Friday, 06 June 2014 14:51

The Books of Summer

Do you need some reading materials for your vacation? The faculty of the Department of English have you covered.
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What's the fastest thing you can imagine? How about the smallest?

Well never mind, because there really is no way to wrap your head around what's going on in David Hilton's laser lab in the UAB Department of Physics.
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Diamonds may sparkle on the hand, but they really shine under pressure. Diamond’s durability — it is the hardest naturally occurring mineral — and its superior mechanical and thermal properties, make it ideal for tough industrial jobs, such as heavy grinding and fine cutting.
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Thursday, 22 May 2014 13:54

Education Anywhere

Online Courses Built for the Realities of the Developing World

The Internet has opened up a world of educational opportunity for billions of people. But you need more than a web browser to take advantage of the Information Revolution.
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Thursday, 08 May 2014 16:01

UAB Names New Chair of Anthropology

Doug Fry, PhD, has been named chair of the University of Alabama at Birmingham Department of Anthropology. He comes to UAB from Åbo Akademi University in Vasa, Finland, where he was the Director of the Peace, Mediation, and Conflict Research joint master’s program.
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Congratulations to these highly accomplished, hardworking, and talented individuals in the College of Arts and Sciences.
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As Pamela Sterne King leads her students around the long-neglected Lyric Theatre, this monument to Birmingham’s boomtown heyday comes back to life.

The Lyric, built in 1914, is one of the few remaining venues nationwide with the acoustics and close audience seating designed for vaudeville shows. A nonprofit group now owns the theatre and is raising funds to restore it as a performing arts center.
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Tuesday, 11 March 2014 14:32

Proposal Submission Protocols

With the implementation of the new Office of Sponsored Programs (OSP) submission guidelines, the college Grants Office has created an email address for all grant submissions: Please submit your proposals to us at least one day prior to the deadlines that OSP has stated in their review plan. As all submissions will now be submitted electronically through email, you will need to work with your chairs on their review prior to it being sent to The chairs will still sign off on the checklist before submitting to the Grants Office.

If the timeframes are not met, the office reserves the right to inform the principal investigator (PI) that there is not adequate time for proposal review and thus the proposal may not be submitted. All submissions to OSP will now flow through and each PI and chair will be copied on the submission.

Summary of CAS Grants Office Guidelines

OSP guidelines state that a full proposal (to include all required documents for submission) in DRAFT format is due seven full business days prior to the submission due date. A FINAL proposal is due two business days prior to the submission due date. The OSP's review plan can be read in PDF format, and many resources are available on the OSP website.


All College of Arts and Sciences research proposals are required to be routed to and reviewed by the Grant Office prior to submission to the Office of Sponsored Programs.
In addition to the OSP guidelines, CAS Grants Office guidelines must also be met. Full draft proposals should be emailed to eight full business days prior to the sponsor deadline. Draft proposals submitted less than eight full business days will be handled on a first-come, first-served basis.

If a PI decides not to submit a draft proposal, the full final proposal should be emailed three full business days prior to the sponsor deadline. Final proposals submitted to the CAS Grants Office less than three full business days before the sponsor deadline will be handled on a first-come, first-served basis.

All CAS proposals submitted to OSP must come from OSP will not review proposals if emailed directly from the department or the PI. Proposals should not be submitted to the OSP dropbox nor should access to proposals (SRO access) be given to OSP until the CAS Grants Office has emailed proposal to OSP. The PI, award manager, and department contact will be copied on the email from the Grants Office to OSP.

If the above time frames are not met, CAS Grants Office reserves the right to inform the PI that there is not adequate time for proposal review and thus the proposal cannot be submitted, or will be submitted without CAS Grants Office review.

Full draft proposals must include the following:

  • extramural checklist
  • responsible personnel list (RPL)
  • budget
  • budget justification
  • statement of work (project summary/project abstract)
  • biosketches
  • letters/statements of intent
  • institutional commitment letters
  • cost sharing forms (if applicable)
  • subaward information (budget, budget justification, statement of work)
  • any other sponsor/UAB required forms

CAS Grants Office reviews include:

  • Reading and interpreting application announcements/guidelines to ensure all application requirements have been met.
  • Verifying budgets to ensure funds requested are adequate and correct and meet project needs.
  • Ensuring all required internal UAB administrative documents have been completed accurately.
  • CAS Research will email PI and/or award manager with any comments/corrections/questions concerning the proposal within 24 hours of receipt of proposal.

Available Services

The Grants Office offers many services to help CAS faculty put together a complete grant proposal. Visit the List of Services Provided page to learn how the office can help you.
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In a stunning achievement, four College faculty members have been awarded CAREER Awards by the National Science Foundation. The recipients are Dr. Eugenia Kharlampieva, Chemistry; Dr. Karolina Mukhtar, Biology; and Dr. Thamar Solorio and Dr. Ragib Hasan, Computer and Information Sciences.
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When David Shealy, Ph.D., professor and chair of the Department of Physics, accepted an assistant professor position at UAB in 1973, he had no idea he would one day be honored for more than 40 years of service to the university. He even came close to leaving on one occasion, before deciding he was more interested in teaching and research at UAB. One of Shealy's professors at the University of Georgia, where he earned baccalaureate and doctoral degrees in physics, helped him get the job at UAB. Shealy said at that time the university, which was formally founded in 1969, was very modest.
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