David Pollio, Ph.D., has been named chair of the University of Alabama at Birmingham Department of Social Work. Pollio comes to UAB from the University of Alabama, where he served as the Hill Crest Endowed Chair in Mental Health in the School of Social Work.
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Steven Austad, Ph.D., has been named chair of the University of Alabama at Birmingham Department of Biology. Austad comes to UAB from the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, where he served as professor in the Department of Cellular and Structural Biology and interim director of the Barshop Institute for Longevity and Aging Studies.
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The University of Alabama at Birmingham unveiled the state’s largest and most advanced nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) facility this morning at a grand-opening event and tour. The laboratory is another world-class example of the interdisciplinary emphasis that is a hallmark of UAB, accelerating the university’s reputation as a leader in medical research.
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Illustration of a bar graph. The Grants Office provides the following services:

Pre-Award Management
Post-Award Management
Service Center Management

Pre-Award Management

If you would like to utilize any of the following services, the Grants Office requires a minimum of 1-2 months notification prior to the submission due date. If this minimum notice is not given, we reserve the right to determine that the notification time is not adequate for proposal preparation and thus that the proposal cannot be submitted.

  1. All UAB administrative paperwork related to grant submissions:
    1. Extramural checklists
    2. RPL
    3. Cost sharing commitment forms
    4. IDC revenue redistribution forms
  2. Work with CIRB to ensure all disclosures are documented and current.
  3. All sponsor related forms:
    1. NIH applications (grants.gov)
      1. SF-424
    2. NSF applications (fastlane)
    3. Foundation specific forms/documentsBudget/budget justification development and preparation (including subcontracts).
  4. Prepare facilities documents (NIH and NSF submissions, biosketches, facilities, etc.).
  5. Collect letters of support required for applications.
  6. Serve as liaison between the Office of Sponsored Projects and PI.
  7. Serve as liaison between sponsor and OSP and/or PI.
  8. Read and review all funding announcements to ensure all guidelines are being met.
  9. Assist faculty in setting up SMARTS/SPIN in order to locate funding opportunities.
  10. Facilitate the set-up of subcontracts (UAB providing or receiving services).
  11. Work with CIRB to ensure all disclosures are documented and current.
  12. Read, review, and track all CAS grant submissions.

Post-Award Management

  1. Manage all financial aspects of funded grants including, but not limited to:
    1. Account Set up
    2. Provide monthly reconciliations including projections/Oracle expense reports
    3. Set up employees/faculty grant funding (Oracle HR functions)
    4. Re-budget requests
    5. Cost transfers
    6. Payment requests/purchase order requisitions/reimbursements
    7. Journal entries
    8. Account close out
    9. Annual/Final grant reporting
    10. Monthly/quarterly sponsor invoicing
    11. Fee-for-service contracts
  2. Effort reporting (compliance and training).
  3. Grant Transfers in/Transfers out.

Service Center Management

  1. Account set up
  2. Provide monthly reconciliations including projections/Oracle expense reports
  3. Set up employees/faculty funding (Oracle HR functions)
  4. Invoicing:
    1. Internal vendors
    2. External vendors
  5. Deposits
  6. Payment requests/purchase order requisitions/reimbursements
  7. Fee-for service contracts


  1. Material Transfer Agreements (facilitate)
  2. Data Use Agreements (facilitate)
  3. Confidentiality Data Agreements (facilitate)
  4. Faculty Development Grants (facilitate)
  5. Innovation Awards
    1. Set up account
    2. Provide monthly reconciliations including projections/expense approval
    3. Close out account
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November 26, 2013

For Faculty & Staff

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November 18, 2013


A College intern holding up a school tshirt reading "The College." We like to think of the College of Arts and Sciences as a family made up of students, alumni, faculty, and staff. With over 7,000 students, 30,000 alumni, and more than 300 faculty members, that is one big family!

Keeping in touch with each other can be difficult in this global world. Here are a few ways that you can keep in touch with us.

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November 14, 2013

Grants Office

Illustration of a person with ideas coming out of the head. The College of Arts and Sciences Grants Office serves to foster and facilitate innovative and interdisciplinary research as well as scholarship and creative activities for the purpose of enhancing discovery, knowledge, and progress within the UAB community and beyond.

