Below are funding opportunities that are available from UAB departments and centers. Use the contact information provided to the contact listed to find out more about each particular funding opportunity.
If you are interested in finding funding opportunities from sources outside of UAB please refer to IRAP's SPIN and SMARTS tools. Information about SPIN and SMARTS can be found at www.uab.edu/IRAP or by contacting IRAPPROFILE@uab.edu.
If you would like to have a funding opportunity posted to this list please email a description and a PDF of the RFA to UABResearch@uab.edu.
Center for Nanoscale Materials and Biointegration (CNMB) has now launched a recruitment drive for our 2014 National Science Foundation (NSF) supported Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) program on UAB campus.
Attached is the flyer.The program dates are May 19th – July 26th, 2014. Application deadline is March 15th.
The National Transdisciplinary Collaborative Center for African American Men’s Health (NTCC) (U54MD008620), led by the University of Minnesota and the University of Alabama at Birmingham, invites applications for community-based research projects on disparities in unintentional and violence-related injuries, mental disorders, and chronic diseases, including cardiovascular disease, stroke, and cancer, especially prostate cancer, in African American men across their life course.BackgroundThe NTCC provides a national scope for a comprehensive approach to socioeconomic, psychosocial, and biological factors driving and sustaining the pronounced disparities experienced by African American males in unintentional and violence-related injuries, mental disorders, and chronic diseases, including cardiovascular disease, stroke, and cancer, especially prostate cancer, across their life course. The NTCC focuses on collaborative strategies between academic investigators and community partners to explore the determinants of morbidity and premature mortality among African American men.In exploring the factors responsible for the differential outcomes of African American men in unintentional and violence-related injuries, mental disorders, and chronic diseases, the NTCC promotes an integrative approach that accounts for multiple simultaneous pathways to poor health outcomes, including environmental factors as well as psychosocial and biological factors. The NTCC thus encourages trans-disciplinary collaboration between academic experts and community stakeholders to study the pathways to disparities in African American men’s health. Such an integrative approach is the only feasible strategy for understanding how risk of disease is differentially acquired and manifested over the life course, and how it can be ameliorated.
To stimulate academic-community partnerships, the NTCC Collaborations and Partnerships Core will connect academic investigators with community partners with national presence such as the National USA Foundation, Inc., 100 Black Men of America, Inc., and the National Football League. Applicants are required to contact the Collaborations and Partnerships Core at either University of Alabama at Birmingham or University of Minnesota for a consultation about available resources and services. Contact information is provided at the end of this document. Additionally, biostatistical and study design support may be provided to funded pilot research projects, if needed.
The purpose of this funding mechanism is to promote aging research among the CFAR investigators and engage OAIC researchers in the field of HIV. Four one-year pilot awards will be made of up to $30,000 each. Download the full RFA for instructions and forms.
Applications are currently being solicited for one predoctoral traineeship:Earliest start date: 01 May 2014.Application deadline: 31 March 2014.**Pre-Doctoral Training Opportunity**University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) UAB Center for Exercise MedicineProgram Title: Interdisciplinary Training in Pathobiology and Rehabilitation MedicineGrant Number: 1T32HD071866Sponsor: NIH National Center for Medical Rehabilitation ResearchPurpose:The overarching goal of this training program is to develop future leaders in translational rehabilitation research who are specifically equipped to test and disseminate novel rehabilitative strategies that will alleviate functional impairment and compromised life quality in the face of chronic disease management. Exercise medicine is a major focus of this training program.Eligibility:• UAB predoctoral student in good standing preparing to enter the second year of a relevant graduate program (e.g., Graduate Biomedical Sciences, Rehabilitation Science, Nutrition Sciences).• Interest in translational research ranging from mechanisms of disease pathobiology to rehabilitation strategies (e.g., exercise medicine, experimental therapeutics, device development).• U.S. citizen or permanent resident.Support Provided to each Trainee:• Stipend (maximum of two years at NIH-defined level).• Translational research mentoring team.• 60% of tuition and fees.• Health insurance.• Supplies for research and educational purposes.• Travel funds.Core Levels of Inquiry:• Cellular and molecular pathobiology of disease.• Rehabilitation science and exercise physiology.• Rehabilitation medicine (i.e. clinical trials).*Most trainees will be actively engaged in research across two or more core levels.Areas of Concentration:• Neuromusculoskeletal disorders.• Cardiometabolic diseases.*Cross-cutting themes with training opportunities include cancer and aging.Application, Review, and Selection:1. Applicants should submit a letter of interest and CV to email@example.com. Applicants will be reviewed by the Executive Committee, followed by interviews of the top candidates.3. The selected candidate will prepare an Individual Development Plan with the primary mentor and mentoring team. To learn more about the primary mentors and their research programs, click here.Learn more about the Center and training program at www.uab.edu/exercise.Program Director:Marcas M Bamman, PhDProfessor, Department of Cell, Developmental, and Integrative BiologyDirector, UAB Center for Exercise MedicineUniversity of Alabama at Birminghammbamman@uab.eduExecutive Committee:David Brown, PT, PhD, Professor and Director, Rehabilitation Science predoctoral programLou Dell’Italia, MD, Professor, Division of Cardiovascular Disease, Department of MedicineAmie McLain, MD, Professor and Chair, Department of Physical Medicine and RehabilitationDavid Standaert, MD, PhD, Professor and Chair, Department of NeurologyUAB is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer dedicated to furthering the diversification of its workforce.
