Research Resources

UAB Faculty – Research Resources Guidebook

PDF guide covering research for all areas of the University

Office of the Vice President for Research & Economic Development (OVPRED)

Leadership for all administrative research units serving the research enterprise at UAB. OVPRED oversees Core Facilities, Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee, and Institutional Review Board.

Integrated Research Administration Portal (IRAP)

Electronic submission of funding applications and compliance forms for future research initiatives.

Research Data Management

UAB investigators will be required to submit data management plans (DMPs) with grant proposals and insure that copies of publications and the associated data are deposited as required by the granting agency.

UAB Institute for Innovation and Entrepreneurship

The nexus for UAB innovation, entrepreneurial educational models, applied research, and management of intellectual property.

Funding Sources and Grant Opportunities

Presentations and general information related to effective grant writing.

Office of Postdoctoral Education

UAB is committed to the development and success of outstanding postdoctoral scientists.

Conflict of Interest Review Board (CIRB)

Charged with the ongoing development of policies and procedures related to conflicts of interest in sponsored research, review of disclosures of financial interests submitted by investigators, and the development of conflict of interest management plans.

Research News

Using protons to fight cancer: the science behind the UAB Proton Center
Using protons to fight cancer: the science behind the UAB Proton Center
A 90-ton machine called a cyclotron will accelerate protons to very high speeds to impact human tumors.
GARP2 accelerates retinal degeneration in a mouse model
GARP2 accelerates retinal degeneration in a mouse model
The function and structure of protein GARP2 in rod cells of the retina is still not clear, but researchers have shown that GARP2 accelerates retinal degeneration in mice, and have made an important step toward creating a standardized nomenclature between mice and humans for a measurement of retinal degeneration.
A “release and kill” strategy may aid treatment of tuberculosis
A “release and kill” strategy may aid treatment of tuberculosis
Tuberculosis kills 1.8 million people a year, and 10 million more are infected. Development of host-cell directed therapies that could restore cellular function during M. tuberculosis infection, such as a “release and kill” strategy, could shorten drug treatment of TB patients.
Brain plasticity: How adult-born neurons get wired-in
Brain plasticity: How adult-born neurons get wired-in
It appears that new cells compete to ‘win’ synapse connections away from old cells, which promotes network plasticity.
UAB study shows children and parents over-report leukemia medication adherence
UAB study shows children and parents over-report leukemia medication adherence
Research from UAB suggests that nearly half of children with the most common type of leukemia or their parents say they took more medications than they actually did.

American Association of University Women American Fellowship

The oldest and largest of AAUW’s fellowship and grant programs, the American Fellowships program began in 1888, a time when women were discouraged from pursuing an education. Now one of the largest sources of funding for graduate education for women, AAUW has provided more than $83 million to more than 11,000 fellows and grantees since awarding its first fellowship to Vassar graduate Ida Street, a pioneer in the field of early American Indian history.

American Fellows have continued to make important contributions to scholarship and society:

  • Melissa Harris-Lacewell (2001) is an associate professor at Princeton University, a columnist for The Nation magazine, and a regular contributor on MSNBC.
  • Late critical essayist, short-story writer, and novelist Susan Sontag (1957) wrote about modern culture.
  • Late Challenger astronaut Judith Resnick (1975) received a fellowship to complete her dissertation on chemical engineering.
  • Several American Fellows served as college or university presidents, including Rhoda M. Dorsey (1953) at Goucher College, Hanna Holborn Gray (1954) at the University of Chicago, Mary Maples Dunn (1957) at Smith College, and Nannerl O. Keohane (1966) at Duke University.

The 2011-2012 American Fellows continue this legacy. To contribute to their fields and society, the diversity of their study includes the development and function of early financial markets; gene regulation in embryonic stem cells; global ecosystem processes; transportation engineering; and the resurgence of early modern theatre practices intervention with contemporary audiences and expectations.

For application information and deadlines, please visit http://www.aauw.org