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 - September 19, 2016

    Notices:
    • Policy on Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) for Clinical Trials
      (NOT-OD-16-147) National Institutes of Health
    • Policy on Good Clinical Practice Training for NIH Awardees Involved in NIH-funded Clinical Trials
      (NOT-OD-16-148) National Institutes of Health
    • NIH Policy on the Dissemination of NIH-Funded Clinical Trial Information
      (NOT-OD-16-149) National Institutes of Health
    See the full web version of these notices and more here.
    Posted by Office of Sponsored Programs | 09/19/16
  • Joint Symposium on HIV Research in Women

    The goal of the Inter-CFAR collaborative symposium on HIV in Women is to share cutting edge research, extend knowledge and foster action to address gaps toward understanding the complex clinical, biological and social aspects of HIV in women. This meeting will be held in conjunction with the 2016 Women’s Interagency HIV Study (WIHS) EC meeting to allow for joint activities with WIHS investigators. The meeting will consist of three sessions:
    • Vulnerable Populations
    • Microbiome in HIV-Infected Women and its Impact on Health Outcomes
    • The HIV Continuum of Care Across the Lifespan of Women
    We are currently soliciting abstracts for posters and oral presentations from investigators in relevant areas until Oct 2, 2016.
    Posted by Center for AIDS Research | 09/15/16
  • Research Administration Announces Melinda Cotten as Assistant Vice President for Sponsored Programs

    ​Dr. Richard Marchase, Vice President for Research and Economic Development, is pleased to announce the appointment of Melinda Cotten as Assistant Vice President of Sponsored Programs. She will be starting on September 19, 2016. Ms. Cotten will be working with her staff in assisting UAB researchers in their efforts to secure and fulfill extramurally funded sponsored programs by performing pre-award and non-financial post-award administration. With a focus on customer-centric approaches for continuously improving UAB’s processing of submissions, Cotten’s extensive experience will be critical to ensuring the continued success of the UAB research community, and maintaining UAB’s national position as a top research university.
    Posted by Office of the Vice President for Research and Economic Development | 09/12/16
  • NIH Notices – September 12, 2016

    Notices

    • Optional Electronic Method to Request Withdrawal of Applications from Consideration for Funding
      (NOT-OD-16-143) National Institutes of Health
    • Notice of Correction to PA-16-309 "Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award (NRSA) Individual Predoctoral Fellowship (Parent F31)"
      (NOT-OD-16-146) National Institutes of Health
    • AHRQ Retires Policy on Post-Submission
      (NOT-HS-16-017) Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
    Posted by Office of Sponsored Programs | 09/12/16
  • National Science Foundation (NSF) System Shutdown on September 17-18, 2016

    All National Science Foundation (NSF) systems, including the NSF websiteResearch.gov and FastLane, will be unavailable from 5:00 PM on Saturday, September 17, until 4:00 PM on Sunday, September 18. This downtime is scheduled to coincide with repairs to the Foundation's electrical systems. Affected deadlines that fall on Monday, September 19, are extended to Tuesday, September 20, submitter's local time. See the attached NSF downtime notice for more information on affected solicitations.

    Attachments:
    Posted by Office of Sponsored Programs | 09/09/16
  • National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) Years of Support Clarification for K24 Funding

    The National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) have announced an important clarification impacting years of support for both new and renewal K24 funding. The maximum years of support is capped at 10 years. Review the full notice for more details.

    Posted by Office of Sponsored Programs | 09/08/16
  • NIH Extramural Nexus Updates - August 2016

    The NIH Extramural Nexus Updates for August 2016 are now available. Some highlighted stories include:

    • NIH Support for Model Organisms, Parts Two and Three
    • National Research Service Awards (NRSAs) Postdoctoral Stipend Guidelines for Fiscal Year 2017
    • NIH Loan Payment Programs (LRPs) Accepting Applications from September 1 through November 15
    • Changes to Post-submission Materials and Appendix Policies Take Effect January 25, 2017
    • Withdrawing Applications Electronically in eRA Commons, Available on September 8, 2016
    • FAQ: How May a PI Check Their Eligibility for a Continuous Submission?
    • NIH Closed for Federal Holiday: September 5, 2016 (Labor Day)
    • See the original digest or attachment for more information.
    Posted by Office of Sponsored Programs | 09/02/16
  • Marilyn Hilton Award for Innovation in MS Research

    The Conrad N. Hilton Foundation is announcing the release of two new Request for Proposals (RFP) for its Marilyn Hilton Award for Innovation in MS Research which aims to stimulate innovative and paradigm-shifting research on progressive MS.  Recognizing the current challenging fiscal environment, particularly for those at the beginning of their careers, these two RFPs are calibrated to support the work of young investigators at this critical time. For more information, please view the Foundation's webpage.
    Posted by Office of Sponsored Programs | 08/30/16
  • National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) Notice of Changes Impacting Clinical Trials

    The National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) have announced important changes impacting the acceptance, review, and funding of investigator-initiated single-site clinical trials (Phase II and beyond). These changes will affect applications with a due date on or after January 8, 2017. Review the full notice for more details on the changes.
    Posted by Office of Sponsored Programs | 08/30/16
  • 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

 

 

Upcoming Events
  • Deep South Resource Center for Minority Aging Research Pilot Grant Applications

    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. 

