Thursday, 11 December 2014 10:01

Journey to the Edge: Antarctic Exploration

Jim McClintock loves his job so much that he just can’t stay away from the office. Which is pretty impressive when you consider that one of his workspaces sits 6,898 miles away from Birmingham, at Palmer Station in Antarctica.
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Wednesday, 12 November 2014 11:43

Winners of Interdisciplinary Awards Announced

Dr. Ryoichi Kawai (Department of Physics) and Dr. Elizabeth Sztul (School of Medicine) are the latest winners of the UAB College of Arts and Sciences Interdisciplinary Awards.
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Wednesday, 12 November 2014 11:37

Secrets In Stone

Dr. Cathleen Cummings, Associate Professor of Art History, is featured in UAB Magazine this month for her work decoding religious carvings on the eight-century Virupaksha Temple in Pattadakal, India.
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Ameen Barghi and Yoonhee Ryder have been named finalists for the prestigious Rhodes Scholarship.
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Wednesday, 10 September 2014 11:39

Team Wins NIH Innovation Corps Grant

A UAB/Vivo Biosciences/Birmingham Business Alliance team will be participating in the National Institutes of Health (NIH) new Innovation Corps Program.
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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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Two advanced students in The College, Nicole Watkins in History and Kyle Besing in Mathematics, won second and first place, respectively, in this year’s Graduate Student Research Days, hosted by UAB Graduate School.

Selected by peer review, rather than faculty (as had been done in the past), the two winners were scored on content, delivery, visual aid and preparation.
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We’ve all heard the term “big data,” and we know that genomic research is the future of medicine, from diagnosis to therapeutics. Scientists are making regular advances in understanding how genes and proteins determine our likelihood to develop chronic conditions including Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, and cancer.
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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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The University of Alabama at Birmingham’s Department of Art and Art History will host the Art History Master of Arts Symposium, an annual daylong symposium shared with the University of Alabama, on Friday, March 7, at the UAB Abroms-Engel Institute for the Visual Arts.
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