Proposal Deadline:                        Wednesday, August 30, 2017
Pilot Grant Start Date:                   October 1, 2017
Guidelines - Subject Line:            Next-generation Proposal “Last Name”
Submit to:                                      Vicki Hixon  -   Email: vhixon@uab.edu

The Civitan International Research Center (CIRC) is requesting proposals for pilot research projects requiring whole-genome sequencing technologies to enhance our understanding of typical and atypical brain development, autism spectrum disorders, intellectual disabilities (e.g. Down, Fragile X, Rett syndromes), developmental disabilities, impaired cognitive development, and the effects of environmental toxins on the development of the human brain.

Eligible applicants include UAB faculty without NIH, NSF, or DoD support for genome-wide sequencing approaches. Investigators who need to introduce genome sequencing or related applications (RNA-seq, ChIP-seq, bisulfite sequencing, ATAC-seq, and single-cell sequencing) in their current research programs are strongly encouraged to apply. Applicants may request a budget of up to $10,000 in sequencing-related services, for use at the HudsonAlpha Genome Services Lab or the UAB Heflin Genomics Core. The award will be for 1 year with the option for a 2nd year based upon progress.

Proposals should consist of a single PDF document containing: 1) a 2-page description of the research project, with a detailed description of the experimental design and sequencing needs, and 2) the applicant’s CV with a complete list of current and pending funding.

The mission of the Civitan International Research Center is to improve the well-being and the quality of life of individuals and families affected by neurodevelopmental disabilities; to provide interdisciplinary clinical and research training in neurodevelopmental disabilities; to utilize this knowledge to develop and provide high quality exemplary services and programs; and to exchange information in a timely way with consumers, practitioners, scientists, and society.
In appreciation of donating his time and talents to the Civitan International Research Center, Ken Jackson was honored on June 25, 2017 at the Centennial Convention held in Birmingham, Alabama. For years, Mr. Jackson has provided his majestic voice as a narrator to the video as he highlighted the research being conducted at the Research Center.  
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Pictured:
Alan Percy, MD, Interim Director Civitan International Research Center
Ken Jackson, Honoree
Duane Capps, Civitan International President
Dr. Alan Percy, interim director, Civitan International Research Center addresses the crowd on June 25, 2017 at the Civitan Centennial Convention held in Birmingham, Alabama.   Dr. Percy highlighted research being conducted at the Research Center, introduced the 2017 video, and responded to questions from the audience.

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Emerging Scholars Request for Proposals
Proposal Deadline: August 25, 2017 at Noon
Grant Start Date:  October 1, 2017
Eligible Applicants:  Graduate students, postdoctoral trainees, non-tenure earning instructors, and non-tenure earning faculty
Award Level: $25,000 for one year
Guidelines: Subject Line - Emerging Scholar Application “Last Name”
Submit to:  Vicki Hixon - vhixon@uab.edu

The Civitan International Research Center is requesting proposals for clinical or basic science research aimed at enhancing our current understanding of typical and atypical brain development, autism spectrum disorders, Down and Rett syndromes, developmental disabilities, impaired cognitive development, and the effects of environmental toxins on the development of the brain. The $25,000 award may be used as a stipend supplement or for direct projects costs. 

Proposals should consist of a single PDF document containing a two page description of the planned research; a letter of endorsement from the mentor; and CV from the applicant.

The mission of the CIRC is to improve the well-being and the quality of life of individuals and families affected by neurodevelopmental disabilities; to provide interdisciplinary clinical and research training in neurodevelopmental disabilities; to utilize this knowledge to develop and provide high quality exemplary services and programs; and to exchange information in a timely way with consumers, practitioners, scientists, and society.