    Sponsor:
    RCMAR Pilot Grant 160908
    Funding Amount(s):
    $25,000
    Letter of Intent Due:
    Thursday, September 29, 2016 11:55 PM
    Application Due:
    Friday, February 03, 2017 11:55 PM
    Sponsor(s): RCMAR Pilot Grant 160908
  • 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
  • CCTS 2017 Partner Network Multidisciplinary Pilot Project

    The mission of the Center for Clinical and Translational Science (CCTS) is to reduce disparities in diseases disproportionately represented within the Deep South as we accelerate discovery to improve human health. Through the CCTS Partner Network Multidisciplinary Pilot Program, we seek to develop the future research workforce in a spirit that fosters collaboration, team science, and innovative discovery. The CCTS invites letters of intent that address scientific questions consistent with the Center’s mission at any stage of research translation. Special consideration will be given to proposals addressing health disparities, health challenges across the lifespan, community-based participatory research, medical device development, population health, innovative approaches for clinical study recruitment, and operational principles underlying steps along the translational process. 

    Sponsor:
    CCTS HUB contributes half of the award, with a cosponsor matching to cover the other half. Applicants are expected to identify at least one potential non-CCTS cosponsor.
    Funding Amount(s):
    up to $60,000
    Letter of Intent Due:
    Monday, October 17, 2016 5:00 PM
    Application Due:
    Monday, November 21, 2016 5:00 PM
    Sponsor(s): CCTS HUB contributes half of the award, with a cosponsor matching to cover the other half. Applicants are expected to identify at least one potential non-CCTS cosponsor.
  • Diabetes Research Center Pilot & Feasibility Award

    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).

    Sponsor:
    UAB Diabetes Research Center and the UAB Comprehensive Diabetes Center
    Funding Amount(s):
    $20,000 - $50,000
    Letter of Intent Due:
    Monday, October 24, 2016 5:00 PM
    Application Due:
    Friday, February 03, 2017 5:00 PM
    Sponsor(s): UAB Diabetes Research Center and the UAB Comprehensive Diabetes Center
  • Researchers Omnibus Survey of Alabama

    The Center for the Study of Community Health will fund up to 4 project proposals for a total of $30,000. Awards provide UAB faculty investigators access to the UAB School of Public Health's Survey Research Unit to develop, collect, and compile preliminary survey data.

    Four-page proposals are due on or before 5:00 p.m., CDT, October 31, 2016. 

    Sponsor:
    Center for the Study of Community Health
    Funding Amount(s):
    Up to 4 awards, total of $30,000
    Application Due:
    Monday, October 31, 2016 5:00 PM
    Sponsor(s): Center for the Study of Community Health
  • RFA for Pilot Funding with a Focus on Inflammation, Infection, or Immunity in the Context of Type 1 or Type 2 Diabetes

    As part of the UAB School of Medicine (SOM) strategic plan, SOM faculty identified five research focus areas that were cross-cutting, not disease or organ specific and aligned with strategic scientific priorities in areas where UAB can maintain national prominence. Inflammation, Infection and Immunity (I3) was chosen as one of the research areas for investment as inflammation, infection and immunity affect essentially every disease process that is studied and treated at UAB. In response to strategic investments by the UAB SOM in I3 relevant research, the I3 steering committee, composed of Center and Division Directors and Department Chairs, is pleased to announce a joint RFA with the UAB Comprehensive Diabetes Center to fund one or more pilot projects that focus on Inflammation, Infection or Immunity (broadly written) in the context of diabetes (Type 1 and Type 2) research. The I3 matching funds can be used to generate key preliminary data and/or to continue advancing projects that are undergoing extramural peer review. Projects, particularly multi-PI projects that have advanced beyond the first stages of planning are especially welcome. Projects that are responsive to an upcoming/issued RFA or will enhance likelihood of continued extramural support will be deemed highly responsive. The recipients of I3 matching funding will be expected to submit their application within 12-18 months of receiving pilot funding and to have the application internally reviewed before the final application is sent to the funding agency.

    Sponsor:
    UAB School of Medicine, Inflammation, Infection and Immunity (I3) strategic area; UAB Comprehensive Diabetes Center
    Funding Amount(s):
    Up to $100,000 for one year.
    Application Due:
    Tuesday, November 01, 2016 5:00 PM
    Sponsor(s): UAB School of Medicine, Inflammation, Infection and Immunity (I3) strategic area; UAB Comprehensive Diabetes 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