See upcoming OARS-sponsored programs, deadlines, and other events of interest to Miami's researchers here.
OARS is currently evaluating InfoEd's SPIN Global Suite as a replacement for our current funding opportunity database, ProQuest Pivot. We have secured a 30-day trial from the vendor for the purposes of evaluating the service. The trial runs now through June 16. We invite you to use SPIN during this period and to provide us with your feedback, which will help inform our decision about whether to implement SPIN in place of Pivot.
To access SPIN:
- While on any of Miami's Ohio campuses between May 18 and June 16, visit http://infoedglobal.com/
- Click on the SPIN link next to "CLIENT LOGIN TO" at the top of the page.
- Type a keyword or keywords into the search box to search for funding opportunities. For a more targeted search, you can use the "Search" and "Preferences" menus. For assistance using more advanced features of SPIN, please consult these training videos.
Once you've used SPIN, please provide us with your feedback by completing the brief survey here.
The Air Force Research Laboratory at Wright Patterson Air Force Base in Dayton, Ohio, is bringing a leadership team from the Air Force Office of Scientific Research (AFOSR) to visit Ohio during the first week of June. The purpose of the visit is to inform the academic community about the programs AFOSR manages and the opportunity for grants and research-related collaboration. They would like to meet with deans, researchers, and associated faculty to brief their portfolios.
AFOSR will conduct three sessions across the state. Dates and locations are below.
- Dayton (Sinclair Community College) on June 2
- Columbus (The Ohio State University) on June 3
- Cleveland (Lorain County Community College) on June 5
This is an open meeting for the academic community, with availability for approximately 100 attendees at each location. Registration is first-come, first served. Below is a registration link for each location:
You may refer to this website for background information about AFOSR.
OARS has been alerted by IT Services that some users installing the Firefox browser (which is recommended for use with our eSPA system) have become infected with malware when they have inadvertently downloaded software from a non-Mozilla website. We have been advised to instruct Mac users to download Firefox from Miami's Self Service portal and to instruct Windows 7 and 8 users to install Firefox from the Miami Application Catalog. Further, IT Services recommends that anyone who needs to use an outdated version of Java or an outdated version of a browser (as is necessary for some applications) should use a remote app portal for Windows or Mac instead of declining to install updated software, a practice that can leave computers vulnerable to ransomware, malware, and viruses.
On January 1, 2015, Miami University began using a new online system to manage routing and submission of external funding proposals. All faculty and staff are required to use the new eSPA (electronic sponsored program administration) for all external funding proposals. (Read more about eSPA here.)
If you are involved in submitting proposals for external funding, we strongly encourage you to attend one or more training sessions. Each 90-minute session provides an overview of the online system and walks through the steps involved in creating a proposal record, building a proposal, routing a proposal for approvals and monitoring proposal and award activity.
See the events calendar for details and registration.