Faculty

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FACULTY GRANT RECIPIENT
Eduardo Elena

UMIA funding programs for faculty are intended to encourage interdisciplinary research on the Americas, including Latin America, the Caribbean, immigrant populations of and in the region, and Miami as a hemispheric hub. Any full-time faculty member may apply. Competitive programs will be reviewed and ranked by at least three faculty members from different fields. Awardees will be notified in February 15, 2019.

Funds normally must be spent before February 15, 2020, although projects that show demonstrated advances may request an extension of up to eight months. Funds are available immediately after award. Documentation requirements must follow university guidelines. A two-page report summarizing outcomes is required at the end of the funding period. Grantees are also invited to present their work in the institute's Research Lunch Series.

Please note, in order to broadly support faculty working on regional issues, faculty are eligible to receive funds in one category only and any researcher who has received awards for the last two consecutive years must sit out this competition. For working groups, that means a faculty member may not be a principle investigator or lead convener, but may be a group member.

The 2019 cycle includes the following programs.

Interdisciplinary Working Groups and Individual Seed Grants

Please send your application in a single file PDF to MIA@miami.edu by the deadline listed, noting the category in which you are applying.

Deadline: Feb 1, 2019

The purpose of these grants is to assist faculty to establish or continue interdisciplinary collaboration for potentially self-sustained, longer-term projects. Funding is commensurate to the proposed activities and outcomes of the group. Groups that establish a strong track record in the first year of funding will be given priority consideration in future calls, where appropriate. Proposals that bring wide interdisciplinary or transdisciplinary approaches to bear on important problems or questions are especially encouraged. Funds may be used for any justified expense except researcher salary.

 

Inter-Disciplinary Research Groups

Funding leading to research publications and/or grant applications may apply for up to $10,000. Priority will be given to projects leading to publication in top-tier journals or publishing houses, which show promise of future external funding, and which are likely to reach important milestones during the grant period. Groups must have at least three members from two different academic units. Groups with members from different schools or colleges are especially encouraged. Please include a description of the project including: objectives, intellectual merit, contributions, research questions and methodology, intended publication outcomes and possible sources of future funding. A time-line with monthly outcomes, line-item budget and two-page CVs for group members should also be included. Previous grantees must list accomplishments based on previous awards. The application excluding the CVs, budget and accomplishments if applicable should not exceed 1500 words. Groups that receive funding will be asked to present their work-in-progress at UMIA in the fall 2019. The ability to complete the work following the submitted timeline will be considered during judging.

Individual Grants

Seed grants for individual faculty who have not received current year funding for the same project from other UM sources are intended to promote initial development of medium- and long-term research initiatives. They may fund pilot data collection and analysis, scouting trips to archives, initial outputs such as a summary article or book prospectus, or other justified aspects of project development. Individuals may request up to $2500. Please include a description of the project including: objectives, intellectual merit, contributions, research questions and methodology, intended outcomes and possible sources of future funding. A time-line with monthly outcomes, line-item budget and two-page CV should also be included. Previous grantees must list accomplishments based on previous awards. The application excluding the CV, budget and accomplishments where applicable should not exceed 1500 words.

Manuscript Workshops

UMIA will host up to two workshops for advanced book-length manuscripts on topics related to Latin America, the Caribbean or/and hemispheric Miami during the Spring 2019 to Fall 2019 academic semesters. The workshops will bring three senior scholars in the field, two of whom are external to UM, to intensely review, comment upon and discuss the manuscript. Faculty close to promotion will be given special consideration, but any full-time faculty member may apply. Manuscripts that have not already been accepted for publication will receive priority. Workshop participants are selected by the UM faculty member and will receive a $500 stipend in return for a commitment to read and comment on the manuscript. External scholars’ travel expenses are paid and a workshop meal for participants will be provided.

To apply, please submit your CV and a letter including the following components in approximately 500-750 words: Summarize the project; describe how close you are to completion and provide a timeline; describe your plans for publishing the manuscript; provide names of three participants (two external, one internal to UM) and two external alternates, including their institutions and one sentence about their relevant credentials; indicate the month you wish to hold the workshop considering the manuscript should be mailed to participants approximately one month prior.

Research Lunches

Apply anytime

Do you want to share your research and receive feedback from faculty and graduate students across disciplines? UMIA would like to host these discussions at Pick Hall and will provide the promotion. These opportunities are on a first come-first served basis.

CLICK HERE TO APPLY TO RESEARCH LUNCHES  

Event Co-Sponsorships

UMIA can provide limited funding support for events related to the Americas that are organized elsewhere at UM. Please apply through the UMIA website four weeks prior to the event. Funding is on a first-come, first served basis.

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