Through its Research Development Unit, FIU’s Office of Research and Economic Development (ORED) has numerous tools available to assist faculty in the arts, humanities, and social sciences in the preparation of grant proposals. For example, the ORED website contains boilerplate text on FIU and features links to valuable grant writing resource materials. In addition, to guide preparation of competitive proposals, many FIU faculty members generously agree to share copies of their funded proposals.
ORED offers several mechanisms to improve the quality of grant proposals prior to submission. For example, with advance notice, ORED will provide proofreading and editorial services for general grantsmanship. It will attempt to secure reviews from FIU faculty members with content expertise and/or track records of funding from specific agencies. If you wish to learn more about research development services available to faculty in the arts and humanities or have any questions in advance of preparing a proposal for submission to an external funding agency, please contact Maureen Pelham, Director of Research Development.
In collaboration with the Office of the Provost, the Office of Research and Economic Development identifies external funding sources that support scholarship, research, and training in the arts, humanities, and social sciences and assists with the submission of applications.
Where can I find information on external funding sources in the arts, humanities, and social sciences?
Federal and nonfederal funding sources for the arts, humanities, and social sciences are posted here. Be sure to check this website often, as new programs are added as information becomes available. While every attempt is made to ensure that the list is comprehensive and accurate, faculty may learn of funding opportunities that do not appear below. If you are interested in an opportunity that is not listed on our site, please contact Maureen Pelham, Director, Research Development.
Asterisks that appear by a subset of the funding opportunities denote High Vale Faculty Awards and Fellowships recognized as particularly prestigious by the Association of American Universities (AAU), the Top American Research Universities (TARU)/ Center for Measuring University Performance (CMUP), and the Florida Board of Governors (BOG). These awards enhance the university’s reputation, influence the university’s rankings, and contribute to the BOG’s evaluation of FIU on key performance indicators. Effective immediately, the Office of the Provost and the Office of Research and Economic Development will track all submissions for faculty awards and fellowships.
What is the procedure for applying for a faculty award or fellowship?
The procedure for applying for a faculty award or fellowship is now the same as applying for a grant. All faculty members who intend to apply for a faculty award or fellowship must complete an Electronic Proposal Routing Approval Form (ePRAF). As part of the ePRAF process, please note that applicants for faculty awards or fellowships must check “yes” to Question #28 (“Is this application for a faculty award or fellowship?”) on the ePRAF and attach a completed Notice of Intent to Apply for Faculty Award/ Fellowship, which requires the signatures of the department chair and the college dean. All applications must be submitted to ORED’s Pre-Award Unit at least five business days prior to agency deadlines.
If you need assistance with development of your application or have prepared a draft of your application and would like someone to review content and/or proofread, please contact Maureen Pelham from Research Development within the Office of Research and Economic Development.
If you need assistance with filling out the Electronic Proposal Routing and Approval Form(ePRAF), developing budgets, filling out agency forms, uploading attachments and assistance with electronic routing of proposals, click here.
If your ePRAF has been received by the Office of Research and Economic Development and is ready for submission to the sponsor, please contact Ludmilla Etienne in the Office of Pre-Award for additional information.
For any other questions about faculty awards and fellowships, please contact Maureen Pelham from Research Development within the Office of Research and Economic Development.