Research Road Map

As a new researcher at the University of Miami (UM), it is important to become familiar with the research landscape. The includes learning about the institutional culture and resources for research support.  The Research Road Map was developed to assist the UM community to navigate its research enterprise. At the U, each school, college or department is responsible for providing administrative support. This may include providing guidance to find funding, assisting with proposal preparation, and managing the project. For further clarification, please review the Roles and Responsibilities Matrix.

Recent communications from federal agencies have made it clear that there is increased scrutiny from our research sponsors regarding our relationships with foreign entities. As a result, a number of investigators, here and at other universities, have asked for guidelines in this area. We hope the Foreign Engagement Guidelines will help clarify UM’s position on various activities relating to foreign entities. Further information may be obtained from Research Administration, the Office of the Vice Provost for Research, the Office of Faculty Affairs, and the Office of Technology Transfer.

There is a wide range of funding opportunities for UM's researchers within the US federal government, as well as, through foundations, non-profit institutions, local and state government and corporations. This section has links to available funding, including internal awards, through the University of Miami.

When awards are received, they are reviewed and, if necessary, negotiated by Research Administration (RA), to ensure the terms and conditions are acceptable. RA consults with the Principal Investigator (PI), Department, and other administrative offices, such as Technology Transfer Office and General Counsel.  

Congratulations on receiving research funding! These guidelines are designed to assist you efficiently manage your award in compliance with University and sponsor policies and procedures.

During the life of an award there is no substitute for good practicies in tracking and reconciling your transactions. Reconciling transactions on a monthly basis is important to grants management.

Upon account closeout, University of Miami researchers are responsible for submitting final technical and invention statements (if required). Research Administration is responsible for preparing and submitting all financial reports.

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Research Resources

The University of Miami, like many major research universities, maintains a variety of specialized facilities, services, and instrumentation to support the research and education enterprise.

The University of Miami has various systems that assist the research community. Each system is run by various departments and offices throughout the university.



Research must be carried out in compliance with University of Miami policy, federal and state laws, sponsor requirements and the award terms and conditions.