Fall 2016


Alabama Board of Nursing Scholarship Opportunities

The Alabama legislature has appropriated $166,027 for graduate scholarships for the 2015-2016 academic year. Registered nurses pursuing graduate degrees at Alabama schools are eligible to apply. The amount of each scholarship and the number of scholarships awarded will not be available until September.  The application and instructions are available on the Board’s website,  www.abn.alabama.gov, under “Nursing Programs,” then “Graduate Scholarships.” 


Giva Semi-Annual Student Scholarship and Worldwide Community Ambassador Award - Deadlines June 1 and December 1

Giva's Corporate Student Scholarship and Worldwide Community Ambassador Award is for anyone attending a college or university worldwide. This scholarship grant is aimed at assisting undergraduate or graduate students further their education as well as expand their social responsibility and community service footprint in the world. There is no specific course of study or major required.

VA Quality Scholars Fellowship

The VA Quality Scholars Fellowship is actively recruiting for this fellowship for the next cohort, which begins July 1, 2015 (and ends June 30, 2017).  PhDs and DNPs may apply (pre-docs may apply; post-docs are preferred).Any questions?  Please contact Patricia Patrician, RN, PhD at ppatrici@uab.edu

The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) announces openings for the 2015 – 2016 academic year of its Interprofessional Fellowship Program in Psychosocial Rehabilitation and Recovery Oriented Services for Veterans with serious mental illness. The Fellowship Program is a state-of-the-art clinical training program that focuses on the theory and practice of psychosocial rehabilitation and recovery. Individualized, mentored clinical education is combined with a curriculum that emphasizes a comprehensive psychosocial rehabilitation approach to service delivery, education, and implementing change in a mental health care setting. Fellows will work with Veterans with serious mental illnesses and receive training in delivering a range of evidence-based services. The purpose of the Interprofessional Fellowship Program is to develop future mental health leaders with vision, knowledge, and commitment to transform mental health care systems in the 21st century by emphasizing functional capability, rehabilitation, and recovery. Applications will be accepted and reviewed at each site until all positions are filled.


Have a Scholarship Opportunity you would like to share? 
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Dr. Frank's Funding Picks - Fall 2016

Dear Faculty,
With the start of the new academic year, there are numerous new relevant grant opportunities.

From NIH

  • NINR - Health Promotion Among Racial and Ethnic Minority Males (R01)/R21
  • NINR - Symptom Management in HIV-Infected Individuals with Comorbid Conditions (R01)/R21
  • NIMHD - Engaging Youth and Young Adults from Health Disparity Populations in the HIV Treatment Cascade (R01)
  • NCI - Leveraging Cognitive Neuroscience to Improve Assessment of Cancer Treatment-Related Cognitive Impairment (R01)/R21

From AHQR

  • Advancing Patient Safety Implementation through Safe Medication Use Research (R18)
  • Advances in Patient Safety through Simulation Research (R18)
  • Developing Measures of Shared Decision Making (R01)

From HRSA

  • Leadership Education in Adolescent Health (LEAH)

From UAB CCTS

  • CCTS Partner Network Multidisciplinary Pilot Program
  • From Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
  • Increasing Openness and Transparency in Research
- Dr. Jennifer Frank

Funding Announcements - Summer 2016


Dr. Jennifer Frank's Grant Picks!


CCTS 2017 Partner Network Multidisciplinary Pilot Project- LOI Due 10/17

Up to $60,000 is available to support full-time faculty who are early investigators (please see NIH definition). Applications will also be accepted from established investigators with a previous history of funding with justification of eligibility. PIs must be based at any one of the 11 CCTS Partner Institutions. Postdocs may be eligible if a faculty appointment at a CCTS Partner institution is on the horizon, with a start date on or before April 1, 2017 – as part of the application, the investigator should include a letter from the Department Chair reflecting such. Click here for more information.


American Foundation for Suicide Prevention Grant Application due November 15

The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP) provides Pilot Grants to investigators at any level. These grants provide seed funding for new projects that have the potential to lead to larger investigations. These grants typically entail feasibility studies rather than hypothesis-driven research. Click here for more information.


Rolling Deadlines

American Cancer Society Grants

Find information on ACS grants for special initiatives, independent investigators, mentored research, health professional training, professorships, and international programs. As the nation's largest private, not-for-profit source of funds for scientists studying cancer, the American Cancer Society (ACS) focuses its funding on investigator-initiated, peer-reviewed proposals. This process ensures that scientists propose projects that they believe are ready to be tackled with the available knowledge and techniques. This intellectual freedom encourages discovery in areas that scientists believe are most likely to solve the problems of cancer. Grant Application Deadlines: Grant applications for most grant types are accepted two times per year – April 1 and October 15. Please review the individual grant type pages listed below or the full listing of all grant deadlines for more information.

The American Nurses Foundation (ANF)

The ANF is accepting applications for its Nursing Research Grant (NRG) Program. The program will provide up to $225,000 in research awards to beginner and experienced nurse researchers.

Pfizer Independent Grants for Learning & Change

Pfizer offers support for independently-run health care quality improvement initiatives through online resources and medical education grants.

The Commonwealth Fund 

The Fund supports independent research on health and social issues and makes grants to improve health care practice and policy. The CF is dedicated to helping people become more informed about their health care and improving care for vulnerable populations such as children, the elderly, low-income families, minorities, and the uninsured.

The Josiah Macy Jr. Foundation

The foundation is dedicated to improving the health of the public by advancing the education and training of health professionals. Their grantmaking is focused primarily in five priority areas.  A number of grant opportunities are available.

Susan G. Komen Grant Funding Opportunities

American Heart Association 

Funding Opportunities - The American Heart/Stroke Association is committed to identifying and supporting specific science areas deemed vital to achieving our mission and strategic objectives.


Have a Funding announcement you would like to have added to the next update?
email Lauren Antia at lar@uab.edu
http://www.pfizer.com/responsibility/grants_contributions/independent_grants

SON Talks & Conferences




Have a UAB SON talk you would like to have added to the Weekly Update? 
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