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.
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Survey data of specific population groups is essential to investigators with an idea or proposal for a grant application, yet is often difficult to come by even in existing data sources such as the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS). ROSA is a new investment in research infrastructure that offers investigators access to the resources of the School of Public Health’s Survey Research Unit (SRU) to develop, collect, and compile preliminary survey data. ROSA will be offered quarterly as either a short single investigator survey or a multi-investigator survey targeting a specific demographic (e.g., children) or theme (e.g., access to health care services).
Investigators interested in using ROSA will submit their request/idea to the ROSA Group, a nimble committee of senior investigators who will review the questions, determine the size of the survey, and facilitate analysis of the results. A single-investigator ROSA may take 6 weeks from contact with the ROSA Group to completion. A multi-investigator ROSA may take 8 weeks or more depending on the number of investigators, demographics, and the like.
The Survey Research Unit (SRU) and the Center for the Study of Community Health will fund up to 4 survey project proposals for a total of $20,000. Four-page proposals are due June 20, 2015. The proposals must summarize the research hypotheses to be tested, their significance, empirical methodology to be employed, and must involve collecting primary data from residents of Alabama through a telephone survey conducted by the SRU. Data collection is not limited to health-related information.
The award will cover SRU faculty and staff time required for the development and implementation of the CATI survey instrument and assistance with development of any subsequent full-scale proposal. This opportunity is open to all full-time UAB faculty. The proposals will be reviewed and selected for funding by a committee appointed by the SRU Executive Committee. Please submit inquiries and project proposals to:
Additional information on the SOPH and the SRU and may be found at:
Email to: CSCH_ROSA@UAB.EDU
Janna Tharp (firstname.lastname@example.org)