Relief Funding

relief funding relief funding
The OVPRS is providing a one-time relief funding opportunity for ongoing research and scholarship.

This funding is intended to:

  • Cover costs related to research/scholarship (e.g., paying graduate assistants to travel to study sites)
  • Transition data collection efforts to a different modality and/or exploring new research/scholarly methodologies
  • Collect limited pilot data which would support an application to an extramural funding agency
*This list is not exhaustive and is not intended to provide examples of the types of support potentially provided via this funding mechanism.

Award Amount and Allowability

Up to $10,000 in funds can be requested for direct research and scholarly expenses incurred during the award period. Funds cannot be used to pay for faculty salary.

Allowable expenses may include:

  • Purchase of supplies and other direct research costs, such as travel (when allowed and subject to University of Miami travel guidelines), creative materials, access to archives, data collection, participant or stakeholder incentives, software, web designers, and rent for performance space
  • Utilization of University-based cores and other support services
  • Compensation for undergraduate and graduate students
  • External research/scholarship support services (with justification)


All full-time University Faculty (i.e., regular, research, librarian, and educator faculty) are eligible to apply. Adjunct and instructor faculty are not eligible for this award.

Application Deadline: Open call (applications accepted at any point throughout the year; awards based on availability of funds).

Award Timeline: Awardees will have one year (12 months) from award notification to use the funds.

Additional Information

  • For additional information, please see the RFA.
  • Proposals should be submitted via InfoReady.

Frequently Asked Questions 

To access the Frequently Asked Questions, please click here >>.


For questions about this funding opportunity, and/or about applying in the InfoReady system, contact Eva Olivares.