Faculty Scholarships, Pre, & Post Doc Opportunities, Week of July 1, 2015

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.” 

Prepare for a career in clinical and translational research

The UAB Center for Clinical and Translational Science is accepting applications for a six-month certificate program that provides additional training for those interested in an academic career in clinical and translational research.
Junior faculty, postdoctoral fellows and students in graduate-level, degree-granting programs, professional schools or postdoctoral training programs are encouraged to apply. Eligibility extends to all UAB schools, the UAB School of Medicine programs in Huntsville, Tuscaloosa, Montgomery and Selma, any institutions of theUAB CCTS Partner Networkand Samford University’s McWhorter School of Pharmacy. The 2015 RFAis now available. Apply by Nov. 17.

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.

September Due Dates

Birmingham Black Nurses Association Scholarship

BBNA is committed to fostering the professional and personal growth of future nurses through its scholarship and mentoring program. The BBNA mentoring program provides activities that enable growth and empowerment of nursing students for future service in nursing. BBNA awards an annual scholarship to a nursing student enrolled in a pre-licensure nursing program in the state of Alabama. The BBNA scholarship is awarded in November of each year at our Annual Scholarship Reception.

ECOG-ACRIN Young Investigator Symposium - Due September 30 - Due September 30

The ECOG-ACRIN Young Investigator Symposium is a professional mentoring event that takes place at the semiannual ECOG-ACRIN Cancer Research Group meeting each November. The symposium, inaugurated in 2001 by the Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group (ECOG), introduces young investigators to ECOG-ACRIN, providing them with the opportunity to give a 10-minute oral presentation of their research project and respond to questions. Through this event, young investigators meet experienced investigators, learn about potential research opportunities early in their career, and furnish the ECOG-ACRIN community with new research approaches. Awardees do not receive research grant funding; however, ECOG-ACRIN covers travel and lodging costs associated with attendance at the group meeting.

Have a Scholarship Opportunity you would like to share? 
email Lauren Antia at lar@uab.edu

Jen's Funding Picks - Week of July 1, 2015

This week's Picks!

Dear Faculty,

This week NIH posted two program announcements of possible interest to SON Faculty:

  • Strategies to Increase Delivery of Guideline-Based Care to Populations with Health Disparities (R01)
  • Multidisciplinary Studies of HIV/AIDS and Aging - R01/R03/R21

Note that the HIV/AIDS and Aging proposal is offered at the R03, R21, and R01 levels. 

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation is developing four new leadership programs and is soliciting applicants to serve as leadership program centers.   The programs are:

  • RWJF Diversity in Health Policy Research
  • RWJF Interdisciplinary Research Leaders
  • RWJF Multisector Leaders for Health
  • RWJF New Clinical Scholars

Lastly, the Oncology Nursing Foundation is offering a small grant ($25,000) for research on pain assessment and pain management.  This grant might also be of interest to PhD students doing dissertation work. 

Recent Postings

June 15   May 4  
June 8       April 27 
June 1    April 22
May 24     April 15
May 17   April 8

July Due Dates

PAR-13-367 - Planning Grants for Pragmatic Research in Healthcare Settings to Improve Diabetes Prevention and Care (R34), Application Due Date is July 1, 2015.

The purpose of this Planning Grant (R34) is to support research to develop and pilot test approaches to improve diabetes treatment and prevention in existing healthcare settings. Applications should pilot test practical and potentially sustainable strategies, delivered in routine clinical care settings, to improve processes of care and health outcomes of individuals who are at risk for or have diabetes. The goal is that, if the pilot study shows promise, the data from the R34 will be used to support a full scale trial that could improve routine clinical practice and inform policy in representative healthcare settings.

PAR-13-366 - Pragmatic Research in Healthcare Settings to Improve Diabetes Prevention and Care (R18), Application Due Date is July 1, 2015.

The purpose of this Research Demonstration and Dissemination Projects (R18) Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is to support research to test approaches to improve diabetes treatment and prevention in existing healthcare settings. Applications are sought that test practical and potentially sustainable strategies, delivered in routine clinical care settings, to improve processes of care and health outcomes of individuals who are at risk for or have diabetes. The goal is that the research results will improve routine clinical practice and inform policy in representative healthcare settings.

Funding Announcements, Week of July 1, 2015

July Deadlines

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Funding Opportunities

New Connections Grants Awarded through the Healthy Eating Research Program  Deadline: Wed, 1 Jul 2015
National Leadership Program Centers Deadline: Wed, 29 Jul 2015

The Center for Clinical and Translational Science (CCTS) Partner Network invites letters of intent for KL2 Mentored Career Development Awards in Translational Research, LOI due July 13

These awards are supported by the CCTS Partner Network and the National Center for Advancing Translational Sci­ences (NCATS) Institutional Award (KL2). This opportunity will support a cohort of KL2 Scholars for a period of two years to facilitate the development and participation in the conduct of translational research and the enhancement of patient care. The mission of the KL2 program is to prepare developing investigators to pursue independent careers focused on translating research evidence into practice and to evaluate the benefits and harms of different strategies and interventions on patient outcomes.  Selected candidates must commit a minimum of 75% of time to research and career development. CONTACT:  For questions regarding eligibility, program requirements and the selection process or to request a Letter of Intent instructional packet, please contact the CCTS at ccts@uab.edu.

July 13, 2015 – Last day for receipt of letters of intent (required)

September 14, 2015 – Full applications due

November 1, 2015 – Start date for Scholars

August Deadlines

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Funding Opportunities

Healthy Eating Research: Building Evidence to Prevent Childhood Obesity—Round 9 Deadline: Wed, 12 Aug 2015

Evidence for Action: Investigator-Initiated Research to Build a Culture of Health Deadline: Open

Department of Defense Alcohol and Substance Abuse Research Program, Upcoming Funding Opportunities

The FY14 Defense Appropriations Act provides $3.6 million (M) to the Department of Defense Alcohol and Substance Abuse Research Program (ASARP) to support innovative research committed to identifying and developing new medications to improve treatment outcomes for alcohol and substance use disorders (ASUD), especially related to traumatic brain injury (TBI) and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). This program is administered by the US Army Medical Research and Materiel Command (USAMRMC) through the Office of Congressionally Directed Medical Research Programs (CDMRP). The ASARP is providing the information in this pre-announcement to allow investigators time to plan and develop applications. FY14 ASARP Program Announcement and General Application Instructions for the following award mechanism are anticipated to be posted on the Grants.gov website in January 2015. Application deadlines will be available when the Program Announcement is released. This pre-announcement should not be construed as an obligation by the government. Funding is contingent on receipt of appropriations.

Pending Research Opportunities in 2015 from the Department of Defense

The Fiscal Year 2015 Department of Defense Appropriations Act provides research funding for the peer reviewed programs managed by the Department of Defense office of Congressionally Directed Medical Research Programs (CDMRP).  Comprehensive Program Announcements will be released during 2015. The Program Announcements will include detailed descriptions of funding mechanisms, evaluation criteria, submission requirements, and deadlines. Each Program Announcement may be downloaded from the Grants.gov website http://www.grants.gov, or the CDMRP website http://cdmrp.army.mil upon its release.

Rolling Deadlines


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 Fall 2014 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 grantmaking, 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 2014 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

SON Talks & Conferences, Week of July 1, 2015

Publication1Data Daze 2015

It is not too early to sign up for this year's Data Daze Stats Series!   RSVP now to lar@uab.edu

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