Through support from the AMC21
Research Strategic Plan, the Center for Outcomes and Effectiveness Research and
Education (COERE) and the Minority Health and Health Disparities Research
Center (MHRC) are soliciting proposals for pilot funding in outcomes and
disparities research. This opportunity is targeted at investigators who will be
competitive for an R01, R18, PCORI, program project proposals, or equivalent
independent funding in 2015. The PI of the pilot grant must be a UAB
The overall goal of these grants
should contribute to either outcomes research or disparities research or
both. Please see the attached document for descriptions of disparities
and outcomes research. Requested funds should be targeted at making the
future grant proposals highly competitive.
A total of $100,000 is available
under this funding opportunity to fund two pilot grants of $50,000 each. Funds
will be available starting in June 2014. Because the goal is to build capacity,
collaborative projects that team investigators who have not previously
conducted outcomes and/or disparities research with experienced scientists in
these areas are strongly encouraged.
Proposals will be reviewed by
MHRC and COERE leaders.
Please prepare a proposal that
includes the following:
Completed Cover Sheet (please see attached)
PI’s 4-page NIH Biosketch including the total
number of publications.
Detailed budget (please use PHS 398 Form Page 4)
Budget justification on how pilot funds in the
amount of $50,000 will be used.
Specific aims of proposed R01 or R18 or
equivalent (no more than 1 page with at least one-half inch margins).
Explanation of how pilot funds will expand work
towards the specific aims and will support the development of a more
competitive proposal for submission (no more than 2 pages with at least
one-half inch margins).
application packet must be submitted by email as a single pdf document
to Pam Mayes with a copy
to Ryan Outman.
SUBMISSION DEADLINE: 5:00pm
Central Time, May 1, 2014.
Please contact Ryan Outman with any questions.