To augment UAMS faculty members’ research efforts, year end funding was offered by the Chancellor and made available via rapid turnaround applications by the Vice Chancellor of Research, Shuk-Mei Ho, Ph.D. These applications were reviewed by the University Research Committee (URC) and awarded quickly. Faculty members were expected to spend the money before June 15 when the budget information was to be submitted for processing.
Researchers who submitted applications and received awards were required to use them as funds could not be rolled over.
Please use the links below to submit to the various RFP categories.
Shovel Ready Pilot Grants
Used to generate additional data for a successful application or resubmission. Open to all faculty who are in the process of submitting a grant proposal for extramural funding or have submitted one in the past six months. Priority will be given to early-stage investigators, clinical investigators, and cross-disciplinary teams.
- Request Form
- one-page specific aims
- Budget and justification (including plan to expend funds by June 15, 2019)
Just in Time Core Usage Awards
Up to $5,000 awards
Intended to promote the usage of cores such as proteomics, genomics, pathology, microscopy, transgenic animal cores, informatics, curation of clinical or population data, and other fee-for-service research.
- Request Form
- Approval of work completion feasibility on/before June 15 by Core Directors (email Jimie Jarry, Office of Research, email@example.com).
Shared Equipment / Software Award
Up to $50,000 awards
For new research tools and/or software to strengthen collaborations. Priority will be given to leading edge tools and software that build research capacities in strategic areas such as cancer, digital health, and rural health.
- Request form
- Vendor quote (email Jimie – firstname.lastname@example.org).
- Sole-source letter if over $19,999 (email Jimie – email@example.com).
Conference/Travel Award (i.e. Bring a junior colleague to a meeting)
Meant to augment mentoring opportunities for established investigators and enhance visibility of junior colleagues through attending regional/national meetings together. Priority will be given to faculty who will be speaking or chairing a session. Junior colleagues are graduate students, postdoctoral fellows or junior faculty.
- When/ Where is the meeting?
- Will you speak or chair a session?