Writing Resources

Need help with formatting APA Style?

Lister Hill Library has an online resource how to site all electronic resources in APA style—from ebooks, to websites, to videos. Click here to access the LHL APA Style Guide to Electronic Resources, 6th Edition Resource.

40 Things Editors Won’t Tell You (But You Need to Know)

From "Nurse Author & Editor" a helpful website full of topics that include cover letters, ethics, peer review and getting published. Click here for more information.

Abstract Writing Session  - Available on the CCTS YouTube channel

Clinical and Translational Science (CTS) Training Program presentation on abstract writing from one of LSUHSC’s finest—Dr. Paula Gregory, director, Office of Faculty Development and professor of Genetics. Dr. Gregory presented from New Orleans using new videoconferencing tools at CCTS. You can catch Dr. Gregory’s presentation on abstract writing on the CCTS YouTube channel.

Call For Papers! The Global Qualitative Nursing Research Journal

About Global Qualitative Nursing Research (GQNR) is a groundbreaking new international, peer-reviewed, open-access journal focusing on qualitative research in the field of nursing. The Journal specializes in topics important to nurses: nursing, care, health, and illness. GQNR publishes research articles, qualitatively-driven mixed-method designs, meta-analyses, and articles focused on methodological development. Special sections include Ethics, Methodological Development, Developing the Theoretical Base of Nursing, Establishing Evidence, and Application to Practice. View the Manuscript Submission Guidelines for full author instructions.

Beware of Predatory Publishers!

It is important to be wary of the possible pitfalls and perils of publishing in open-source, pay-to-publish journals.  While there are legitimate and highly respected open-source journals it is worth your time to do your homework to assess the credibility of which journal you submit your article to.  Here is a small compilation of resources on this topic.

Publishing Opportunities

 NAHRS Selected List of Nursing Journals

The Nursing and Allied Health Resources Section has listed over 200 Nursing journals with a wealth of information from contact information to frequency of publications and more!

Medical Publishing Triage – Chronicling Predatory Open Access Publishers

This editorial examines the problem of predatory publishers and how they have negatively affected scholarly communication. Society relies on high-quality, peer-reviewed articles for public policy, legal cases, and improving the public health. Researchers need to be aware of how predatory publishers operate and need to avoid falling into their traps. The editorial examines the recent history of predatory publishers and how they have become prominent in the world of scholarly journals

Writing for Publication

Check out this handy little booklet that aims to give useful information and helpful suggestions to nurses  who are thinking of writing and publishing an article to help demystify the process.  Read up on tips to write a review article, a clinical article, an empirical research article and more!

Ask Jane! The Journal/Author Name Estimator

Have you recently written a paper, but you're not sure to which journal you should submit it? Or maybe you want to find relevant articles to cite in your paper? Or are you an editor, and do you need to find reviewers for a particular paper? Jane can help!

Have a Resource you would like to share?

email Lauren Antia at lar@uab.edu

Funding Announcements - Fall 2016

Dr. Jennifer Frank's Grant Picks!

UAB Comprehensive Cancer Center Funding for Junior Faculty - Due Jan 17

ACS-IRG Junior Faculty Development Grant - The purpose of this grant is to provide “seed” money for the initiation of a promising new cancerrelated project to obtain preliminary results that facilitate successful competition for a national research grant. There will be 4 awards this year: Three awards will be open to projects in any area of cancer research. There will be one award in an Area of Special Interest to the ACS. This year the Areas of Special Interest are psychosocial and behavioral research, health policy and health services research, cancer in the poor and medically underserved, and childhood cancer. Only cancer-related projects will be considered. All awards are for $40,000 for one year. Click here for more information.

Institute for Humane Studies Conference and Research Grant

For a motivated graduate student who’s moving toward an academic career and you have an incredible paper that you’re going to be presenting at a conference iional community - The IHS Conference & Research Grant provides up to $750 to cover travel costs and fees for career-related expenses.The Grant is awarded on a rolling basis to current graduate students advancing the principles of freedom through their career. Click here for more information.

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

Fall 2016

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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Dr. Frank's Funding Picks - Fall 2016

Dear Faculty,

There are three new opportunities on this week’s grants update.
  • NIH/PA-17-008 - Large Research Projects for Prevention of Healthcare-Associated Infections (R01)
  • HRSA-17-093 - Maternal and Child Environmental Health Collaborative Improvement and Innovation Network (CoIIN)
  • HHS-2017-ACL-NIDILRR-SFGE-0193 - Switzer Research Fellowships Program (for disabilities research)From HRSA

Please see the attachment for links and more information.

- Dr. Jennifer Frank