TRI Pilot Award Program
The mission of TRI is to develop new and novel approaches that will measurably address the complex health challenges of rural and underrepresented populations in Arkansas. The TRI Pilot Award Program currently seeks applications that will employ novel approaches in or address any of the following focus areas: Health concerns and challenges of rural and underrepresented populations; implementation science to incorporate new research findings into the health care system, including rural practices; biomedical informatics approaches that examine unique state data resources; team science approaches to address health challenges in Arkansas or overcome barriers to translational science; and/or community and/or stakeholder-partnered research. Visit the TRI Pilot Award Program page for more information and to view current requests for applications. View the current RFA.
Community Based Participatory Research (CBPR) Scholars Program
The CBPR Scholars Program’s goal is to increase community partnered research at UAMS to better serve the research needs of the Arkansas community and ultimately to reduce health disparities in Arkansas. CBPR offers research teams the opportunity to learn about and gain skills in community partnered research. Visit the CBPR page for more information. View the RFA.
CTSA Multi-Institutional Pilot Awards (CORES Pilot Awards)
The goal of the Multi-Institutional Pilot Award Program is to promote multi‐institutional collaboration across the CTSA consortium by funding innovative, translational science projects that involve two or more of the participating institutions in the Consortium of Rural States (CORES). RFAs are released on an annual basis. The researchers from each participating institution on an awarded project will receive up to $25,000 to support their work. Visit the Multi-Institutional Pilot Award Program page for more information. Register here for the CORES Information Session. View the RFA.
RFAs To Be Announced
Community Partners Educated as Arkansas Research Leaders (CPEARL) Program
The CPEARL Program is a 6-month leadership development training program. The CPEARL program targets leaders and emerging leaders within non-profit community-based organizations (CBOs) located in Arkansas. This program is designed to enhance research partnership and program development competencies within CBOs. Visit the CPEARL Program page for more information. View the RFA.
Team Science Champion Award
Team Science Champion Awards will support early stage, cross-disciplinary collaborations. The funded research will involve telemedicine, digital health or other innovative technologies, and it will address rural health. Proposed projects will involve a collaboration with a rural provider, such as the UAMS Rural Research Network or similar located outside of the UAMS Little Rock campus catchment area. TRI is particularly interested in projects that forge new collaborations across multiple disciplines that directly support its mission to develop new knowledge and novel approaches that will measurably address the complex health challenges of Arkansas’ rural and underrepresented populations. View the RFA.
Health Sciences Innovation and Entrepreneurship (HSIE) Training Program for Postdoctoral Fellows
(TL1 Training Program)
The HSIE Training Program aims to help the next generation of health scientists transform their discoveries into benefits for health care. The program is a partnership between the TRI and the Entrepreneurship Graduate Program in the Sam M. Walton College of Business at the University of Arkansas Fayetteville. The goal of the HSIE Training Program is to broaden a scholar’s vision of using entrepreneurship principles and team science to accelerate biomedical discoveries into improved health outcomes in academic settings and enhance readiness for industry, government, and other nonacademic jobs. Visit the HSIE Training Program page for more information. View the RFA.
Translational Research Innovations and Partners (TRIP) Program
The TRIP program is a rural health summer research opportunity for first- and second-year medical students. In a partnership with the College of Medicine Honors in Research program, TRIP provides an innovative and immersive experience in community-based research focused on medically underserved, rural and minority populations. Visit the TRIP Program page for more information.
Multidisciplinary Team Science Awards
The goal of the Multidisciplinary Team Science Awards Program is to expand the use of technology to improve health outcomes in rural and underrepresented populations, putting a special emphasis on research involving telehealth and mobile health (mHealth) innovations. Please check back on this page or our TRI Newsroom page for updates and further information.
KL2 Mentored Research Career Development Scholar Awards
KL2 Scholar Awards are part of the TRI Career Development Scholars Program which provides support for early career UAMS faculty with a professional degree (M.D., Ph.D., Pharm.D., D.N.P., Dr.PH., D.O., etc.) who are committed to an academic career in multidisciplinary clinical or translational research. This is a two-year program of intensive training in clinical and/or translational science research, combining an innovative educational program with mentored clinical/translational science research. Visit the TRI Career Development Scholars Program page for more information. Last year’s Letters of Intent (LOI) information can be found here.
Data Science Scholars Program
The Data Science Scholars Program is a one-year program that combines training in data analytics with mentored support of a data-oriented project in the faculty member’s clinical area. Scholars receive 20% salary support, tuition support, and close mentoring from UAMS TRI faculty and staff. Visit the Data Scholars Program page for more information. View the previous RFA.
Team Science Voucher Program
This voucher program is designed to support early-stage cross-disciplinary collaborations and to expand the translational potential of existing research programs. The overall aim of this program is to increase the quantity, quality, and effectiveness of cross-disciplinary research at UAMS. The vouchers will be awarded through a competitive peer-review process, with priority going to new teams proposing innovative research approaches with high potential for future funding and impact. Vouchers of up to $20,000 will be funded. Visit the Team Science Voucher Program page for more information. View the RFA.
Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute Rural Research Award Program
This award is conducted in partnership with the UAMS Rural Research Network.
The Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute invites applications for its new Rural Research Award Program (RRAP). RRAP supports research that is cancer-focused and strives to address a healthcare problem in rural Arkansas populations. Funding will support investigators or teams of investigators seeking to collect data for competitive NCI/NIH R01 grant submissions. Priority will be given to projects that focus on prostate, colon,
breast, and/or lung cancer; cancer patient outcomes; cancer screening and prevention; and/or cancer health disparities. Visit the Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute RRAP page for more information.
MS-CTS Scholarship Program
TRI, through its collaboration with the Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute, and the College of Medicine Departments Psychiatry and Pediatrics, is offering several scholarships to students attending the Master’s Program in Clinical and Translational Sciences (MS-CTS). Each awardee will be supported to cover 20% FTE to allow the scholar time to dedicate to the program. Visit the Scholarship Program page for more information.
TRI Pilot Award Program
The goal of TRI’s Pilot Program is to provides seed funds for feasibility testing and generation of preliminary data to support future research efforts that will make a measurable positive impact on health issues facing Arkansans. Visit the TRI Pilot Award Program page for more information and to view current requests for applications. Click here to view the current RFA.
Implementation Science Scholars Program
The program funds faculty interested in learning more about how to implement new practice guidelines and/or other implementation or de-implementation approaches that will improve medical care. Visit the Implementation Science Scholars Program page for more information and to view current request for applications. Click here to view the current RFA.
(STARs) Program – Strategies for Training and Advancing under-represented Researchers
The TRI-DDEI STARs program aims to build a peer support community of URM faculty in Biomedical, Clinical, Behavioral and Social Sciences Research to support career development and research success. This will be done by:
- Establishing of a structured peer support group who engage in a 3-month program of grant training and development.
- Providing practical research skill development and grantsmanship.
- Offering access to research mentors and research support services, i.e. IRB protocol development, recruitment, etc.
- Supplying $10,000 in funding as a TRI DEI Equity, Diversity, and Grantsmanship Expertise (EDGE) research project.
In addition, the STARs Program aims to promote applications to the TRI Pilot Studies and other funding opportunities. Visit the STARs Programs page for more information about this funding opportunity. View the current RFA.