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, PhD. These applications were reviewed by the University Research Committee (URC) and awarded quickly. Faculty members were expected to spend the money before June 15th 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
($10,000 awards) – 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.

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,

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.

Conference/Travel Award (i.e. Bring a junior colleague to a meeting)

($1,200 awards) – 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.