The Grants Office is here to help faculty, staff, and departments secure external funding. This includes help locating funding sources; crafting grant submissions; dealing with the forms, paperwork, and other requirements of the funding process; and grant management support once funding has been secured. We also provide service center management and facilitate Material Transfer Agreements, Confidentiality Data Agreements, and other ventures and projects.

Reminder: All College of Arts and Sciences research proposals are required to be routed to and reviewed by the Grants Office prior to submission.


To help meet your specific needs, please contact the staff member responsible for your department or program. If you do not see your department or program listed below, please contact Erin White.

Erin White

  • Anthropology
  • Computer and Information Sciences
  • Foreign Languages and Literatures
  • Government
  • History
  • Mathematics
  • Physics
  • Social Work
  • Sociology
  • Theatre
  • Alabama EPSCoR
  • Center for Ethics and Values in the Sciences
  • Center for Information Assurance and Joint Forensics Research
  • Center for Nanoscale Materials and Biointegration 
  • UAB Digital Media

Susan Thompson

  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Communication Studies
  • English
  • Justice Sciences
  • Philosophy
  • Psychology
  • College of Arts and Sciences Research  
  • Center for Social Medicine
  • Community OutReach Development (CORD) 
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November 08, 2013

Past Innovation Forums


October 15-16, 2015: NanoBio Summit
Program Booklet


April 8, 2014: Mathematical Biology
Read about the April 2014 Interdisciplinary Innovation Forum here.
Dr. Emmanuele DiBenedetto, Centennial Professor of Mathematics, Vanderbilt University Dr. Hassan Fathallah-Shaykh, Associate Professor of Neurology and Mathematics, UAB Dr. James Keener, Distinguished Professor of Mathematics and Adjunct Professor of Bioengineering, University of Utah Dr. Philip Maini, Professor of Mathematical Biology (by Recognition of Distinction), Oxford University, England


May 14, 2013: Middle-Infrared Laser Technologies for Environment, Health, and Medicine
Dr. Frank Tittel, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Rice University
Dr. Sergey Mirov, UAB Department of Physics
Dr. Victor John Thannickal, UAB Division of Pulmonary, Allergy, and Critical Care Medicine
Dr. Veena Antony, UAB Division of Pulmonary, Allergy, and Critical Care Medicine

April 26, 2013: Interdisciplinary Team Presentations

January 16, 2013: Quantum Computers
Dr. Marko Lončar, School of Engineering and Applied Science, Harvard University
  • Diamond Nanophotonics and Quantum Optics
Dr. Gopi Samudrala, UAB Department of Physics Dr. Murat Tanik, UAB Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering


October 9, 2012: Genes and Cultures: Models of Interaction
Biographical Sketches of Speakers
Dr. William W. Dressler, Department of Anthropology, University of Alabama Dr. Mike Kalish, Institute of Cognitive Sciences, University of Louisiana at Lafayette Dr. Lori Cormier, UAB Department of Anthropology

September 25, 2012: Music Technology: Virtual Spaces
Dr. Uday Vaidya, Director, UAB Materials Processing and Application, Development (MPAD) Composites Center Christophe E. Jackson, PhD Candidate, Performance Arts Medicine, Co-director Save New Orleans Sound, Co-chair Development Performance Arts Medicine Association

August 21, 2012: Interdisciplinary Innovations in Simulations and Virtual Reality
Jack Norfleet, US Army RDECOM Marjorie White and Claire Peel, UAB School of Medicine/Children's of Alabama and Office of Interprofessional Simulation for Innovative Clinical Practice Cali Fidopiastis, UAB School of Health Professions James R. Patterson, UAB Department of Chemistry Bharat Soni, Jeff Kerby, and Christopher Lowther, UAB Department of Mechanical Engineering, School of Medicine, and Art and Art History

July 31, 2012: Cyber Security Research and Development; Something for Everyone
June 5, 2012: Big Data Forum
Dr. Jonas Almeida, Department of Pathology, UAB School of Medicine Dr. Joanne S. Luciano, Tetherless World Constellation at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Dr. Hermant K. Tiwari, UAB School of Public Health Dr. Tony Skjellum, Department of Computer and Information Sciences, UAB College of Arts and Sciences

