are considering options for external funding to take a look at this; the next deadline is June 25.

APA video competition


Make a creative video about psychological science and win $1,000!

It has never been more important to communicate the rigor and impact of psychological science to the public. APA is calling on you to rise to the challenge. Don’t miss this opportunity to share psychological science with the world!

Make a brief — two-minutes or less — video that creatively and accurately explains a concept or finding from psychological science. In April, up to 10 jury prize winners and one audience favorite will be chosen to each receive a prize of $1,000.

Winning videos will be featured on the PsycShorts contest website and will be screened later this summer at APA headquarters in Washington, D.C. and during the APA convention in Chicago.