Faculty Scholarships, Pre, & Post Doc Opportunities, November 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 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? 
email Lauren Antia at lar@uab.edu

Jen's Funding Picks - November 2015

Dear Faculty,
This week NINR has posted three opportunities of likely relevance to SON faculty:
  • Mechanisms, Models, Measurement, & Management in Pain Research (R03)/R21/R01
  • Understanding and Promoting Health Literacy (R01)R03 – expiring in May 2016
  • NINR PA-14-029 - Chronic Condition Self-Management in Children and Adolescents (R01)/R21

In addition, NCI has a new RFA entitled: RFA-ES-15-015 - Breast Cancer and the Environment Communication Research Initiative (R03)/R21

Lastly, the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration is funding training grants for education relating to Screening, Brief Intervention, and Referral to Treatment.  Please see the attachment for more information about these opportunities.

-Jennifer Frank, PhD

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Funding Announcements, November 2015

Dr. Jennifer Frank's Grant Picks!

November Deadlines

Research Projects on Disparities in African American Men’s Health- Letters of Intent Due November 16

The Center for Healthy African American Men through Partnerships (CHAAMPS) (U54MD008620), led by the University of Minnesota and the University of Alabama at Birmingham, invites applications and community-based research projects on disparities in unintentional and violence-related injuries and homicide, head injuries in athletes, and chronic diseases, including cardiovascular disease, stroke, hepatitis C, and cancer, especially prostate cancer, in African American men across their life course.

December Deadlines

RFA for Seed Funding: Interplay Between Diabetes and Chronic Diseases- Due December 5

The UAB Comprehensive Diabetes Center (UCDC) would like to invite faculty to submit applications for this year’s Seed Funding program focusing on the interplay between diabetes and other chronic diseases. Diabetes has become a widespread chronic disease, but with reasonably good life expectancy. Similarly, survival of many other chronic diseases has improved dramatically in recent years resulting in more patients suffering from diabetes as well as other health issues. However, very little is known about the crosstalk between diabetes and other chronic diseases. The purpose of this award is therefore to allow UAB faculty to initiate novel basic research into the role diabetes plays in other disease states, how other diseases may affect diabetes and what common pathways and targets may exist. Please note that the intent of this award is to support basic science projects. It is expected that provided seed funding will be utilized to obtain sufficient data to apply for significant extramural funding.

January Deadlines

The Society for Vascular Nursing Grants - Due January 31

The Society for Vascular Nursing provides a number of awards to recognize members who demonstrate excellence in the area of vascular nursing research, education, or practice within his/her community, state, or nation.

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?
email Lauren Antia at lar@uab.edu

SON Talks & Conferences, November 2015

Psychopharmacology CEU mini conference Friday November 13, 2015

9:30 am – 2pm (Registration 9:15; bring your lunch) Participants can earn up to 4 pharmacology CEU credits. Learning Resource Center Room 104. Sponsored by the BVAMC and UAB School of Nursing VANAP-GE and Mental Health NP Residency partnership. RSVP: Dr Susanne Fogger sfogger@uab.edu

OCAP Presents Children’s of Alabama Clinical Scholars’ Presentation

Wednesday, November 18th  11:30am - 1:00pm, NB 1020 Dr. Gwen Childs, Associate Professor has been leading the Children's of Alabama Clinical Scholars Program. Join her as she introduces the COA Clinical Scholars and they give presentations on their evidence based projects. Lunch will be served. Reservations are required. Please contact beckyw@uab.edu if you have questions.

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.  Basic Inferential Stats, December 2 (9:30-12:00) - Covariate and Multiple Regressions.  RSVP now!

"Cognition and Vigilance in Shift-Working Nurses" - November 17 at 10, RSVP now!

"Cognition and Vigilance in Shift-Working Nurses" presented by Patricia Patrician, PhD, RN, FAAN, Donna Brown Banton Endowed Professor and Karen Gamble, PhD. Nursing Building room 1020.  Registration is requested. Click here to register Questions? Contact Lauren Antia at lar@uab.edu or 205-934-2145

UAB SON Canvas Training

Canvas Crash Course - The class is designed to cover the most common tools and methods for building course content as well as how to interact and assess your students. This is a great course for new faculty to get up to speed or for those that may need a quick refresher to keep their skills up-to-date.

Taking Canvas to the Next Level - The class is designed to take you deeper into the tool set of Canvas so that you can work smarter. This is a great course for faculty that want to extend their course past the basics and utilize the deeper functionality of Canvas.

Assessment Awesomeness- This series of sessions starts with the basics assessments in Respondus and Canvas and ends covering (as time allows) high level tasks in both. We also cover best practices in security. Participants are encouraged to bring laptops, to follow along.

Lights, Camera, Courses! - This course is an overview of the video capabilities at UAB School of Nursing. We will discuss: how to present yourself well on a video conference, how to record your own video introduction in Canvas, the process of using a Narrated PowerPoints in your course, a basic overview of the video capabilities for creating a demonstration or scenario and how you can utilize it for your course or presentation.

Ripped from the Email: Top Canvas Issues Solved - This is a B.Y.O.D. (Bring Your Own Device) session so that you can get hands on experience solving the most common issues received by the e-Learning group.

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