Research Resources

Office of the Vice President for Research & Economic Development (OVPRED)

Leadership for all administrative research units serving the research enterprise at UAB. OVPRED oversees Core Facilities, Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee, and Institutional Review Board.

Integrated Research Administration Portal (IRAP)

Electronic submission of funding applications and compliance forms for future research initiatives.

Research Data Management

UAB investigators will be required to submit data management plans (DMPs) with grant proposals and insure that copies of publications and the associated data are deposited as required by the granting agency.

Institute for Innovation and Entrepreneurship

The nexus for UAB innovation, entrepreneurial educational models, applied research, and management of intellectual property.

Funding Sources and Grant Opportunities

Presentations and general information related to effective grant writing.

Office of Postdoctoral Education

UAB is committed to the development and success of outstanding postdoctoral scientists.

Conflict of Interest Review Board (CIRB)

Charged with the ongoing development of policies and procedures related to conflicts of interest in sponsored research, review of disclosures of financial interests submitted by investigators, and the development of conflict of interest management plans.


The Sam Brown Bridge Builder Award was established in 2009 to recognize the remarkable career of Dr. Sam Brown. The award honors his unique ability to develop and nurture working relationships between faculty and staff across the UAB campus in ways that embodied the vision, character, and bridge-building talents vital to the future of UAB.

Past Recipients

2017 - Dr. Patricia A. Patrician
2016 - Dr. Yogesh K. Vohra
2015 - Dr. Lisa Schwiebert
2014 - Dr. Jack Lemons
2013 - Drs. Jennifer Kilgo and Cynthia Ryan
2012 - Drs. Diane Tucker and Lou Bridges
2011 - Dr. Kent Keyser
2010 - Dr. Sarah Morgan


Nominations are now being accepted for the 8th annual Sam Brown Bridge Builder Award to be announced in late July 2017. Nominees should have demonstrated a deep and abiding commitment to facilitating collaboration and partnership across campus in ways that enhance the research and/or teaching activities of the University. All full time UAB faculty and staff are eligible for this Award.

The primary nominator should submit a letter describing the nominee’s sustained unselfish leadership in fostering the growth and/or development of interdisciplinary collaboration between two or more schools in ways that embodies the vision, character, and bridge-building talents vital to the future of UAB. The letter should describe the impact of the efforts on specific programs or collaborations. As described in the instructions two or more letters supporting the nomination and emphasizing the nominee’s contributions are required. At least one of those letters must come from outside the nominee’s primary school of appointment.

Nomination packets must be submitted and received by July 12, 2017.

Questions should be addressed to Linda Piteo (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 4-9438).

The Sam Brown Bridge Builder Award recipient will be recognized at an awards convocation in early fall.

The award recipient will receive a special commemorative plaque.

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