Funding Opportunities

RFAs To Be Announced

TRI Pilot Awards

The goal of TRI’s Pilot Award 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 Arkansas and Arkansans. Click here for more information about the TRI Pilot Award Program.

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. The Program 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. Click for more information about the TRI Career Development Scholars Program and the 2020 RFA for the KL2 Mentored Research Career Development Scholar Awards.

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. Please visit the UAMS Research Academy page for more information.

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. Click here for more information on the Team Science Voucher Funding Program.

Health Sciences Innovation and Entrepreneurship (HSIE) Training Program for Postdoctoral Fellows

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. Click here for more information about the HSIE Training Program.

Data Science Scholars Program 

The Data 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 recieve 20% salary support, tuition support, and close mentoring from UAMS TRI faculty and staff. Click here for more information on the Data Scholars Program.

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. This is an annual RFA with the inaugural announcement planned for 2019. Please check back on this page or our TRI Newsroom page for updates and further information.

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. Click here for more information about the Implementation Science Scholars Program.

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 Western States Consortium. RFAs are released on an intermittently. The researchers from each participating institution in an awarded project will receive up to $25,000 to support their work.  Click here for more information about the Inter-Institutional Pilot Award Program.

CPEARL Program: 

The Community Partners Educated as Arkansas Research Leaders (CPEARL) Program is a 1-year leadership development training program, beginning with a 6-week intensive, in partnership with the Arkansas Department of Health (ADH). The CPEARL program targets leaders and emerging leaders within community-based organizations (CBOs) located in Arkansas. This program is designed to enhance research partnership and program development competencies within CBOs. Click here for more information about the CPEARL Program.