The Mid-South Transdisciplinary Collaborative Center for Health Disparities Research (Mid-South TCC) (U54MD008176), led by the University of Alabama at Birmingham in partnership with Jackson State University, University of Mississippi Medical Center, Louisiana State University, and Dillard University, invites applications for community-based research projects on disparities in obesity, with a focus on pathways to obesity and related chronic diseases and the mechanisms connecting these pathways to health disparities throughout the life course. All projects must include at least one academic investigator and at least one community organization from the pool of community partners listed in the attached PDF.
Background: The importance of social, economic, cultural, and environmental factors for driving and sustaining health disparities is increasingly recognized. The World Health Organization identifies the social determinants of health (SDH) as “the circumstances in which people are born, grow up, live, work, and age.” (WHO Commission on Social Determinants of Health: Final Report; www.who.int/social_determinants/thecommission/finalreport). These circumstances are shaped by social and economic policies, the distribution of power and resources, education, and other fundamental social factors. For the purpose of this funding announcement, the SDH refer to social conditions (lifestyles, living and work situations), class position (income, education, and occupation), stressful circumstances, poverty, and economic (e.g., unemployment, recession), political (e.g., policies, government benefits), and religious factors that affect the health of individuals, groups, and communities, either negatively or positively. Further information on the topic of SDH can be obtained at http://www.cdc.gov/socialdeterminants/.In exploring the factors responsible for the differential health outcomes of minority populations in obesity and related chronic diseases, the Mid-South TCC promotes an integrative approach that accounts for multiple influences, including social, behavioral, and biological, which interplay to affect the etiology, management, and amelioration of obesity and chronic diseases. Further, the Mid-South TCC requires collaboration between academic experts and community stakeholders in studying the pathways to disparities in obesity and chronic diseases. The community at large will benefit from the collaborative process where research studies and health interventions are developed and implemented by taking into account the experiences and needs of multiple stakeholders and holding a dialogue about the research agenda. Purpose: The Mid-South TCC seeks to fund community-based research projects that investigate the social, economic, cultural, and environmental factors driving and sustaining health disparities in obesity and related chronic diseases and the way these factors interact to impact a person’s health and produce disparate health outcomes in minority populations. Proposed research should consider pathways to obesity and related chronic diseases and the mechanisms connecting such pathways to health disparities throughout the life course. Examples of proposed research include: 1) Studies of the relationship between social factors and health during critical periods in the life course, such as pregnancy, early childhood, and old age; 2) Longitudinal studies that reveal lagged, cumulative, and contemporaneous effects of SDH over the life span; 3) Studies to identify the effect of specific social determinants on biological and behavioral mechanisms that produce health disparities; 4) Implementation and evaluation of community-based interventions to reduce disparities in obesity and related chronic diseases by influencing specific social determinants; 5) Any other studies that advance the theme of the Mid-South TCC as described above.Available ResourcesThe Mid-South TCC will provide support to funded pilot research projects through the services of three Cores: 1) Social Determinants of Health Measurement Core; 2) Academic-Community Engagement Core; and 3) Biostatistics and Study Design Core. To stimulate academic-community partnerships, the Mid-South TCC Academic-Community Engagement Core will connect academic investigators with appropriate community partners as needed. Applicants are highly encouraged to identify what Cores may be relevant to their proposed research and to contact the Core leaders at their respective institution for a consultation about available Core resources and services. Core leaders are listed at the end of this document.
The Gulf States Collaborative Center for Health Policy Research (Gulf States CC) (U54MD008602), led by the Bayou Clinic, Inc., a Federally Qualified Health Center Look-Alike, in collaboration with The University of Southern Mississippi and the University of Alabama at Birmingham, invites applications for community-based research projects on health policy. The research projects should examine the socioeconomic, environmental, and/or health and health-system policies that contribute to disparate health outcomes in vulnerable populations and should assist in generating policy change and health system improvement that increase community resilience and improve the health of vulnerable populations in the Gulf States region (Alabama and Mississippi).
