Faculty Scholarships, Pre, & Post Doc Opportunities, Spring 2016


AACN/CDC Grants - Due May 20

The AACN/CDC Academic Partnership Project is pleased to announce funding support for Doctor of Nursing Practice Evidence-Based Population Health Projects. The partnership project will provide six awards of up to $4,000 for project grants to DNP students from accredited programs in AACN member schools. These grants are intended to support evidence-based projects that contribute to population health outcomes. Awards will be dispersed in four equal quarterly payments after receipt and acceptance of the required progress reports. Proposals are due May 20, 2016. Awards will be announced on June 15, 2016. For more information on the call for proposals including application, click here.


International Nursing Society on Addictions Scholarship due June 30

The purpose of the award is to stimulate research that has direct or indirect impact on addictions nursing. One award of up to $3,000 will be given each year. No indirect cost is
included in the award. All applications must be received by the application deadline - June 30. Click here for more information.


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? 
email Lauren Antia at lar@uab.edu

Jen's Funding Picks - Spring 2016

Dear Faculty,

There is a wide range of new grant listings this week.
HRSA has a call for “New Access Points” which provides operational support for organizations providing primary care to underserved populations.
The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation is funding the 2016 State Health Access Reform Evaluation (SHARE) program.

The Department of Defense has two RFAs of potential interest to the SON, both addressing cancer health needs of especial interest to the military:
  • Idea Award with Special Focus
  • Career Development Award
NIH has posted:
  • Leveraging Cognitive Neuroscience to Improve Assessment of Cancer Treatment-Related Cognitive Impairment for both R21 and R01 mechanisms
  •  Improving Smoking Cessation in Socioeconomically Disadvantaged Populations via Scalable Interventions for both R21 and R01 mechanisms
  • Renewal of NIOSH Exploratory (R21) and Small Research (R03) parent awards

Click here for more information about this week's postings!

- Dr. Jennifer Frank

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Dr. Jennifer Frank's Grant Picks!


Call for Proposals - Accelerating Interprofessional Community-Based Education and Practice - Due July 15

The National Center for Interprofessional Practice and Education (National Center) at the University of Minnesota is seeking proposals to accelerate the development of existing interprofessional collaboration efforts in schools/universities and in the communities they serve. The program, funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, The John A. Hartford Foundation, the Josiah Macy Jr. Foundation and the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation, is open to all schools with graduate health professional (nursing, medicine, pharmacy, social work and others) and other non-health related professional schools (business, architecture, law, education and others) that are committed to developing an ongoing core interprofessional clinical initiative in a community-based setting. The principal investigator must be a faculty member from a graduate nursing school/program. Click here for more information.


Congressionally Directed Medical Research Program (CDRMP)

Fiscal Year 2016 (FY16) Bone Marrow Failure Research Program (BMFRP) is currently accepting applications for the Idea Development Award mechanism. Full details for submission: BMFRP Funding Opportunities | Synopsis of BMFRP Award Mechanisms


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?
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SON Talks & Conferences


SON Grants & Contracts Series

Learn what is new and what you need to know! Presented by Frank Wiser, MPA, SON Director of Grants & Contracts Administration. These discussions will be a tailored approach to policies, procedures, lessons learned, and Q&A on grant/contract related activitie. Program Managers/Coordinators, Principal Investigators/Project Directors, PhD Students and departmental academic support staff that facilitate grant activities are encouraged to attend!

  • May 17 – Making the Most of your Budget Analysis

All talks will take place from 10:00-10:30 in NB 1020  For more information, contact Lauren at lar@uab.edu or 934-2145. Sponsored by the Office of Research & Scholarship


2016 Jean Kelley Lecture - June 8

The 2016 Jean Kelley Lecturer, Gail D'Eramo Melkus, EdD, C-NP, FAAN will present "T2 Diabetes Biobehavioral Research: A Platform for Mentoring on June 8 from 9:00-10:30 in the UAB SON Auditorium. For more information, please contact Lauren Antia at lar@uab.edu or (205) 934-2145.

Have a UAB SON talk you would like to have added to the Weekly Update? 
email Lauren Antia at lar@uab.edu