Faculty Scholarships, Pre, & Post Doc Opportunities, September 2015

American Association of Nurse Practitioners Scholarships - Due September 23

AANP is pleased to announce the upcoming launch of the 2015 Grants and Scholarship program. Grant opportunities are available to AANP NP or Student members. Scholarship opportunities are available to AANP NP or Student members currently enrolled in an accredited graduate school in pursuit of an advanced degree or certification AND scheduled to complete an eligible NP program in 2016 . The application period begins August 12 and closes September 23. Learn more about eligibility and application requirements for the grants and scholarship program using the links below.

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 RFA is 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

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 - September 2015

Dear Faculty,

This week NIH has posted an R01 for “Improving Health and Reducing Cardiometabolic Risk in Youth with Serious Emotional Disturbance and Young Adults with Severe Mental Illness” at the R01 level and for “Ethical, Legal and Policy Issues in HIV Research with Key Populations” at both the R21 and R01 levels.  NIH is now accepting administrative supplements for “Research on Sexual and Gender Minority (SGM) Populations”. Lastly, the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation is offering funding for doctoral students working in the area of child development and prevention of child abuse.  Please see the attachment for more information about these opportunities.

-Jennifer Frank, PhD

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Funding Announcements, September 2015

October Deadlines

SNRS Research Grant - Due October 1

The purpose of the SNRS Research Grant Award is to support and promote new investigators in initiating or building a program of research, which advances nursing science and practice. Funds are available for quantitative and qualitative research on any topic relevant to the nursing profession. This award will fund research that is not being done for course credit. The SNRS Research Grant is for $7500. Click here for more information.

November Deadlines

Community Health Scholars Pilot Grant Program - Due November 3

Three (3) Community Health Scholars will receive one year of pilot funding of up to $30,000 for projects that address important health and public health issues directly relevant to local Birmingham communities. A project may be from any discipline on campus as long as it meets the following criteria: 1.  Applicant Principal Investigators are UAB faculty at the Instructor, Assistant Professor, Associate Professor level; 2.  An established community partner organization actively participates in the genesis, development, implementation, and evaluation of the project; 3.  The project can be completed within one (1) year, and; 4.  The project is developmental in that it demonstrates significant potential for additional extramural funding in the future.

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 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 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, September 2015

Data Daze 2015

Looking to hone your stats and SPSS skills? Then the ORS Data Daze Stats series may be for you!  Join us for all or some of the sessions in this year's series!  Drs. Andres Azuero & Dheeraj Raju will lead the sessions, once a month from 9:30-12:00. This will be a hands-on experience using SPSS in LRC 201A.

  • September 11 (9:30-12:00) - Basic Data Management
  • October 22 (1:00-3:30)- Descriptive Stats
  • November 10 (9:30-12:00) - Basic Inferential Stats
  • December 2 (9:30-12:00) - Covariate and Multiple Regressions

UAB CCVC & Cardiovascular Research at the SON September 16, 12-1

Come and join us for lunch on September 16 from 12-1 to learn more about the Comprehensive Cardiovascular Center’s (CCVC) mission and goals in supporting cardiovascular research and what funding & collaborative opportunties available for SON Faculty & PhD Students.  Space is limited, so RSVP ASAP!  The talk is co-sponsored by the CCVC and the Office of Research and Scholarship.

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