Faculty Scholarships, Pre, & Post Doc Opportunities, Summer 2016

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.” 

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 - Summer 2016

Dear Faculty,

There have been numerous interesting new grants posted over the last two weeks:

From NIH:

  • Ethical Issues in Research on HIV/AIDS and its Co-Morbidities (R21)/R01
  • Ethical, Legal and Policy Issues in HIV Research with Key Populations (R21)/R01
  • Fundamental Mechanisms of Affective and Decisional Processes in Cancer Control (R01)
  • Bridges to the Doctorate (R25)
  • Promoting Organ and Tissue Donation among Diverse Populations
  • Advancing Interventions to Improve Medication Adherence (R21) – NINR

From the Department of Defense:

  • Department of the Army - W81XWH-16-BCRP- BREAKTHROUGH2_FL34 - Breast Cancer Research Program

From Foundations:

  • Robert Wood Johnson Foundation – Pioneering Ideas and a Culture of Health
  • One Great Community - 2016 Community Health Innovation Awards
  • American Association for Cancer Research - AACR NextGen Grants for Transformative Cancer Research

Click here for more information about this week's postings!

- Dr. Jennifer Frank

Funding Announcements - Summer 2016

Dr. Jennifer Frank's Grant Picks!

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

SON Talks & Conferences

Southeast Consortium for Substance Abuse Training - August 25

Please plan to attend the Southeast Consortium for Substance Abuse Training to be held August 25, 2016 from 8:00am – 2:00pm in NB 1006. Light refreshments will be served. CE is provided. Space is limited so please register here.

Led by Dr. J. Paul Seale, of Mercer University School of Medicine, Dana Seale, MAAP, and Susanne Fogger, DNP, CRNP, FAAN, this training will provide the specific tools and techniques used to integrate motivational interviewing into primary care practice as well as nursing curricula. Dr. Seale received funding from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) to integrate alcohol and drug abuse curriculum into training programs. Specifically, the curriculum trains nursing faculty, advanced practice registered nurses, and physicians to employ Motivational Interviewing in their practices. The presentation will include: Motivational Interviewing: The Basics Motivational Interviewing: Steps and Core Skills Strategies for Enhancing Motivation to Change Practice of Motivational Interviewing with Simple and Complex Reflections

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