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University of Alabama 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.

The application deadline is November 21, 2014.  For additional information and instructions for application, click here.

Research Stimulation Program

Beginning in 2015, Postdoctoral fellows can be requested through an interdisciplinary Level 2 RGC proposal (see below).

Research Grants Committee (RGC)

The Research Grants Committee, through the Vice President for Research and Economic Development (OVPRED), accepts proposals for RGC research grants each year from full-time tenured, tenured track, clinical and, clinical track UA faculty. The deadline for 2016 submissions will be 4:30 p.m. December 15, 2015.

The RGC will have three (3) funding Levels across three (3) funding Areas.

Please view our dedicated Research Grants Committee page for instructions on how to apply and complete program information.

Strategic Interdisciplinary Hire Program (SHIP)

The focus area for the SHIP award should eventually be recognized as one of the core research strengths of UA at the regional and national levels, as determined by performance outcomes and peer evaluations. The cluster must be interdisciplinary, and it must expand on existing University research strengths that advance University research efforts in an area of potential strength. The cluster must synergistically utilize existing resources (personnel, facilities, etc) within participating colleges.

A two-step process will be used to select winning proposals. The first round competition will begin with a letter of intent (LOI); a two-page white paper due on May 16, 2014. Proposers of up to three white papers will be invited to submit a final proposal of no more than five pages by June 9, 2014.

Click here to view the SHIP requirements and request for proposal guidelines.