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.
The Deep South Resource Center for Minority Aging Research (RCMAR) invites Letters of Intent to apply for one-year pilot grants focusing on minority aging and health disparities in the AfricanAmerican population.
The Letter of Intent (LOI) is due by Wednesday, December 11, 2013. Letters of Intent will be reviewed on a rolling basis as they are submitted. Those judged to be responsive to this call forproposals and potentially competitive for funding will be invited to submit full proposals that will be due on Wednesday, February 12, 2014.
The Deep South RCMAR focuses on health issues for which disparities between older African Americans and whites have been established, giving special emphasis to issues related to rural elders; intervention research addressing exercise, diet, or preventive health strategies; and studies addressing socio-economic, discrimination, trust, and bioethical issues impacting both measures of both physical and mental health. Proposed pilot projects must demonstrate relevance to minority aging and healthdisparities in the African American population, and should focus upon specific social, cultural, and behavioral mechanisms to improve physical and mental health or cognitive function by emphasizing research designed to:(1) develop and/or examine the efficacy of theory-based, culturally-relevant strategies on disease and disability prevention and health promotion,(2) implement effective evidence-based community, group, or individual based interventions that will result in optimal health outcomes, and(3) improve the measurement of social, psychological, economic, demographic, and other constructs germane to the health of older minority populations.
Up to three pilot developmental projects of no more than $25,000 will be funded in the 2014-2015 cycle.
Applicants are encouraged to utilize multiple levels of analyses and an interdisciplinary approach.Because problems related to minority health are embedded in multiple systems, interaction among the cultural, social, behavioral, psychophysiological, and clinical sciences is anticipated and encouraged. (See http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-AG-12-012.html for more information)
The UAB Comprehensive Diabetes Center (UCDC) would like to invite faculty to submit applications for this year’s Seed Funding program focusing on novel diabetes drug targets or biomarkers for beta cell stress. Diabetes is characterized by reduction of the insulin producing beta cells in the pancreas. The purpose of this award is to allow UAB faculty to initiate novel basic research projects to discover new targets to preserve beta cells in the pancreas and/or develop new biomarkers of beta cell stress or beta cell death. Please note that the intent of this award is to support basic science projects. For clinical or translational projects, the UCDC has partnered with the CCTS via the Translational Research Intramural Grant Program. It is expected that provided seed funding will be utilized to obtain sufficient data to apply for significant extramural funding. Eligibility: Funding will be available to full time UAB faculty members at any rank, but a strong track record of publication and funding is desirable. (Junior investigators and scientists interested in other topics should apply to the DRTC/UCDC RFA for Pilot Projects. For more information on that program, please email Eva at email@example.com). Funding and Review Process: The UCDC Seed Funding Program will fund studies at up to $50,000 for one year. Because the scope and nature of the applications may vary, the size of the award may also vary. Applications will be selected for funding based on merit using NIH study section criteria. Projects will be favored if consistent with the focus of this RFA and likely to lead to future NIH funding; multiple PIs are admissible. Funding for selected projects is expected to begin January 1, 2014.
The UAB-VA Health Services, Outcomes, and Effectiveness Research (HSOER) Training Program, a coordinated mentored research fellowship program, is accepting applications for the following postdoctoral positions with July 1, 2014 start dates. UAB National Research Services Award (T32) Fellowships in Health Services, Outcomes, and Effectiveness Research (Kenneth Saag, MD, MSc, Program Director; Monika Safford, MD, Co-Director) These are full-time, 2-year mentored research training positions funded through National Research Services Awards T32’s supported by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ).• Eligibility: Clinical or research doctoral degree required (e.g., MD, DMD, PharmD, PhD, ScD, DrPH, or equivalent). Must be a U.S. Citizen or have permanent resident status.• Includes: NRSA stipend, health insurance, and tuition & fees to obtain the MSPH in Outcomes Research or Epidemiology with a concentration in pharmacoepidemiology and CER. • Program content areas include but may not be limited to:• Healthcare efficiency and disparities• Healthcare quality measurement and improvement• Patient-Centered Outcomes Research • Comparative Effectiveness Research• Pharmacoepidemiology and Patient Safety • Translating Research Evidence into Practice and Policy • Economic Evaluation and Decision Analytic Modeling• Health InformaticsFellowships may be coordinated with clinical specialty or subspecialty residency training programs to support research training for residents and fellows interested in outcomes and effectiveness research. The application deadline is December 16, 2013.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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.