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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 or bioethical issues impacting physical or mental health. Proposals must demonstrate relevance to minority aging and health disparities in the African American population, and should focus on specific social, cultural, or behavioral mechanisms to improve physical and mental health or cognitive function.
The Gregory Fleming James Cystic Fibrosis Research Center is soliciting application for pilot and feasibility projects to support new research initiatives in cystic fibrosis pathophysiology and intervention. The pilot and feasibility mechanism is designed to provide support for a limited time (two years, up to $75,000/year direct costs for translational research). Projects should test innovative hypotheses that may have significant impact on basic or clinical aspects of the disease and lead to preliminary data for independent grants in the area of cystic fibrosis science.
The Center for Healthy African American Men through Partnerships (CHAAMPS) (U54MD008620), led by UAB and the University of Minnesota, invites applications for translational and community-based research projects on disparities in unintentional and violence-related injuries and homicide, head injuries in athletes, and chronic diseases, including cardiovascular disease, stroke, hepatitis C, and cancer, especially prostate cancer, in African American men across their life course.
Research Focus: The pilot and feasibility program is intended to provide seed support for new and innovative research projects directed at basic, biochemical, translational, clinical, and community-based research questions that broadly pertain to diabetes, diabetes complications, and cardiometabolic disease. Pilot projects should be designed to generate sufficient data as the basis for further extramural funding (e.g., R01 applications) in order to substantially pursue and expand the line of investigation. In fact, in order to respond to NIH criteria for competitive renewal of the DRC, a key priority for your application should be to focus on subsequent extramural or R01 grant funding. Thus, your application will be reviewed with this in mind so please provide a short paragraph indicating how the award will facilitate R01 application development and the submission of a proposal. We will entertain 2 year projects if justification for the need is made in order to effectively develop an R01 (you will have to reapply in November of 2017 to get funded for your second year).
The UAB Multiple Sclerosis Center (MSC) invites letters of intent for pilot studies that address novel scientific questions related to the treatment of Multiple Sclerosis. Proposals may be basic, clinical, or translational in nature. The intent of this philanthropic support is to identify novel avenues of research pertinent to treatment for neurological disorders and to accelerate the most promising MS-related drug discovery projects. Priority will be given to projects that best align with this aim.
CFAR is pleased to release this RFA for new pilots incorporating the pillars of the CFAR mission of HIV Prevention, Drug Discovery, Pathogenesis and Understanding the Natural History of HIV in the Treatment Era.
The ADDA offers pilot funding opportunities in collaboration with, Southern Research, the UAB School of Medicine, the UAB Center for Clinical and Translational Science and with the UAB Comprehensive Cancer Center. Grants are for $50,000 per year for 2 years, with the second year of funding dependent on progress made in the first year. Funds can be utilized for any aspect of drug discovery and development, including - but not limited to - target validation, assay development for high-throughput screening, molecular modeling and medicinal chemistry efforts, or proof of concept studies in animals.
We are currently solliciting 2-page pre-proposals; selected investigators will then be invited to submit a full proposal in early 2017.
Through support from the UAB School of Medicine AMC21 Strategic Plan, The Center for Outcomes and Effectiveness Research and Education (COERE) and the Minority Health and Health Disparities Research Center (MHRC) are soliciting proposals for pilot funding in Outcomes, Disparities and Population Health Research. This opportunity is targeted at investigators who will be competitive for an R01, R18, PCORI, program project proposals, or equivalent independent funding. The PI will be a full-time UAB faculty member and have a record of substantial accomplishment in the subject area.
The UAB Diabetes Research Center (DRC) will be offering travel awards for graduate students and post-doctoral or clinical fellows who will be presenting their work as an accepted poster or oral presentation at the American Diabetes Association (ADA) 77th Scientific Sessions, June 9-13, 2017 in San Diego, CA.
The DRC will be able to fund up to 10 awards at $1,000 each. Abstract submission for the 77th Scientific Sessions will open on October 3, 2016 and close on January 3, 2017.
The UAB Center for the Study of Community Health (CSCH) announces the 2017 Community Health Scholars pilot grant program, an initiative to encourage community-based participatory research (CBPR) by UAB faculty.
Up to three (3) Community Health Scholars will receive one year of pilot funding of up to $30,000 each 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.
NIH-funded training grant fellowships are available for research training in the areas broadly related to kidney diseases. Trainees will pursue a one to two-year research program in the laboratory of an established basic or clinical research scientist, supplemented with training in advanced biostatistics and bioethics courses.
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