In addition to research funding from donors, corporations, foundations and federal sources, UAMS offers internal funding opportunities. These are open to research faculty and have various deadlines.

Campus-wide Funding

Arkansas Breast Cancer Research Program – was created by the state  legislature in 1992 – there are $800,000 available for research funding every year. It is a state program, but administered through UAMS. The RFP is announced annually through UAMS announcements, Cancer Institute communication avenues and with contacts at academic research institutions across the state in late spring.

College of Medicine Research Grants – Get more information on Intramural funding opportunities for College of Medicine faculty.

Development Enhancement Awards for Proposals (DEAP) Grant Program – provides funds to address comments or needed revisions for new/established faculty members from all UAMS colleges who have received a score and comments on an unsuccessful proposal submitted to a federal agency/foundation that provides full indirect costs. DEAP grants are intended to assist investigators with gathering additional data that directly responds to reviewers’ comments in order to increase the competitiveness of a revised application. DEAP is funded by the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research and is strictly limited to supporting and strengthening reapplication following receipt of a scored proposal, and must be submitted within 12 months of receiving scored comments.

Faculty Research Enhancement (FRE) Awards – for UAMS faculty who wish to engage in a short-term activity to strengthen/enhance their research capabilities. For example, FRE Award support might include, but is not limited to:

– Participation in a structured workshop (e.g., hands-on-training workshops for researchers offered by Bio-TRAC)
– A visit to another university, research institute, pharmaceutical company to learn a new technique, methodology or to analyze data.

Eligible UAMS faculty (i.e., assistant professor or higher) may request up to $7,000 in support. Allowable expenses include transportation costs, accommodations/lodging, meals, registration, supplies and facility fees. Submit applications to the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research to be reviewed by the UAMS Research Committee. Once approved, the applicant will make all arrangements for the activity through their departmental administration. Questions about FRE Awards should be directed to Jimie Jarry, Executive Assistant to the Vice Chancellor for Research.

Fund to Cure Stroke – $30,000 maximum with possibility of extension. These grants focus on stroke and provide seed money to faculty members to advance/develop their individual research programs. Support is focused on developing:  1) new stroke therapies and their translation into clinical care; 2) improved diagnosis, diagnostic imaging and stroke care; 3) improved methods of stroke prevention, treatment, and rehabilitation; or 4) clinical and pre-clinical stroke-related research. Grants for personnel are also considered. Get more information and guidelines.

Medical Research Endowment Fund – $10,000 to $15,000 maximum. These grants provide pilot research funding that has the potential to develop into extramurally funded, scientifically significant research projects. Support is focused on new areas of research for young faculty investigators and new avenues of research for mature investigators. Get more information and guidelines.

Translational Research Institute (TRI) – Innovative Clinical and Translational Research Award (ICTRA) program offers pilot awards which provide approximately $50,000 in direct funding for novel research projects within the translational spectrum. Get more information.

UAMS Equipment Grant
This funding opportunity provides a mechanism for the acquisition of new or replacement research instrumentation/equipment for shared use. It is open to current UAMS faculty at the main and NW Arkansas campuses. Although faculty are encouraged to submit applications for equipment/instrumentation grants throughout the year, funding decisions will be made only once per year (generally in April or May). The award date is variable, but approximately May to June.

Funding applications will be reviewed and prioritized. There is no maximum budget limit, however, equipment grant funding is dependent on the availability of year end funds. To apply, use this submission form.