Research Grants

CADS invites research proposals from Tenure/Tenure Track Faculty members for its 2018 Research Fellowships. The fellowships provide support for Miami's faculty on projects broadly related to the area of analytics and data science. CADS will fund one proposal up to $25,000 for one year in duration.

Topics should address problems, challenges, or questions that emerge in response to larger, more diverse, higher volume data. Multidisciplinary proposals featuring researchers from different academic divisions are strongly encouraged, with a minimum expectation of researchers representing different academic departments. Proposals comprised only of researchers from within a single academic department will not be considered.


CADS Research Fellowships are open to Miami University Tenure/Tenure Track Faculty members in all disciplines. The strongest proposals will include multiple faculty members from different academic divisions and/or departments. The expected outcomes of the project should be sufficient to warrant the funding requested.


The purpose of the CADS Fellowship program is to encourage new research in analytics and/or data science that is likely to result in external funding or publication(s) in respected scholarly journals. Multidisciplinary proposals are required. Examples of the possible uses of funding include faculty summer salary, travel, equipment, and graduate support of new research initiatives

Expectations for Recipients

CADS Research Fellows are expected to dedicate effort towards the research projects that is commensurate with the funding request, provide quarterly reports regarding their progress, and provide report documenting the outcomes that resulted from the funding. The award will be given June 1, 2018 with quarterly reports documenting the work and outcomes that have resulted from the funding due each quarter following the receipt of the grant.

It is expected that the research funded by CADS will result in at least one publication in a peer reviewed scholarly journal which will cite the support of Miami University’s Center for Analytics and Data Science. Grant recipients will also be expected to submit a follow-up competitive funding proposal. CADS will help facilitate this process for researchers unfamiliar with the grant-writing process. CADS should be notified of the publication of the article and the submission of the grant.

Application Process

Your application should include the following:

  • A cover letter indicating all sources of external funding for 2018
  • A 3-page research proposal using the attached template

Submit your application in a single pdf file by March 30, 2018 to Dr. Allison Jones-Farmer. Award selection will be made by a committee of faculty from Miami’s Farmer School of Business, College of Arts and Science, and College of Engineering and Computing. Proposals will be evaluated based on their relevance to the mission of CADS, significance, innovation, collaboration, methods, and likelihood of success.

Notifications will be made by mid-April.