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Research News

​Current OVPRED News

  • Image of Clock - Just-In-Time Processing
    The Office of Sponsored Programs website has recently been updated to include Just In Time (JIT) instructions to assist researchers in gaining a better understanding of the Just In Time (JIT) process.
  • Continue Reading:  Uniform Guidance (OMB Circular A-81)
    Announcement regarding the new Uniform Guidance governing grants, cooperative agreements, and other funding agreements for federal agencies. Includes links to additional online resources.

UAB News​:  Research Focus

Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation to support HIV health study in Zambia
A $4.76 million grant will support a team helping to identify ways to retain HIV-infected persons in care through a new Centre for Infectious Disease Research in Zambia study.
Saxena awarded nearly $75,000 to study CAPTCHA mechanisms
Comcast grant will allow faculty member to further online security and usability research.
Novel mechanism involved in memory discovered by UAB researchers
A protein that regulates memory may prove to be a therapeutic target for dementia and memory loss.
UAB alumnus named “Rising Star” in health care
A graduate of the School of Health Professions’ prestigious M.S. degree in health administration has been recognized as one of the rising stars under 40 in health care by Becker’s Hospital Review.
UAB recruiting breast cancer survivors for unique exercise study
Exercise is important for breast cancer survivors, and a UAB study is finding ways to help cancer survivors become more active


  • UA System Collaborative Research Initiation Grants

    The Offices of the Vice Presidents for Research at UA, UAB and UAH are soliciting proposals from tenured and tenure-track faculty at their institutions who desire to create a collaborative external proposal team involving a partnership between at least two of the University of Alabama System universities. These grants will be in the amount of $2,500 to the Principal Investigator (PI) at each participating institution and must be spent within a period of 12 months in support of the proposal effort.  The purpose of this program is to facilitate the research interaction between faculty at UA, UAB, and UAH and to strengthen the overall research offering by leveraging strengths at the respective universities.

    In order to be considered, the collaborative teams must be composed of faculty from more than one UA System university who would be expected to meet on a regular basis, share research ideas, and submit one or more proposals to an external funding agency during calendar year 2015. Continued funding for a second year of a previously awarded effort may be considered contingent on the success of the research group during its first year of funding.

    Faculty wishing to apply for a collaborative UA system research grant should submit a proposal {12-point font, single spaced, one-inch margins, not to exceed two pages) which outlines the proposed research group theme, the names and university affiliations of faculty who have agreed to participate, identification of the PI at each institution AND the overall lead PI for the effort.  Additional information should include identification of the funding agencies that would likely be interested in funding the proposed research topic, and whether or not there is international  collaborative potential.  In addition, a two-page (maximum) vitae for each institution's  PI must be included. The lead PI should upload the agreed upon application in PDF format not later than November 21, 2014 to  The VPRs will meet as a committee to consider all applications and awards are anticipated to be made in December. The funded collaborative efforts should begin in the Spring semester. The funds provided at each institution may be used for any expenses associated with supporting the research group (expenditures must comply with UA System and individual institutional policies). A mid-year progress report will be requested from each team as well as a final progress report due not later than November 1, 2015.

    A faculty member may only lead a single proposal as a PI, but may participate in any number of groups as a Co-Pl.


    ​UA System Research Initiation Grant Announcement

    Posted by Office of the Vice President for Research and Economic Development | 09/08/14
  • 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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