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Research News Digest

 
  • Research News Digest for Wednesday, January 11, 2017

    Agency Notifications

    • Reminder: PCORI Applicant Training for PCORI Online
    • NIH Extramural Nexus Updates - December 2016
    • NIH Notices - January 10, 2017

    Announcements

    • New Effort Reporting LMS Course for the New Year
    • NORC's Shortcourse on Obesity Research
    Posted by Office of the Vice President for Research | 01/11/17

Agency Notifications

  • NIH Notices - January 10, 2017

    Notices:
    • NIH & AHRQ Update Font Guidelines for Applications to Due Dates On or After January 25, 2017
      (NOT-OD-17-030) National Institutes of Health
      Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
    For additional notices, please view Weekly NIH Funding Opportunities and Notices  here.
     
    Posted by Office of Sponsored Programs | 01/10/17
  • Reminder: PCORI Applicant Training for PCORI Online

    Please review the original announcement of the new PCORI Online and associated training sessions. PCORI applicants are highly encouraged to register for a training session.
    Available Sessions:
    Posted by Office of Sponsored Programs | 01/10/17
  • NSF Proposal & Award Policies & Procedures Guide (PAPPG) Revised

    A revised version of the NSF Proposal & Award Policies & Procedures Guide (PAPPG), (NSF 17-1) has been issued. The PAPPG has been modified in its entirety, to remove all references to the Grant Proposal Guide (GPG) and Award & Administration Guide (AAG). The document will now be referred to solely as the NSF Proposal & Award Policies & Procedures Guide. The document will be sequentially numbered from Chapter IXII and all references throughout have been modified to reflect this change. Given the number of important revisions, the community is strongly encouraged to review the by-chapter summary of changes provided at the beginning of the PAPPG.
     
    The new PAPPG will be effective for proposals submitted, or due, on or after January 30, 2017.  An NSF webinar to brief the community on the new PAPPG will be held on January 19th at 1 PM EST (12noon CST). Registration is required!
    Posted by Office of Sponsored Programs | 01/05/17
  • Final RPPR and Related IMS Changes Effective January 1

    Final RPPR
    The Final Research Performance Progress Report (Final RPPR or F-RPPR) will be replacing the Final Progress Report (FPR) in eRA Commons on January 1, 2017. F-RPPR will be in effect for small businesses at least two months later per reporting requirements under the SBIR/STTR policy directive. The November 23, 2016 Notification contains more details regarding F-RPPR.
     
    IMS and IDRs
    The Inclusion Management System (IMS) and Inclusion Data Reports (IDRs) therein will undergo related changes. The ‘last budget period’ IDRs will be replaced by ‘final’ IDRs. Existing IDRs will have final IDRs automatically generated by the system for the last support year of each competitive segment. Users may edit existing final IDRs or create additional IDRs using the existing method. IDRs become view-only once the grant is closed. For more details on these changes please review the original December 20, 2016 Notification.
     
    Additional Information
    Posted by Office of Sponsored Programs | 12/20/16
  • NIH Notices - December 19, 2016

    Notices:
    • Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Awards (NRSA) Postdoctoral Stipends, Training Related Expenses, Institutional Allowance and Tuition/Fees Effective for Fiscal Year 2017
      (NOT-OD-17-003) National Institutes of Health
    • Revised SF424 (R&R) Application Guides and Supplemental Instructions Available
      (NOT-OD-17-023) National Institutes of Health
    • New to the NIH Grants Process? NIH Announces 2017 NIH Regional Seminar Locations in New Orleans, LA and Baltimore, MD
      (NOT-OD-17-026) National Institutes of Health
    • Notice of Extension of Effective Date for Final NIH Policy on the Use of a Single Institutional Review Board for Multi-Site Research
      (NOT-OD-17-027) National Institutes of Health
    See the full version of these notices and more here.
    Posted by Office of Sponsored Programs | 12/19/16
 

News & Announcements

 

 

Upcoming Events
  • 2017 Special Interest Projects (SIPs)

    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. 

    Sponsor:
    UAB Center for the Study of Community Health
    Funding Amount(s):
    Varies by project; please refer to RFA-DP-17-005
    Letter of Intent Due:
    Thursday, January 19, 2017 5:00 PM
    Application Due:
    Wednesday, February 22, 2017 4:00 PM
    Sponsor(s): UAB Center for the Study of Community Health
  • UAB Faculty Development Grant Program (FDGP)

    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.

    Sponsor:
    Office of the Provost; matching funds from UAB Departments, Centers, Schools, or Colleges.
    Funding Amount(s):
    Faculty must submit applications in one of the following total budget categories (which include matching funds): $500-$2,000, $2,001-$5,000, or $5,001-$10,000.
    Application Due:
    Wednesday, February 15, 2017 12:00 PM
    Sponsor(s): Office of the Provost; matching funds from UAB Departments, Centers, Schools, or Colleges.
  • Request For Applications for Pilot and Feasibility Projects in Microbiome

    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.

    Sponsor:
    UAB Microbiome Research Center
    Funding Amount(s):
    $10,000-50,000
    Letter of Intent Due:
    Friday, January 20, 2017 11:59 PM
    Application Due:
    Friday, January 20, 2017 11:59 PM
    Sponsor(s): UAB Microbiome Research Center
  • 2017 Community Health Scholars RFA

    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.

    Sponsor:
    Center for the Study of Community Health
    Funding Amount(s):
    Up to $30,000
    Application Due:
    Tuesday, January 31, 2017 5:00 PM
    Sponsor(s): Center for the Study of Community Health
  • Alabama Drug Discovery Alliance Request for Pre-Proposals

    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.

    Sponsor:
    Alabama Drug Discovery Alliance
    Funding Amount(s):
    $50,000
    Letter of Intent Due:
    Monday, December 12, 2016 11:55 AM
    Application Due:
    Monday, February 13, 2017 11:55 AM
    Sponsor(s): Alabama Drug Discovery Alliance
  • Diabetes Research Center 2017 Travel Award

    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.

    Sponsor:
    UAB Diabetes Research Center
    Funding Amount(s):
    $1,000
    Letter of Intent Due:
    Monday, January 02, 2017 11:59 PM
    Application Due:
    Friday, April 21, 2017 8:00 AM
    Sponsor(s): UAB Diabetes Research Center
  • 2017 T32 DK007545 NIH-NRSA Training Grant Research Fellowship Interdisciplinary Training in Kidney-related Research

    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.

    Sponsor:
    Nephrology Research and Training Center
    Funding Amount(s):
    NIH Stipend Levels for Postdoctoral Fellows
    Application Due:
    Monday, February 06, 2017 5:00 PM
    Sponsor(s): Nephrology Research and Training Center
  • Request for Applications: The Center for Healthy African American Men Through Partnerships (CHAAMPS) Pilot Projects

    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.

    Sponsor:
    Center for Healthy African American Men through Partnerships (CHAAMPS); UAB Minority Health & Health Disparities Research Center
    Funding Amount(s):
    $75,000 total costs for entire duration of the project. Funding is contingent upon NIH appropriations and NIMHD approval of individual projects.
    Letter of Intent Due:
    Thursday, October 13, 2016 11:59 PM
    Application Due:
    Thursday, February 02, 2017 11:59 PM
    Sponsor(s): Center for Healthy African American Men through Partnerships (CHAAMPS); UAB Minority Health & Health Disparities Research Center
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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