Research and Economic Development

Research and Economic Development

Welcome

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 uabresearch@uab.edu. Thanks for all you do to make UAB an internationally renowned research university.

Sincerely,

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

News & Announcements

  • NIH Notices – August 22, 2016

    Notices

    • New Policy Eliminates Most Appendix Material for NIH/AHRQ/NIOSH Applications Submitted for Due Dates On or After January 25, 2017
      (NOT-OD-16-129) National Institutes of Health
      Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
      National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
    • Changes to the NIH/AHRQ Policy on Post-Submission Materials for Applications Submitted for Due Dates On or After January 25, 2017
      (NOT-OD-16-130) National Institutes of Health
      Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
      National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
    • Projected FY 2017 Stipend Levels for Postdoctoral Trainees and Fellows on Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Awards (NRSA)
      (NOT-OD-16-131) National Institutes of Health
      Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
      Health Resources and Services Administration
    • Revised: Projected FY 2017 Stipend Levels for Postdoctoral Trainees and Fellows on Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Awards (NRSA)
      (NOT-OD-16-134) National Institutes of Health
    Posted by Office of Sponsored Programs | 08/22/16
  • UAB Joins Federal Demonstration Partnership’s (FDP) Clearinghouse Pilot Program

    In an effort to streamline the process for both incoming and outgoing federal subawards, UAB has joined the Federal Demonstration Partnership’s (FDP) Expanded Clearinghouse. This is a pilot program for certain FDP institutions and provides audit, demographic and fiscal information needed by pass-through entities (PTEs) when they are issuing federal subawards. Now, when UAB issues a federal subaward to another entity in the pilot program, collection of the Subrecipient Assurance form is no longer required. Instead, the necessary information will be obtained from the entity’s profile in the Expanded Clearinghouse; a searchable list of the participating entities along with their profiles can be found FDP Expanded Clearinghouse website.

    Attached is a PDF of the participating institutions. Project-specific information (such as Human Subjects use, Animal Subjects use, etc.) will still need to be collected from the entities including a new, project specific form for that will be released shortly.

    For incoming subawards, we will no longer need to complete forms containing this information from other pilot institutions. The FDP web site has sample language to send to other pilot participants when we are asked to complete such forms.

    Additional information can be found on the FDP website and will be available shortly the Office of Sponsored Programs website. If you have questions, please contact askosp@uab.edu.

    Posted by Office of Sponsored Programs | 08/22/16
  • Conflict of Interest Re-training Required for Many Investigators this Year

    On August 24th 2012, financial conflict of interest training became mandatory for all research personnel responsible for the design, conduct or reporting of research. The Federal Final Rule that established this requirement also stipulates that re-training is required every four years. For many investigators, re-training will be required this year. Email notifications will be sent out informing investigators when they need to re-train. Please contact the Office of the Conflict of Interest Review Board (OCIRB) at (205) 975-9691 if you have any questions about re-training.

    Posted by Office of the Conflict of Interest Review Board | 08/22/16
  • Department of Defense Breast Cancer Research Program Funding Opportunities for Fiscal Year 2016

    Per the Fiscal Year 2016 (FY16) Defense Appropriations Act, $120 million was allocated to the Department of Defense Breast Cancer Research Program (BCRP) in support of breast cancer research. FY16 BCRP Program Announcements and General Application Instructions for the following award mechanisms are posted on the Grants.gov.
    FY16 BCRP applications must address one or more of the following challenges:
    • Prevent breast cancer (primary prevention)
    • Identify determinants of breast cancer initiation, risk, or susceptibility
    • Distinguish deadly from indolent breast cancer
    • Conquer the problems of overdiagnosis and overtreatment
    • Identify what drives breast cancer growth; determine how to stop it
    • Identify why some breast cancers become metastatic
    • Determine why/how breast cancer cells lay dormant for years and then re-emerge (recurrence); determine how to prevent recurrence
    • Revolutionize treatment regimens by replacing them with ones that are more effective and less toxic
    • Eliminate the mortality associated with metastatic breast cancer
    Please review the attached announcement (PDF) for more detailed information and instructions regarding applications.
    Posted by Office of Sponsored Programs | 08/22/16
  • Research Town Hall: The Implications of the FLSA Mandate on Postdoc Salaries

    ​​Join us on Wednesday, August 24 in Spain Auditorium at 4 pm for an open discussion on the implications of the FLSA mandate on postdoc salaries.  Deans and Central Administration are investing in a plan that we see as striving to be fair to all our postdocs, while at the same time easing the burden on our investigators in order to minimize disruption to ongoing research programs. We will also discuss the Research Career ladder and its implementation.  Event information can be found here.

