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

Surgeon General C. Everett Koop HIV /AIDS Research Grant - Due November 9

Doug Kirby Adolescent Sexual Health Research Grant - Due November 2

The Rural Center for AIDS/STD Prevention Indiana University has released call for proposals.  Criteria:Applicants must be registered as full time doctoral students at accredited universities in the United States For more information about the grant and additional grant criteria, click here.

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.

Have a Scholarship Opportunity you would like to share? 
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Jen's Funding Picks - October 2015

Dear Faculty,

This was a good week for new grant listings.  NIH has several new opportunities of potential interest to SON faculty:

  • Centers in Self-Management of Symptoms: Building Research Teams for the Future – both P20 and P30
  • Impact of the Use of Glucose Monitoring and Control Technologies on Health Outcomes and Quality of Life in Older Adults with Type 1 Diabetes -  (T1D) (DP3)
  • Major Opportunities for Research in Epidemiology of Alzheimer's Disease and Cognitive Resilience - R01
  • Phased Innovation Award for Mechanistic Studies to Optimize Mind and Body Interventions in NCCIH High Priority Research Topics -  (R61/R33)
  • Occupational Safety and Health Training Project Grants - T03 training grant

HRSA has posted “Social and Behavioral Interventions to Increase Organ Donation” for this year.  Lastly, the American Association for Cancer Research is offering Scholar-in-Training Awards for travel to the AACR annual meeting to young investigators presenting at the meeting.  Please see the attachment for more information about these opportunities.

-Jennifer Frank, PhD

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Funding Announcements, October 2015

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.

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Health Policy Fellows - Application deadline: November 12, 2015

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Health Policy Fellows program provides the nation’s most comprehensive learning experience at the nexus of health, science, and policy in Washington, D.C. It is an outstanding opportunity for exceptional midcareer health professionals and behavioral and social scientists with an interest in health and health care policy. Fellows participate in the policy process at the federal level and use that leadership experience to improve health, health care, and health policy. The fellowship requires, at a minimum, a 12-month residential experience in Washington, D.C., with additional support for health policy leadership development activities. The program will select up to seven fellows. Register for an informational webinar or start your application

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

School of Thought, The Master Teacher Series for Clinician Educators

The UAB SON Office of Professional Development presents, School of Thought, The Master Teacher Series for Clinician Educators designed to help faculty who are clinical experts hone their teaching skills in classroom, laboratory, online, and clinical settings. This five session program is taught in a workshop environment and is supported by online technology. Emphasis is on developing skills that are relevant to the learner’s clinical discipline and directly applicable to their teaching practice. Click here to learn more.

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 210A. 

  • 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

Have a UAB SON talk you would like to have added to the Weekly Update? 
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