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 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 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.
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.
Each year the CDC releases a group of Special Interest Projects through the Prevention Research Center (PRC) Program. Applications are required to go through the UAB PRC – the Center for the Study of Community Health – for administrative purposes.
The UAB Microbiome Research Center is soliciting applications for pilot and feasibility projects to support projects that investigate the role of the microbiome in health and disease. Proposals that link ongoing clinical studies with microbiome, and studies of the microbiome in animal model systems are encouraged.
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.
The UAB Faculty Development Grant Program (FDGP) provides money for projects to enhance the effectiveness of UAB faculty members by providing funds for them to undertake new efforts for which resources are not otherwise available.
Faculty may submit applications in one of three categories: Creative Work, Scholarly Activity, and Basic and Translational Research.
FDGP applications are due by 12:00 noon, Wednesday, February 15, 2017 and can be uploaded starting December 15, 2016.
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