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Office for the Advancement of Research and Scholarship (OARS)

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102 Roudebush Hall
501 E. High St.
Oxford, OH 45056
phone: 513-529-3600
fax: 513-529-3762
oars@MiamiOH.edu

Associate Provost for Research Jim Oris
Jim Oris, Associate Provost for Research 

Welcome from the Associate Provost for Research

The mission of the Office for the Advancement of Research & Scholarship (OARS) is to encourage, facilitate, and support the Miami University community in all forms of research, education, scholarly, creative, service, and outreach activities.  This website provides information for Miami's researchers and students, as well as for businesses and community members who want to engage with our researchers and their work.

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News and events

See upcoming OARS-sponsored programs, deadlines, and other events of interest to Miami's researchers here.

NSF Division of Undergraduate Education offers webinar on Improving Undergraduate STEM Education (IUSE) program

Webinars will be held Monday, November 3, 1-3pm and Wednesday, November 5, 2-4pm. Participants will have the opportunity to submit written questions to be be answered by NSF/DUE program directors. Read more about IUSE here. Register for one of the webinars here.

eSPA training sessions offered

As previously announced, Miami will be implementing a new online system to manage routing and submission of external funding proposals. All faculty and staff will be required to use the new eSPA (electronic sponsored program administration) beginning January 1, 2015. (Read more about the system here.)

If you are involved in submitting proposals for external funding, we strongly encourage you to attend one or more training sessions, which will be offered beginning October 29 and continuing through the end of fall semester.

Each 90-minute session will provide an overview of the online system and will walk through the steps involved in creating a proposal record, building a proposal, routing the proposal for approvals and monitoring proposal and award activity.

See the events calendar for details and registration.

New F&A rates set

Over the past year, the Controller’s Office at Miami University has been in negotiations with the federal government to determine the rate we must charge external agencies for Facilities and Administrative (F&A) costs (aka, “indirect costs”). Our on-campus F&A rate has been set at 42% since 2003. During the course of the negotiations, it was determined that our actual F&A cost is approximately 56%. However, we proposed to keep the increase in F&A very modest. In addition, we were able to negotiate separate rates for Organized Research (44.5%), Sponsored Instruction (44.0%), and Other Sponsored Activities (39%).

These rates are effective beginning September 1, 2014. Awards received beginning in September and all proposal submissions going forward will be required to use the new rates. Please be assured that OARS is committed to making sure that this change will not affect the amount of direct costs budgeted in any grant that was submitted or awarded prior to this notice. We will notify and will work closely with all affected investigators and their funding agencies to handle this issue.

Read the full memo (PDF 33KB) issued by Jim Oris, Associate Provost of Research.

NIH Center for Scientific Review hosts four "Meet the Experts in NIH Peer Review" webinars

CSR designed these webinars to give new NIH grant applicants and others useful insights into the submission and review processes. Register for the following webinars by October 28.

AREA (R15) grants: November 4, 2-4pm. You can join OARS staff and university colleagues for a local viewing and discussion in 127 Upham (please register here).

Fellowship awards: November 5, 2-4pm. You can join OARS staff and university colleagues for a local viewing and discussion in 163 Engineering (please register here).

Small business grants (SBIR/STTR): November 7, 2-4pm

R01 grants: November 10, 2-4pm

OARS offers fall workshop series

OARS offers a series of brown-bag workshops on navigating the NSF proposal process.  Workshops will be held select Tuesdays from noon to 1:00pm in Pearson 208.  See the events calendar for details.

NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program application period open

GRFP provides fellowships to individuals selected early in their graduate careers based on their demonstrated potential for significant achievements in science and engineering. Three years of support is provided by the program for graduate study in science or engineering and leads to a research-based master's or doctoral degree. The NSF expects to award 2,000 Graduate Research Fellowships under this program solicitation pending availability of funds.  The application period is open through late October and early November, depending on program.  Contact Director of Proposal Development, Tricia Callahan, (9-1795) with questions.

