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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

Project teaches families to prevent infant deaths
Research is inconclusive as to why SIDS occurs, but some articles have suggested there may be parental knowledge or compliance deficits.
Wife, husband, 'powerhouse team' of cancer researchers, come to UAB
The announcement heralding the upcoming  arrival of Smita Bhatia and Ravi Bhatia at the University of Alabama at Birmingham calls them a "powerhouse team" and, indeed, their credentials back that description up.
Lead gift of $1 million from Medical Properties Trust to support new building for UAB’s Collat School of Business, IIE
Birmingham-based MPT gives back to the community with a gift that will help build the new UAB Institute for Innovation and Entrepreneurship and business building.
Volunteers needed for Type 2 diabetes study on combination therapy
Research volunteers are needed for a UAB study to determine which combinations of Type 2 diabetes drugs work best for different groups of people.
Powerhouse team of cancer researchers joins UAB
Internationally renowned husband and wife cancer researchers join UAB and showcase its  recruitment muscle


  • 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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