Open Funding Opportunities
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
TRI is now seeking applicants for a new Team Science Champion Award that 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.
CTSA Inter-Institutional Pilot Awards (CORES Pilot Awards)
The goal of the Inter-Institutional Pilot Award Program is to promote inter‐institutional collaboration across the CTSA consortium by funding innovative, translational research projects that involve two or more of the participating institutions in the Consortium of Rural States (CORES). RFAs are released on an intermittent basis. The researchers from each participating institution in an awarded project will receive up to $25,000 to support their work. Visit the Inter-Institutional Pilot Award Program page for more information. View the RFA.
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. 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 RFA.
RFAs To Be Announced
Team Science Voucher Funding 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. In rare circumstances, with strong justification, vouchers up to $50,000 may be awarded. Visit the Team Science Voucher Funding Program page for more information. View last year’s RFA.
TRI Pilot Awards
The goal of TRI’s Pilot Award Program is to provide 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 Arkansas and Arkansans. Visit the TRI Pilot Awards Program page for more information. View last year’s RFA.
Health Sciences Innovation and Entrepreneurship (HSIE) Training Program for Postdoctoral Fellows
(TL1 Training Program)
TThe 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 last year’s 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.
MS-CTS Scholarship Program
TRI, through its collaboration with the Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute, and the College of Medicine Departments of Medicine 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.
UAMS Research Academy
The Academy is a dual effort between the Division of Research and Innovation and TRI. Its mission is to build a sustainable research community and elevate research excellence at UAMS. The first initiative of the Academy is the Mentored Grant-Writing Program for its Research Academy Scholars. The Program seeks to expand research grant success through a structured grant-writing program and dedicated expert mentorship. Visit the UAMS Research Academy page for more information.
TRI 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.
Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute Rural Research Award Program (RRAP)
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. View last year’s 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. View last year’s RFA.
Minigrants for Under-Represented Faculty Researchers
TRI, in collaboration with the UAMS Division for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DDEI), provides mini grants to support research conducted by under-represented minority (URM) faculty. Visit the Diversity Mini Grants page for more information about this funding opportunity. View last year’s RFA.