Faculty Scholarships, Pre, & Post Doc Opportunities, 2016


UAB Crowdfunding 101 - February 17 at noon

UAB Alumni Giving invites student to attend "Crowdfunding 101" on February 17 from 12-1 at the UAB Alumni House. RSVP by February 15 to Ashlea Franco at afranco@uab.edu or call 205-975-6623


PhD Students ... Win a $1000 Scholarship proposals due by April 1

The Emory CFAR Prevention Science Core is pleased to announce a writing competition for PhD students at CFAR sites nationwide. They invite students to submit proposals for analyses using their dataset from the 2014 American Men's Internet Survey (AMIS), an annual cross-sectional online HIV behavioral survey of men who have sex with men (MSM) in the United States. They will select proposals for manuscript development and the winning manuscript will receive a $1000 scholarship to attend a scientific conference. PDF copies of the contest rules, 2014 AMIS survey, and a list of analysis topics that are already published or in progress are linked below. Downloadable (Microsoft Word) copies of the proposal template and a draft Memorandum of Understanding are also linked below. Proposals are due April 1, 2016 and final manuscripts will be due August 1, 2016. Please submit proposals, as well as any questions, to the AMIS study team at amis@emory.edu.


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

Dear Faculty,

This week, HRSA is soliciting applications for a “Rural Health Research Center Cooperative Agreement”.  SAMHSA (Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Agency) is funding grants on SBIRT (Screening, Brief Intervention, and Referral to Treatment).  The Bristol-Myers Squibb Foundation is funding large grants on “Specialty Care for Vulnerable Populations”.  Lastly, UAB Rehabilitation Research Resource to Enhance Clinical Trials is seeking pilot studies on medical rehabilitation.  Please see the attachment for more information about these opportunities.

Also, please note that the CCTS is offering Biostatistics and Biorepository clinics weekly on Wednesdays from 11:30 – 1:00 in the PCAMS Building (1924 7th Ave. South) and Epidemiology/Biostatistics Clinics on Mondays from 10:00 – 2:00 in The Edge of Chaos.  These services are open to all investigators at UAB at no cost.

-Jennifer Frank, PhD

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Funding Announcements


Dr. Jennifer Frank's Grant Picks!


UAB PCOR K12 Career Development Award - LOI due February 29

The Center for Outcomes and Effectiveness Research and Education (COERE), and the Minority Health and Health Disparities Research Center (MHRC) invite letters of intent for K-Scholar career development awards in Patient Centered Outcomes Research (PCOR).  These awards are supported by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) Patient Centered Outcomes Research Institutional Award (K12). This opportunity will support 3 PCOR K-Scholars for a period of two years to build capacity for the conduct of PCOR to enhance patient-centered care.  The mission of the K-Scholars program is to prepare independent investigators to pursue careers focused on translating research evidence into practice and to evaluate the benefits and harms of different strategies and interventions on patient outcomes.  For the two years of support, the K12 will provide up to $90,000 towards salary annually. Selected candidates must commit a minimum of 75% of time to research and career development. Candidates must be U.S. citizens, non-citizen nationals, or have permanent residency status.  Eligible applicants will have earned a clinical or research doctorate, including PhD, ScD, DrPH, MD, DO, DC, ND, DDS, DMD, DNS or equivalent doctoral degree. Candidates must be able to demonstrate a commitment to research training.  Candidates must be junior-level, full-time UAB faculty OR be able to provide assurance of a UAB staff appointment on or before August 1, 2016. Additional eligibility criteria are included with the full Letter of Intent instruction packet, available upon request. 


Rolling Deadlines

PCORI logo 

PCORI offers a number of funding opportunities. Most of PCORI's primary research funding is awarded through PCORI Funding Announcements (PFAs), broad calls for projects aligned with their National Priorities for Research and Research Agenda. PCORI has five priorities — Assessment of Prevention, Diagnosis, and Treatment Options;  Improving Healthcare Systems; Communication and Dissemination; Addressing Disparities; and Accelerating Patient-Centered Outcomes Research and Methodological Research. Each represents a line of inquiry that addresses unmet needs of patients, caregivers, clinicians, and other healthcare stakeholders in making personalized clinical decisions across a wide range of conditions, populations, and treatments. PCORI is now accepting applications for the current Funding Cycle They have made several improvements to their latest PCORI Funding Announcements (PFAs) based on helpful applicant feedback. Find out more about these changes in a new blog post. And visit the Funding Center to read the new PFAs and get details on how to apply.

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation – Changes in Health Care Financing and Organization

Changes in Health Care Financing and Organization (HCFO) is a multifaceted program that includes grant making, convening, technical assistance, research translation and communications activities. HCFO supports investigator-initiated research, policy analysis, and evaluation projects that provide policy leaders with timely information on health care policy and market developments. Recently funded projects are health care pricing, payment reform, organization and ownership in the delivery system, and the changing insurance market. Recently funded projects are exploring issues related to health care pricing, payment and delivery system reforms and the insurance market. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis.

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


"The Journey from Pre to Post Doc: Building a Successful Mentee/Mentor Relationship"

Presented by J. Nicholas Dionne-Odom, PhD, RN, ACPHN, Post-Doctoral Fellow, National Pallative Care Research Center. February 16, 10:00-11:00 - UAB School of Nursing, room NB 1020.  For more information, email lar@uab.edu or call 205-934-2145

"Pallative Care: If it Makes a Difference, Why Wait?" - February 10, 10:00-11:30

Presented by Marie Bakitas, DNSc, NP-C, FAAN, UAB SON Professor and Marie O'Koren Endowed Chair.  February 10 from 10:00-11:30 - UAB School of Nursing, room NB 1020. Space is limited, RSVP required.


Serve Africa Day - February 24, 9:30-3:30

The UAB SON SNA and the Global Health Interest group invites you to participate in the 2016 Serve Africa Day. Contribute part of your day packing medications for a mobile clinic headed to Africa in the fall. The team from MedHope Africa will deliver the supplies.  Please come help not only pack medications, but learn exactly what it takes to carry out a mobile medical clinic in a low-resource country!  Come spend 30 minutes helping or a couple of hours. Students who log the most  hours will receive a cool prize! February 24th from 9:30-3:30 in room NB 1020. Drop by any time that day. For more information contact Lisa Theus at theusl@uab.edu or 205-996-7621


UAB SON Mini-Conference: Simulation and Technology in Nursing - March 3

The use of technology in nursing education and practice is ubiquitous. Distance accessible courses, live web conferencing, gamification, computer testing, and simulation are tools the SON uses to teach and engage our students every day. Selecting, using, and supporting these tools requires that faculty and administrators have technological knowledge and skills not previously required in nursing education.   This mini-conference will provide attendees with exposure to the latest information and best practices regarding development and implementation of a program of nursing and interprofessional simulation, evaluating students using simulation, providing support for high-quality distance accessible programs, strategies and curriculum requirements for nursing informatics education across the curriculum, and an example of gaming in undergraduate and graduate education. Conference faculty are nationally and internationally known for their work in distance education, nursing and interprofessional simulation, and nursing informatics. Please see the attached flyer for the conference agenda and list of conference faculty. The mini-con is from 12-4pm on the afternoon of March 3rd and the cost is only $50 per person. RSVP here.


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