     

     

    Posted by Office of the Vice President for Research and Economic Development | 08/18/16
  • eRA Enhancements - August 17, 2016

    Expect new features and improvements to be released on August 18, 2016, for the Extramural Trainee Reporting and Career Tracking (xTRACT) system. 

    Features

    • Citations for publications from Pubmed may now be searched and imported.
    • Delegated assistant access has expanded for users with the “ASST” role.
    • “NIH Support” sections have been relabeled to “NIH and Other Agency Sources of Support on Record.”
    • The column for “Funding Source” in Table 4 interprets the funding agency as NIH, AHRQ, or Other Fed.
    • Calculated means across all years have an increased precision, displayed with up to one decimal point.
    • Output PDF documents now have internal bookmarks linking to the beginning of each training table.

    Fixes

    • A defect in Table 8 generation that allowed duplicate citing of the same source within a training year is now corrected.
    • Navigating to the list of Participating Faculty for an RTD should now see reduced response times and increased performance.

    Post-release details and screenshots will be made available through Online Help for xTRACT resources. Review the original article in the attached PDF or on the eRA News website.

    Posted by Office of Sponsored Programs | 08/17/16
  • UAB Extramural Support Checklist Updated

    A new version of the UAB Extramural Support Checklist is now available. Revisions include:

    • Fee for Service is available as a Submission Type and F&A Base on numbers 3 and 27 respectively.
    • In accordance with the OSP Review Plan, options for either a complete or limited review are available at the top of the form.
    • A check box for CME/CPE was added above the Dean’s signature on the signature page of the form.

    Please take this opportunity to download the 8/10/2016 version of the UAB Extramural Support Checklist from the Office of Sponsored Programs Forms webpage.

    Posted by Office of Sponsored Programs | 08/10/16
  • 4th Annual UAB Center for Exercise Medicine Symposium

    The 4th annual UCEM Symposium is set for Thursday, Sept. 22, at the Hill University Center (Ballroom). Register today (it's free!); submit an abstract for the poster competition, and become a center member. Visit our website to do all three: http://www.uab.edu/medicine/exercise/center-for-exercise-medicine-annual-symposium

    UAB Speakers:

    David Brown, PT, PhD, SHP Department of Physical Therapy
    Dori Pekmezi, PhD, SOPH Department of Health Behavior
    Ceren Yarar-Fisher, PT, PhD, SOM Department of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
    Rob Motl, PhD, SHP Department of Physical Therapy

    External Guests and Speakers:

    P. Darrell Neufer, PhD
    Director, East Carolina Diabetes and Obesity Institute
    Professor, Departments of Physiology and Kinesiology
    East Carolina University

    Krista Vandenborne, PT, PhD
    Professor and Chair, Department of Physical Therapy
    University of Florida

    Scott Trappe, PhD
    Professor and Director, Human Performance Laboratory
    Ball State University

    Anne McTiernan, MD, PhD
    Professor, Department of Epidemiology, School of Public Health
    Member, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
    University of Washington

    Mike Roberts, PhD
    Assistant Professor, School of Kinesiology
    Auburn University

    Posted by Center for Exercise Medicine | 08/08/16
  • NIH Extramural Nexus Updates - July 2016

    The NIH Extramural Nexus Updates for July 2016 have been released. Stories highlighted this month include:

    • Criterion Scores and Funding Outcomes
    • Data on Model Organism Funding
    • Fellowship Application Tips
    • And more…
    Posted by Office of Sponsored Programs | 08/02/16
  • Save the Date: Genetics and Genomics in Clinical Research Immersion Course (Fall 2016)

