The School of Communication Faculty Research Micro-Grant Program offers grants for materials and supplies to tenured, research and professor-in-practice faculty at the associate rank and above, in any field of study. Deadline: Rolling during the academic year (August – May). The SoC Research & Creative Support and Services committee will review applications on a rolling basis and until the funds are depleted.
Criteria Used for Consideration of Support: Research, or creative activity that leads to the production of new knowledge; to increased problem solving capabilities, including design and analysis; to original, critical or historical theory and interpretation; or to the production of original creative work.
Maximum Award is $500. Only one award per faculty member/per semester. Maximum of two awards per faculty member/per academic year. Award must be expensed within the academic semester in which it was awarded.
Specialized software and databases, computer peripherals, and data collection costs
Capital equipment, research equipment, materials and supplies. Note: equipment purchased with micro-grant funding is property of the School.
Student support for research purposes
Payments to individuals for services are allowable, though not eligible as reimbursement.
Business related postal or shipping charges
Magazine or organization subscription/membership
Conference registration fees
Retroactive charges for expenditures incurred prior to the review and approval of the award.
Application form signed that includes:
- Short one-line description of research activity (50 words)
- A short proposal narrative that includes: a clear and concise statement of the nature and objectives of the research activity, written for a multi-disciplinary audience. The first paragraph should summarize why the specific funds are needed for the research and how much is being requested (maximum request is $500). If you are conducting research that requires Institutional Review Board (IRB) approval, be sure to indicate whether your project procedures have been approved.
- A short budget narrative that provides a detailed explanation of each item. When possible, be sure to include the source (vendor) of supplies.
Submit form as one single .PDF to firstname.lastname@example.org
By accepting a micro-grant, you agree to:
Participate in all SoC research events, including but not limited to, the SoC Research Day
Complete all surveys connected to SoC Research
Follow human subjects guidelines. Visit: hsro.med.miami.edu for instructions.
Failure to satisfy these requirements will result in ineligibility for future awards.