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Contact us

102 Roudebush Hall
501 E. High St.
Oxford, OH 45056
phone: 513-529-3600
fax: 513-529-3762
oars@MiamiOH.edu

Locations
Luxembourg
West Chester
Middletown
Hamilton
Oxford
  • Luxembourg
    Luxembourg

    John E. Dolibois European Center, Luxembourg

    One of Miami's oldest continuous study abroad programs, the Miami University John E. Dolibois Center (MUDEC) in Luxembourg offers students the opportunity to enroll in Miami classes taught by European-based and Ohio-based Miami faculty. Students enjoy a unique combination of first-class academics, engagement in the local community, and various faculty-guided and independent travel opportunities.

    Contact and emergency information for the Luxembourg Campus. Starting with general contact info on the left; additional contact and emergency information on the right.

    Château de Differdange
    1, Impasse du Château
    L-4524 Differdange
    Grand Duchy of Luxembourg
    luxembourg@MiamiOH.edu
    MiamiOH.edu/luxembourg

    217-222 MacMillan Hall
    531 E. Spring Street
    Oxford, Ohio 45056, USA

    Directions

    Main Operator: 011-352-582222-1
    Oxford-based Coordinator: 513-529-5050
    Emergency info: MiamiOH.edu/emergency

  • West Chester
    West Chester

    Voice of America Learning Center

    Located midway between Cincinnati and Dayton along I-75, the Voice of America Learning Center (VOALC) offers undergraduate and graduate courses and programs drawn from Miami's Regional and Oxford campuses. Home to Miami's MBA program, the Learning Center provides ready access to graduate programs for area educators and courses leading to the BIS degree for undergraduates.

    Contact and emergency information for the Voice of America Campus. Starting with general contact info on the left; additional contact and emergency information on the right.

    7847 VOA Park Dr.
    (Corner of VOA Park Dr. and Cox Rd.)
    West Chester, OH 45069
     
    voalc@MiamiOH.edu
    MiamiOH.edu/voalc

    Printable Floor Plan
    Directions

    Main Operator: 513-895-8862
    (From Middletown) 513-217-8862
    Emergency info: regionals.MiamiOH.edu/emergency

  • Middletown
    Middletown

    Middletown Regional Campus

    Nestled on 141 acres near I-75, Miami University Middletown offers bachelor's degrees, associate degrees, and beginning coursework for most four-year degrees. Nearby Greentree Health Science Academy immerses Miami's nursing and health information technology students in the health care experience while taking classes.

    Contact and emergency information for the Middletown Campus. Starting with general contact info on the left; additional contact and emergency information on the right.

     4200 N. University Blvd.
    Middletown, OH 45042
    regionalwebmaster@MiamiOH.edu
    regionals.MiamiOH.edu

    Printable Campus Map
    Directions

    Main Operator: 513-727-3200
    (Toll-free) 1-86-MIAMI-MID
    Office of Admission: 513-727-3216
    Campus Status Line: 513-727-3477
    Emergency info: regionals.MiamiOH.edu/emergency

  • Hamilton
    Hamilton

    Hamilton Regional Campus

    A compact, friendly, commuter campus, Miami Hamilton offers bachelor's degrees, associate degrees, and beginning coursework for most four-year degrees. Small class sizes, on-site child care, and flexible scheduling make Miami Hamilton attractive to students at all stages of life and career.

    Contact and emergency information for the Hamilton Campus. Starting with general contact info on the left; additional contact and emergency information on the right.

    1601 University Blvd.
    Hamilton, OH 45011
    regionalwebmaster@MiamiOH.edu
    regionals.MiamiOH.edu

    Printable Campus Map
    Directions

    Main Operator: 513-785-3000
    Office of Admission: 513-785-3111
    Campus Status Line: 513-785-3077
    Emergency info: regionals.MiamiOH.edu/emergency

  • Oxford
    Oxford

    Miami University, Oxford Ohio

    Nationally recognized as one of the most outstanding undergraduate institutions, Miami University is a public university located in Oxford, Ohio. With a student body of 16,000, Miami effectively combines a wide range of strong academic programs with faculty who love to teach and the personal attention ordinarily found only at much smaller institutions.

    Contact and emergency information for the Oxford Campus. Starting with general contact info on the left; additional contact and emergency information on the right.

    501 E. High St.
    Oxford, OH 45056

    Printable Campus Map
    Directions

    Main Operator: 513-529-1809
    Office of Admission: 513-529-2531
    Vine Hotline: 513-529-6400
    Emergency info: MiamiOH.edu/emergency