UAB's Nutrition Obesity Research Center (NORC) will fund at least 3 nutrition-related P/F studies at up to $25,000/year. A second year of funding is possible through a competitive renewal process. (Renewal applications will be considered from investigators currently funded by the NORC P/F program. These applications should show substantial progress in the aims of the original application and propose important new aims that further enhance the prospect of extramural funding.
P/F funding is intended to support full-time UAB faculty members who are new investigators without current or past NIH research project support (those below the rank of Associate Professor); established investigators with no previous work in nutrition or obesity research; or established investigators in nutrition/obesity with a proposal to test an innovative idea representing a significant departure from ongoing research interests. P/F awards may be made to post-doctoral fellows. However, generally, post-doctoral fellows will only be competitive when such individuals are preparing to transition to a faculty slot at UAB. Post-doctoral fellows wishing to apply are strongly encouraged to meet simultaneously with their UAB faculty mentor and the P/F and/or NORC director prior to submitting a proposal. Pi's (Postdocs, Instructors and Asst. Profs.) must identify a senior faculty mentor who has a strong record of NIH funding as a PI in an area related to the proposed research and who will agree to provide guidance throughout the conduct of the proposed study. Priority will be given to applications that demonstrate close relevance to the NORC mission (www.norc.uab.edu), NORC core facility usage, and likelihood of future R01 funding.