Research Resources

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.

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.


The Office of the Provost has implemented a series of Faculty Appointment Letter Templates as a resource for the hiring units within the College of Arts & Sciences, the academic schools and the health schools (School of Medicine pending). The Faculty Appointment Templates offers the university the ability to follow standard guidelines and practices for creating faculty appointment/hire letters. Additionally, other faculty appointment template letters are included on this web page; including templates for Credentialed Course Instructors, Center Appointments, Faculty Renewal and Non-Reappointment Letters.

Faculty Appointment Templates (for Full-time Regular Faculty) consist of three parts: Offer Letter, Attachment A—General Terms and Conditions of Faculty Appointment, and Attachment B – Specific Terms and Conditions of Faculty Appointment. Attachment A contains general content that is applicable to all faculty hires; Attachment B contains language and content that is specific and unique to each faculty appointment. For Attachment B, please include only the information and details that are relevant to the specific faculty hire in your unit.

Please select from the following faculty appointment letter templates for initial faculty hires and other faculty appointments:

Other faculty appointment templates:

A faculty appointment letter/offer letter is required for processing a Phase I (or Hiring Proposal for PeopleAdmin Users). Additionally, a faculty appointment letter is required for all other faculty appointments (i.e. Secondary Appointments, Voluntary Faculty, and Credentialed Course Instructors).

For other faculty personnel transactions not included in this list of templates, please continue to use letters or memoranda that you currently use to support and document these transactions. If you have questions about how to use any of the appointment letter templates offered on this page, please contact the Faculty Affairs Office at 205-934-0513.

Note: This resource will be updated soon to reflect the implementation of UAB Faculty Jobs (UAB PeopleAdmin) – the university’s online faculty recruitment and hiring system.


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