Highlighted Announcements, August 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.

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.

UAB Research Orientation Program-CCTS

NEW RESEARCH TRAINING OPPORTUNITY for Faculty, Coordinators, Budget & Regulatory Staff: New to the UAB platform of education offerings for research is a program designed for young investigators and research staff that are new to research (possibly within the first 2 months of starting in research).   The content of the program will be a basic review of how to implement a sponsored or investigator initiated study including clinical, regulatory and financial aspects. The intent of this program is to provide a basic overview of implementing a study, familiarize attendees with the language, and hopefully provide guidance on avoiding pitfalls when starting out.  This is not an all-encompassing program, but will provide basic tools and some of the necessary language in order to successfully conduct a research study. Click here for more information.

An Evidence-Based Practice ToolKit for Beside Nurses Conference - October 23

This is a conference for all nurses who are interested in conducting nursing research, promoting quality improvement, and embracing evidence-based practice in clinical healthcare settings including clinical nurses, administrators, managers, clinical nurse specialists, educators, researchers, and students. October 23 from 8-4 at the Kennesaw State University Conference Center.  For more information visit their website here.

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.

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