Fall 2016


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

Dr. Frank's Funding Picks - Fall 2016

Dear Faculty,

There are three new opportunities on this week’s grants update.
  • NIH/PA-17-008 - Large Research Projects for Prevention of Healthcare-Associated Infections (R01)
  • HRSA-17-093 - Maternal and Child Environmental Health Collaborative Improvement and Innovation Network (CoIIN)
  • HHS-2017-ACL-NIDILRR-SFGE-0193 - Switzer Research Fellowships Program (for disabilities research)From HRSA

Please see the attachment for links and more information.

- Dr. Jennifer Frank

Funding Announcements - Fall 2016


Dr. Jennifer Frank's Grant Picks!


UAB Comprehensive Cancer Center Funding for Junior Faculty - Due Jan 17

ACS-IRG Junior Faculty Development Grant - The purpose of this grant is to provide “seed” money for the initiation of a promising new cancerrelated project to obtain preliminary results that facilitate successful competition for a national research grant. There will be 4 awards this year: Three awards will be open to projects in any area of cancer research. There will be one award in an Area of Special Interest to the ACS. This year the Areas of Special Interest are psychosocial and behavioral research, health policy and health services research, cancer in the poor and medically underserved, and childhood cancer. Only cancer-related projects will be considered. All awards are for $40,000 for one year. Click here for more information.


Institute for Humane Studies Conference and Research Grant

For a motivated graduate student who’s moving toward an academic career and you have an incredible paper that you’re going to be presenting at a conference iional community - The IHS Conference & Research Grant provides up to $750 to cover travel costs and fees for career-related expenses.The Grant is awarded on a rolling basis to current graduate students advancing the principles of freedom through their career. 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


Data Daze 2016

Are you rusty with SPSS data entry? Unsure which statistical test to use & when? Need to refresh and hone your data management & statistical skills?  Then these are the talks for you!   UAB SON Statisticians, Dr. Azuero and Dr. Raju will lead these valuable sessions. This year all of the meetings will be available live via your computer, tablet or smartphone via GoTo Meetings.

RSVP to Lauren Antia at lar@uab.edu or 205-934-2145 or join the day of the meeting via the GoTo Meeting links below.

Data Daze Session 4: Step-by-Step Analysis of 2 Research Projects

Tue, Dec 6, 2016 10:00 AM - 12:30 PM Central Standard Time

Join from your computer, tablet or smartphone at https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/636979997 You can also dial in using your phone, United States +1 (408) 650-3123, Access Code: 636-979-99


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