    October 10th-14th, 2016
    8:30 am-12: 30 pm
    Location:
    Finley Conference Center
    720 20th Street South
    Birmingham AL 35233
    Registration fee:
    $50- Faculty
    $25- Post-Doc
    $10- Students
    This course will review the principles, major technologies, and experimental approaches in genetics and genomics through both lectures and hands-on activities. Course will be taught by Dept of Genetics and HudsonAlpha faculty. 
    Registration information to be announced.
    Please save your spot by emailing Shaila Handattu at hande@uab.edu.
    Attachments:
    Posted by | 08/01/16

 

 

Upcoming Events
  • Rheumatic Diseases Cores Center Pilot and Feasibility Studies

    Intramural grants for pilot and feasibility studies in research related to arthritis, inflammation, or autoimmunity are available to support innovative, imaginative, and promising investigations.  The optimal proposal will utilize and expand upon existing Core technologies within the Comprehensive Flow Cytometry Core (CFCC), the High Resolution Imaging Facility (HRIF), the Epitope Recognition & Immunoreagent Core (ERIC), the Transgenic & Genetically Engineered Models Core (TGEMs) or the Rheumatology Arthritis Database and Repository (RADAR), to answer cutting edge questions and advance the field of rheumatic diseases research. Modest support ($20,000 in direct costs) is available for one year with the possibility of renewal for an additional year, for research in disciplines related to the broad mission of the National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases (NIAMS). 

    Sponsor:
    P30 AR048311 (P30 RDCC); CAMBAC
    Funding Amount(s):
    $20,000
    Application Due:
    Monday, August 29, 2016 5:00 PM
    Sponsor(s): P30 AR048311 (P30 RDCC); CAMBAC
  • Cystic Fibrosis Research Center Graduate Application Extension

    The Gregory Fleming James Cystic Fibrosis Research Center is soliciting application for two positions on our Research Development Project Research Training Core for trainee fellowships. One position is available for a graduate student, and another is available for a postdoctoral fellow.

    The Research Training Core is designed to provide support for one year, with the option for renewal for a second year upon documentation of satisfactory productivity. The Graduate Student fellowship will total $12,500 total, and can be applied to stipend, tuition, and fees. The Postdoctoral fellowship will total $43,680 total per year towards salary and fringe.

    Sponsor:
    Cystic Fibrosis Research Center
    Funding Amount(s):
    $12,500 - $43,680
    Application Due:
    Thursday, September 01, 2016 11:59 PM
    Sponsor(s): Cystic Fibrosis Research Center
  • Alzheimer’s of Central Alabama - 2016 Request for Proposals

    Since 2001, Alzheimer’s of Central Alabama (ACA) has funded 23 research grants at UAB, the University of Alabama and Auburn University.  The purpose of this competitive grant program is to help supplement research in the field and to stimulate junior investigator interest in this area. 

    Sponsor:
    Comprehensive Center for Healthy Aging
    Funding Amount(s):
    $10,000
    Application Due:
    Friday, September 02, 2016 4:00 PM
    Sponsor(s): Comprehensive Center for Healthy Aging
  • Cystic Fibrosis Research Center Pilot and Feasibility Project Applications

    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.

    Sponsor:
    Cystic Fibrosis Research Center
    Funding Amount(s):
    75,000
    Letter of Intent Due:
    Thursday, September 29, 2016 11:59 PM
    Application Due:
    Thursday, December 08, 2016 11:59 PM
    Sponsor(s): Cystic Fibrosis Research Center
  • REACT Voucher Funding - Now Available

    Medical Rehab Researchers: Let Us Help You

    Have a research concept that needs a boost to take your science to the next level? The REACT Center, whose mission is to catalyze high-impact clinical trials that will define optimal rehabilitation strategies, now offers a voucher program making available funding relating to medical rehabilitation research.

    Sponsor:
    UAB School of Medicine
    Funding Amount(s):
    Up to $15,000
    Application Due:
    Saturday, July 24, 2021 11:59 PM
    Sponsor(s): UAB School of Medicine