May 29, 2012: Ethical, Legal, and Social Implications (ELSI) of Genomic Health Care
R. Lynn Holt, MS, CGC, Assistant Professor and Director UAB Genetic Counseling Program Dr. Bruce R. Korf, UAB Department of Genetics Dr. Nita A. Limdi, UAB Departments of Neurology and Epidemiology Dr. Belinda Needham, UAB Department of Sociology Dr. Nathaniel H. Robin, UAB Department of Genetics and Pediatrics

April 17, 2012: Regenerative Medicine
Dr. Timothy M. Wick, Chair, BMD and Co-Director of the BERM Center
  • "Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine: Potential and Progress"
Dr. Gregory Pence, Professor, UAB Department of Philosophy
  • "Ethical Issues in Bringing New Medical Technology to Reality"
Joel Dobbs, MPH, Executive in Residence in Entrepreneurship, UAB School of Business
  • "The Economics of Innovative New Therapies"
Dr. Brigitta Brott, Division of Cardiovascular Disease, UAB Department of Medicine
  • "The Heart of Cardiac Regeneration"
Dr. Andrew Penman, Vice President, Drug Development, Southern Research Institute
  • "The Potential of Microphysiological Systems to Accelerate Drug Development"

March 13, 2012: "Innovations in Drug Delivery"
Dr. Arthur J. Tipton, Evonik Degussa Corporation, Birmingham, AL Dr. Veena Anthony, UAB Division of Pulmonary, Allergy, and Critical Care Medicine Dr. Ken Hoyt, UAB Department of Radiology Dr. Eugenia Kharlampieva, UAB Department of Chemistry
  • Polymer Capsules as "Intelligent" Delivery Carriers
Dr. Derrick Dean, UAB Department of Materials Science and Engineering

January 24, 2012: New Energy Sources and Global Demand
Robin Miles, M.S., M.B.A., Lawrence Livermore National Lab, CA Dr. David Morrow, UAB Department of Philosophy
  • New Energy Sources—Climate Change and Global Poverty
Dr. Renato Camata, UAB Department of Physics
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November 08, 2013

Research & Centers

Research. It is one of the driving goals of the College of Arts and Sciences.

Illustration of the intersection of liberal arts and sciences. Across the College, our faculty, students, and research staff engage in the time-honored quests to understand ourselves and our universe, to constantly create new knowledge, and to provide new opportunities for innovation that transforms our world. Through the exchange of ideas across the College's diverse disciplines, insights emerge that change the way we think and provide new opportunities for exploration. We provide an environment of inquiry that results in discovery and the development and testing of ideas and theories, leading to knowledge that can be applied to meet the challenges of our time, transform historic disciplines, and improve teaching and learning.

Our research programs focus on:
  • Human Health and the Quality of Life
  • Social Justice and Human Rights
  • Computation and Security in our Cyber World
  • Creative Expression through the Arts and Humanities

The College is home to several interdisciplinary research, education, and community outreach centers. Our faculty and students (undergraduate, graduate, and post-doctoral) collaborate with those in the schools of Business, Engineering, Health Professions, Medicine, Optometry, and Public Health. Several of our centers have industrial partners and engage in commercialization activities. Centers also support seeding of pilot research projects in emerging areas of research and education.
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The College of Arts and Sciences organizes monthly innovation forums to focus on some of the world's biggest problems where interdisciplinary innovations could have a significant impact and where UAB has existing strengths/interests. These interdisciplinary innovation forums are held in collaboration with faculty from the Schools of Business, Dentistry, Engineering, Health Professions, Medicine, Nursing, Optometry, and Public Health, as well as representatives of the UAB Research Foundation and the Birmingham Business Alliance.

Phase I of this initiative are the monthly innovation forums, which will continue into the future.

As part of Phase II, the College is now issuing a call for interdisciplinary team proposals. Available awards will be valued at up to $30,000 for a maximum duration of up to one year. An application guideline is available for download.

Submission Deadlines and Questions

The next deadline for proposal submission is November 15, 2015. If you have questions about the program or the application process, contact Dr. Yogesh K. Vohra by phone (975-3675) or email.

Proposals should be electronically submitted as a single PDF file to Dr. Yogesh K. Vohra.
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