Newsworthy Issue #5 - november 1, 2019

FY20 4C Pilot Awards

Congratulations to PI Ching-Hua Chuan (CIM), and co-PIs Soyoon Kim (COS), Soyeon Ahn (School of Education & Human Development), and Juan Chattah (School of Music). They are the recipients of a 4C Fall '19 Pilot Award at the amount of $4,900 for their Modeling affective states for human-machine communication via consumer-grade EEG headbands.

Visit 4C Pilot Projects to learn about previously funded work.

Spring 4C Pilot Funding applications will be due on April 24, 2020.

2020 Provost's Research Awards (PRAs)

Congratulations to the following SoC faculty for making it to the next round of the 2020 Provost's awards:

  • Jyotika Ramaprasad (JMM) for her proposal: Indian Journalists’ Views in a Time of Uncertainty: Risks, Threats, and Consequences.
  • William Rothman (CIM) for his proposal: The Holiday in His Eye: Stanley Cavell’s Vision of Film and Philosophy.

Visit Provost's Research Awards for a complete list of the 2019 award recipients.

4C Graduate Student Fellows 2019-20

Congratulations to the following students for being named Center Graduate Student Fellows for 2019-20:

  • Huixin Deng, PhD student, School of Communication, Lei Sun, PhD student, School of Education and Human Development for their project: Understanding Chinese international students' perceptions, attitudes, and behavioral intentions toward flu shot on U.S. college campuses. Faculty advisor: Michelle Seelig
  • Bingjing Mao, PhD student, School of Communication, Shiyun Tian, PhD student, School of Communication for their project: Adding hope to alleviate guilt: The effect of mixed emotional appeals on decreasing texting while driving. Faculty advisors: Nick Carcioppolo, Tyler Harrison

SoC Creative Activity and Research Grants

Next Deadline: February, 28, 2020

Please Note the Following Conditions:

  • Only School of Communication full-time faculty members on continuing appointments are eligible to apply for this grant.
  • Applicants must have fulfilled the conditions of the prior award to receive funding for the next award. Thus, no award can be given if the conditions for the prior award have not been fulfilled.

Please Note the Following New (as of 2020) Criteria:

  • Priority will be given to projects whose faculty do not have start-up funds.
  • Faculty may only apply with the same project once.

Save the Dates!

Spring Associate Faculty Luncheon

Wednesday, February 19, 2020 12-1:30pm, Room 1021

2/19/20 -Associate Faculty Luncheon

Spring Junior Faculty Luncheon

Wednesday, February 26, 2020, 12-1:30PM, Room 1021

2/26/20 - Junior Faculty Luncheon

SoC Research Day

Wednesday, March 18, 2020, 12:30-4:00PM, Room 1021

3/18/20 - SoC Research Day

On-Site Writing/Creating Group at 4C

Mondays 1-6pm, Room 1021

Open to all faculty as well as doctoral and MFA students

  • Come together to work individually on research and creative projects.
  • Set aside time to focus without distraction.
  • Feel a sense of intellectual companionship and camaraderie.


Submitting an application for external funding?

All SoC external funding applications have to be submitted to the Office of Research Administration (ORA) by the 4C Senior Administrative Assistant, Greta West.

When possible submit your application at a minimum 3-weeks (15 working days) prior to the application deadline in order for our office to meet the ORA deadlines. A 4-week lead time would be appreciated in order to allow for us to process on time.

Our office will collect all necessary signatures and submit to ORA.

Please make sure you provide the following documents:

  • Complete/Final Application
  • Budget
  • Budget Justification
  • Funding Announcement
  • Guidelines of Award

F&A Waiver Requests must be submitted to ORA at least 15-days prior to the deadline.

Make sure you are up-to-date with your Disclosures (DPS) and Conflict of Interest (COI) training. Links to these services can be found on our website under Research Resources, Post Award.

Use the SoC developed, ORA Grant Submission Generator for more info regarding ORA submission lead time and routing steps.

Need methodological support for your extramural grant proposal?

Get an initial consultation on your grant proposal followed by assignment of the appropriate research methodologist to work closely with you on methodology, including research design, power analysis, data collection, and data analysis. Review and revision of the entire grant proposal will proceed until the PI is ready for grant submission.

Contact: Dr. Soyeon Ahn, Chair, Department of Educational and Psychological Studies, School of Education & Human Development, at s.ahn@miami.edu

Looking for additional Research Tools?

Visit our SoC Research Resources web page.

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