The Provost’s Innovator Awards ($25,000 each) fund exceptionally creative investigators who propose groundbreaking, innovative, high-impact projects that are likely to establish new clinical approaches or achieve rapid commercialization. The Principal Investigator (PI) must be a full time UAMS faculty (any rank). Dec. 10, 2020 deadline.

Project Summary (350 words). The summary should be cogent to researchers outside the applicant’s field of study.
Project Description (5 pages).
(a) Significance, Innovation, and Impact. What is the gap in knowledge to be addressed by the proposed research? Will it solve a specific problem? What are the innovative aspects? If successful, how can the results improve human health?
(b) Rationale. What is the reasoning/logic that underlies the proposed work?
(c) Commercialization Plan. What is the probability of commercialization? If translational, provide a Clinical Translation Plan that addresses the likelihood and timeline of adapting the intervention/treatment into practice.
(d) Investigator Qualifications. What qualifications of the research team make the proposed work likely to succeed? (Upload NIH Biosketches of PI and Co-Investigators. Pages not included in overall page limit.)
(e) References. Include key supporting references in an abbreviated format.
(f) Budget. Briefly outline – no faculty salary allowed.

Note:  Projects that integrate multiple disciplines and involve cross-institutional collaborations (e.g., UARK) are favored. These projects are rapid turn around so they should be ready to go and have all regulatory approvals on hand. Funding to begin January 2021.

  • Principal Investigator (PI) is a full time faculty of UAMS (all ranks).
  • Research Focus of Submission
    Cross-disciplinary team research and use of new technologies is encouraged.
  • Have the required review approvals been obtained?
    Upload the respective IRB/IACUC/Biosafety approval with your submission. Funds will not be released unless these approvals are submitted with application.
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  • Project Summary (350 words) - The summary should be cogent to researchers outside the applicant’s field of study. Project Description (5 pages) - (a) Significance, Innovation, and Impact. What is the knowledge gap to be addressed by the proposed research? Will it solve a specific problem? What are the innovative aspects? If successful, how will the results improve human health? (b) Rationale - What is the reasoning/logic that underlies the proposed work? (c) Commercialization Plan - What is the probability of commercialization? If translational, provide a Clinical Translation Plan that addresses the likelihood and timeline of adapting the intervention/treatment into practice. (d) Investigator Qualifications - What qualifications of the research team make the proposed work likely to succeed? (Upload NIH Biosketches of PI and Co-Investigators. These pgs. are in addition to 5 pg. submission total) (e) References - Include key supporting references in an abbreviated format. (f) Budget - Upload a brief budget outline. Projects integrating multiple disciplines and cross-institutional collaborations are favored. The project should be ready to go and with all regulatory approvals on hand (or pending). Project Award - $25,000 award (faculty salary not allowed). Acknowledgement of Provost's Innovator Awards in publications and annual reports is required.
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