School of Applied Sciences

The University of Mississippi


Research Incentive Program

SAS Research Poster Printing Stipend (SAS RPS1)

Tenured and tenure track faculty can request printing for one research poster per year. The stipend only applies to posters presenting research outcomes. If more than one faculty are collaborating, the stipend will be coded to the lead presenter unless the application requests otherwise.

The SAS RPS50 (Research Poster Stipend) incentive will pay $50.00 of the total printing cost for one research poster per each tenure track or tenured faculty per year (which begins with July 1, 2015 – June 30, 2016).

In order to start the approval process, you will first need to fill out the application here. Once the application is completed, please submit it to Dr. Teresa Carithers. If the request is approved, a GL transfer of $50 will be initiated. Please note that in order to complete the GL transfer, an invoice must be submitted to Eric Turner, and a PDF of your poster sent to Sarah Sapp.

SAS Research Stipends (SAS RS1000)

Tenure track or tenured faculty can request up to $1000 needed to cover research related expenses needed to collect, analyze, and submit manuscripts to peer-review journals. These requests must provide the title, collaborators, IRB (if applicable), name of journal for submission, details on why funds are needed and a timeline ending in submission of a peer reviewed manuscript.

SAS Research Stipends (SAS RS2000)

Tenure track or tenured faculty can request up to $2000 needed to cover research related expenses needed to collect, analyze, and submit manuscripts to high tier (top 10 for discipline) peer-review journals or complete a pilot needed to submit a follow-up grant submission. These requests must provide the title, collaborators, IRB (if applicable), name of journal for submission, details on why funds are needed and a timeline ending in submission of a peer reviewed manuscript or grant requiring pilot outcomes and potential for generating a ten percent payback to the SAS Research Incentive Program.

School of Applied Sciences Grant Development Course Release Program (SAS GDCRP4000)

The School of Applied Sciences Grant Development Course Release Program offers competitively awarded course releases to tenure track or tenured faculty members in the school. The awardee’s department will be given up to $4,000 to secure a replacement instructor to cover the released course. The number of awards available each year will be based on availability of funds. These one-time course releases are intended to provide faculty with time to prepare a competitive application for external funding to support research and scholarly activity. Ultimately, the goal of the program is to increase the amount of externally funded research activity in the school. Applicants must have identified a specific Request for Proposals (RFP) or other funding opportunity and have a specific proposed project. The application must include Facilities and Administration (F&A) costs (indirects) at a reasonable level that is at least greater than a total of $40,000. The proposed project should be consistent with research and scholarly activities described in the departmental promotion and tenure guidelines. Awardees will receive a single course release to prepare and submit an application for an externally sponsored project by a designated timeline. No funds will be directly provided to the awardee. Faculty who are successfully funded can apply for a second application. Faculty who are not successful can be reconsidered only after receiving funding for a grant that meets these requirements.

SAS Pre-Tenure/Promotion Research Release (SAS PTP8000)

Up to $8,000 can be requested by a department chair for tenure track or tenured faculty to fund course buyouts to complete research/publishing activities in the academic year prior to submission of their dossier for tenure and/or promotion at any rank.

SAS New Faculty Summer Research Stipends (SAS NFSRS6000)

Tenure track faculty within SAS can receive (with the written request of the department chair) a summer research stipend (equivalent to one month salary support/or at least $6,000 during the summer to conduct or publish research. Submission of the summer research agenda is required and must contain at least two deliverables including either peer reviewed manuscript submission and grant applications that have potential to generate Facilities and Administration (F&A) costs (indirects) at a reasonable level that is at least greater than a total of $40,000. This stipend can be re-awarded each summer until the faculty member gains tenure, if requested by, as long as the faculty member has produced the established deliverables within the established timeline.   The stipend cannot be awarded if the faculty member is teaching more than one course from May-August or is already fully grant funded with summer salary support.

SAS Gillespie Distinguished Scholar Award (SAS GDSA18)

 The Gillespie Distinguished Scholar Award is designed to recruit and retain high quality faculty in the school. This award is designed to 1) honor and reward faculty who have made outstanding contributions in the area of scholarly teaching, scholarship, and research 2) identify a core of outstanding scholars who will serve as models to engage, mentor and inspire other faculty and graduate students to become distinguished scholars in their disciplines; 3) foster expanded research within the School of Applied Sciences.

The faculty member(s) selected by the School of Applied Sciences awards committee and approved by the Dean will serve as Distinguished Scholar(s) for a term of two years. Those selected must have a break of one year before becoming eligible to be nominated for a second term.

*$4,500 from Gillespie Endowment and $4,500 match from the Dean’s Resources. ($9,000 X 2 years)

After a two-year, financially supported term, the awardee will continue to hold the title while at Ole Miss.

UM Faculty Research Enhancement Program

(Financial incentives to reward meritorious research based on % of overhead)

The University of Mississippi provides financial incentives to reward meritorious research efforts of faculty and research scientists who obtain external funding in support of their research activities. In addition to rewarding productive researchers, it is the intent of the program to provide a strong incentive for faculty to increase extramural funding.