High Value Faculty Awards and Fellowships

High Value Faculty Awards and Fellowships are those 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.  Faculty members who receive one of the awards recognized as high value by the BOG are eligible for one-time recognition of their accomplishment through the Faculty Research Incentive Program (FRIP).

What awards and fellowships have been designated High Value and eligible for the FRIP?

The following list identifies all programs identified as high value by the BOG and contains links to their websites.  It is important to note that faculty must check eligibility to apply, as FIU is not an eligible applicant for all programs identified as high value by the BOG.

High Value Awards and Fellowships Recognized by the BOG and Eligible for FRIP

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:  Note that competition is closed until 2020.

Lasker Medical Research Awards

MacArthur Foundation Fellows

National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) Fellows

National Humanities Center Fellows

National Institutes of Health (NIH) MERIT

National Medal of Science

National Medal of Technology and Innovation

NSF CAREER Awards (excluding those who are also PECASE winners)

Newberry Library Long‐term Fellows

Pew Biomedical Scholars

Presidential Early Career Awards for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE)

Robert Wood Johnson Policy Fellows

Searle Scholars:  Note that FIU is not yet an eligible applicant institution

Sloan Research Fellows

Woodrow Wilson Fellows

Are all awards and fellowships funded by the identified agencies recognized as high value by the BOG and eligible for FRIP?

No. Only the specified grant programs are eligible for FRIP. For example, an NSF CAREER Award is the only NSF grant program that is recognized as High Value and eligible for FRIP; no other NSF grant programs are designated High Value. A grant from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) does not qualify, but a fellowship from RWJF’s health policy program does.

How do I apply for a High Value Award?

The procedure for applying for a High Value Faculty Award or Fellowship is the same as applying for a grant.  In order to qualify for FRIP, all faculty members who intend to apply for a High Value Faculty Award or Fellowship must complete an Electronic Proposal Routing Approval Form (ePRAF).  All applications must be submitted to ORED’s Pre-Award Unit at least five business days prior to agency deadlines.  It is important to note that ePRAF routing is mandatory for High Value Awards and Fellowships:  One-time incentives will not be distributed for High Value Awards and Fellowships that were not routed through the Electronic Proposal Routing Approval process.

Need Assistance?

Please contact Maureen Pelham from Research Development within the Office of Research and Economic Development.