The UAB Faculty Development Grant Program (FDGP) provides seed money for research, teaching and service related projects designed to enhance the effectiveness of individual full-time UAB faculty members by providing funds for them to undertake new efforts for which time or money is not generally available. This year, separate funds are also available to support up to three additional grants in the area of women’s health and sex differences. FDG applications are due on Tuesday, April 1, 2014. The grant program is open to all UAB full‐time faculty members. To be eligible, faculty must secure matching funds from their department and/or school. Priority will be given to junior faculty, however, senior faculty can apply as long as the proposed project represents a new research or training direction. If the applicant is not an independent faculty, then they must describe how the proposed project is separate from his/her mentor’s research/scholarly activity and how the funds received will be used to increase their independence. Applications for FDGP are available from the Faculty Senate and can be downloaded from the website (https://uabweb.ad.uab.edu/senate/Research/Pages/FDGP.aspx). Awards are made for one year. Awarded funds will be available beginning on August 1, 2014 and must be expended by August 31, 2015. If IRB and/or IACUC approval is required for the project, the approval page must be submitted prior to the release of funds. In submitting the application, the applicant agrees to provide a final report on the activities undertaken and outcomes to be posted to the Faculty Senate/FDGP website and to present at the fall 2015 FDGP Poster Session.
The Comprehensive Cardiovascular Center (CCVC) at UAB invites interdisciplinary research proposals that address critical issues relevant to cardiothoracic transplantation and mechanical circulatory support. Areas of specific interest include, but are not limited to outcomes, acute and chronic rejection (post-transplant vascular disease), infection, cardiac preservation, immunosuppression, tolerance, thrombosis, mechanisms of disease, and bleeding. If funded, the proposed start date of the CCVC High Impact Pilot grant will be July 1st, 2014. It is anticipated that 1 pilot project with a budget not exceeding a total of $80,000 will be awarded based on merit and availability of funds. Awardees will be asked to provide a one year report on project progress and a presentation on accomplishments to the CCVC Steering Committee.ELIGIBILITY and EXPECTATIONS1. Requires a minimum of two investigators and preference will be given to interdisciplinary collaborations.2. Open to all UAB faculty members at the Instructor level or above. It is expected that at least one of the investigators will be at the rank of Assistant Professor.3. Projects can be clinical, population, basic science, or a combination.4. Applications that are simply extensions of previous or ongoing, extramurally federally funded research will not be considered.5. The selected CCVC pilot project is expected to lead to the submission of an extramural multi-PI, NIH grant application.APPLICATION INFORMATION1. A two page pre-proposal should be submitted by April 1, 2014 and should include: title of proposal; names of the PI and applicants; a brief statement of goals; how the proposed research addresses a critical scientific or clinical issue related to cardiothoracic transplantation and/or mechanical circulatory support and plans for a subsequent application for extramural funding. 2. PIs of the most meritorious pre-proposals will be notified by May 2, 2014 and the full proposal will be due by 5 PM on June 2nd, 2014. The full application must include, in the following order: Project title and summary describing the potential translational implications of the project and list of all participants, their expertise and contributions to the project, (1 page); NIH bio-sketches for each proposed faculty participant (max 4 pages per investigator); Budget and justification, including description of management of the project, (max 2 pages); Scientific overview of project including hypotheses, aims, significance, innovation, clinical relevance and approach (5 pages)Timeline of planned milestones and deliverables, with a description of the NIH (or other) grant mechanism that will be targeted (0.5 page).APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONSApplications must be submitted electronically in a single PDF to Cynthia Joiner, PhD (Irwin@uab.edu) by 5:00pm CT on April 1, 2014 (pre-proposal) and June 2, 2014 (final proposal). All applications should use the NIH PHS 398 forms for the cover page, key personnel, budget, budget justification and the 4 page NIH biosketch with other support for all key personnel. Applications must use Arial 11 point font with 0.5 inch margins. Applications that are not formatted as described will not be reviewed.SCHEDULEFebruary 3, 2014: RFA AnnouncementApril 1, 2014: Pre-proposal deadlineMay 2, 2014: Successful applicants notified and full proposal requestedJune 2, 2014: Full proposal deadline; July 1, 2014: Funding start date
The Comprehensive Cardiovascular Center (CCVC) at UAB invites population and/or clinical interdisciplinary, multi-investigator research proposals that address critical issues relevant to cardiovascular disease. Areas of specific interest include Cardiac Reparative and Regenerative Medicine; Cardiovascular Risk Factors and Prevention; Hypertension, Heart Failure and Transplantation; Heart Rhythm and Arrhythmias; Valvular and Congenital Disease; and Vascular and Ischemic Heart Disease.