Research and Economic Development

Research and Economic Development

Research and Economic Development


Since its beginnings only a few decades ago, UAB has become one of the nation’s leading research universities. Immersed in an entrepreneurial, interdisciplinary culture, UAB faculty, staff, and trainees continually make groundbreaking discoveries in research and scholarship that span the arts, sciences, and medicine. In support of UAB’s dynamic research enterprise, the Office of the Vice-President for Research and Economic Development strives to
  • Promote research and scholarship by faculty,staff, and trainees;
  • Foster an environment of integrity in research and scholarship;
  • Improve the quality of service of Research Administration units; and
  • Enhance economic development based on UAB research and scholarship.
This website is designed to facilitate those goals. If you have suggestions for improving the website’s functionality, or would like to see additional features or capabilities added, email Thanks for all you do to make UAB an internationally renowned research university.


Richard B. Marchase, PhD
Vice-President for Research and Economic Development


  • Second Town Hall Series to Introduce New Processes for Issuing and Monitoring Subawards and Provide Guidance on Calculating Effort

    Uniform Guidance increases UAB ‘s responsibility to document and monitor the activities of subawards made from federal awards.   The second in the Townhall series will introduce new procedures for requesting and monitoring subawards. 

    Also to be presented is guidance on using Institutional Base Salary to calculate effort to be charged to federal awards.  

    If you are responsible for managing the financial or programmatic aspects of externally funded grants with subawards or charging faculty effort to federal awards,  you are strongly encouraged to attend.  The first meeting is at Noon on Tuesday, December 16, 2014 in Margaret Cameron Spain Auditorium.  Registration is not required. 

    Information provided in this meeting will be repeated at Noon on Wednesday, December 17, 2014 in Room 102 of Heritage Hall.  Following this meeting, the presentation will be posted on the Uniform Guidance section of the Office of the Vice President for Research and Economic Development site: (

    Posted by Office of the Vice President for Research and Economic Development | 12/09/14
  • Funding Application Submissions to the Office of Sponsored Programs (OSP)

    In a continuing effort to partner with UAB faculty to ensure the timely and efficient processing of funding application submissions to the OSP, and in conjunction with the recently announced OSP Review Plan, the following changes are effective Wednesday, December 3, 2014;

    Submissions to the OSP must include all required documents or the submission will be placed in an IRAP status of “Incomplete Submission” and will not be review or processed until the complete submission is received. A listing of required documents for each submission type can be found at OSP Required Documents - Federal and Non Profit and OSP Required Documents for Non-Federal and For Profit. In order to be considered complete funding application submissions that:

    • require SF424 application forms must be submitted to the OSP Dropbox simultaneously with the submission of other required documents to;
    • are ASSIST submissions must include the application identifier in the application package e-mail; and
    • are NSF submissions must be in FastLane’s view/edit mode.

    The PI and Support Staff Contact will receive an email notification documenting the incomplete submission, and identifying the specific missing documents. Note an incomplete submission:

    • does not get the submission into a queue;
    • will not be routed to an OSP officer or specialist until all required documents are received. The OSP Review Plan timeline does not begin until all required documents for the submission are received.

    The missing required documents should be submitted to along with the OSP assigned number provided with the incomplete submission email notification as expeditiously as possible to ensure a timely routing of the submission for review.

    Should you have any questions, please contact your OSP officer or

    Posted by Office of Sponsored Programs | 12/03/14
  • OSP Review Plan

    It is the Office of Sponsored Programs’ (OSP) goal to partner with faculty to facilitate the submission of the most competitive funding applications possible. As a result of input from deans and various faculty, OSP will implement the following effective Tuesday, November 25, 2014. The OSP
    • will begin accepting pdf copies of the UAB Extramural Support Checklist and the Responsible Personnel List (RPL) for application packages submitted to OSP. Note: the pdf copy of the Checklist must reflect original signatures on page 3, the Program Director/Principal Investigator (PD/PI) Certifications and Signatures. There is no longer a need to hand-deliver a signed original to OSP. Both the Checklist and RPL must be submitted to in order for your submission to be properly set up.
    • will provide a Complete or Limited review for all deadline driven application submissions in accordance with the OSP Review Plan.
    Please direct questions to your OSP officer. Thanks for your efforts in driving our research agenda.
    Posted by Office of Sponsored Programs | 11/20/14
  • Uniform Guidance Information Website Launched

    A new website has been developed related to Uniform Guidance and how it impacts the UAB research community.  A "Cost Principles Quick Guide to Allowable Costs" has been developed, and Notices have been posted providing additional detail on the following subjects:

    • Indirect Cost Rate for Subawards
    • Charging Participant Costs
    • Charging Computer Devices as Supplies
    • Charging Salaries of Administrative and Clerical Staffs

    Additionally, links to presentations, listings of upcoming Uniform Guidance events, and resource links are listed.

    The information on this site will continue to grow, so look for notices about new or updated content through the OSP list serve, or periodically check back at the Uniform Guidance website.

    For questions, contact:


    Or check the Frequently Asked Questions at the Uniform Guidance (A-81) link of the What’s New section on the OSP home page.

    Posted by Office of the Vice President for Research and Economic Development | 10/10/14
  • Important NIH Notices - February 2014

    NIH Guide for Grants and Contracts

    • Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award (NRSA) Stipends, Tuition/Fees and Other Budgetary Levels Effective for Fiscal Year 2014
      (NOT-OD-14-046) Office of the Director, NIH
    • Notice of Salary Limitation on Grants, Cooperative Agreements, and Contracts
      (NOT-OD-14-052) National Institutes of Health
    • Notice of Legislative Mandates in Effect for FY2014
      (NOT-OD-14-053) National Institutes of Health
    • NIH Fiscal Policy for Grant Awards FY 2014
      (NOT-OD-14-055) Office of the Director, NIH
    • Phase-out and Termination of NCI Participation in the NIH MERIT (R37) Program
      National Cancer Institute
    Posted by Office of Sponsored Programs | 02/20/14



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