Faculty Research Incentive Plan (FRIP)

The Faculty Research Incentive Plan (FRIP) provides incentives for obtaining external research funding, patents and certain faculty awards which furthers FIU efforts to achieve BOG Emerging Preeminence and Preeminence designation, as well as maintain the already achieved Carnegie Research 1 designation.  This is paid in full or in part as a bonus and/or transferred to the faculty member’s FRIP account to support research at faculty discretion unless expressly specified in program components.

FRIP components paid annually in October based on prior fiscal year

  1. Bonus/Research Account Based on Grants
    • Principal Investigators (PIs) will receive 5% of the F&A produced by their grants. PIs can decide to share the F&A component of the bonus with the Co-Is in the respective grants
    • Faculty will receive 10% of the salary savings amount produced by effort charged* to externally funded grants

    *Academic year effort for faculty with 9-month assignments and calendar year effort for faculty with 12-month assignments

  2. Bonus/Research Account for Assistant Professors Obtaining Grants

    • Assistant Professors receiving grants as PI in the amounts of $30,000 to $75,000 in a given fiscal year will receive a one-time payment of $3,500 for the first grant
  3. BOG Recognized High Value Faculty Awards and Fellowships**
    • Faculty members receiving one of the designated BOG Recognized High Value Faculty Awards will receive a one-time payment of $2,000 upon initial receipt of the award/fellowship

    **Includes only American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS) Fellows, Beckman Young Investigators, Burroughs Wellcome Fund Career Awards, Cottrell Scholars, Fulbright American Scholars, Getty Scholars in Residence, Guggenheim Fellows, Howard Hughes Medical Institute Investigators, Lasker Medical Research Awards, MacArthur Foundation Fellows, Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Distinguished Achievement Awards, National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) Fellows, National Humanities Center Fellows, National Institutes of Health (NIH) MERIT, National Medal of Science and National Medal of Technology, NSF CAREER awards (excluding those who are also PECASE winners), Newberry Library Long‐term Fellows, Pew Scholars in Biomedicine, Presidential Early Career Awards for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE), Robert Wood Johnson Policy Fellows, Searle Scholars, Sloan Research Fellows, and Woodrow Wilson Fellows

FRIP components paid annually in February based on prior calendar year

  1. Patenting Incentives (paid out as bonus only)

    • For each patent disclosure FIU submits during the calendar year to the USPTO for a non-provisional patent, the inventor group will share equally $700
    • For each FIU patent received from the USPTO during the calendar year, the inventor group will share equally $2,000

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For more information, please contact Tonja.Moore@fiu.edu or call 305-348-3049.