Funding Opportunities

Now Accepting Applications:

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.

Other 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.

CTSA Inter-Institutional Pilot Awards (Western States Consortium 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.

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.

Team Science Vouchers

The goal of the Team science Voucher Program i to jumpstart new interdisciplinary research teams at UAMS. The Vouchers target early-stage collaborations between investigators exploring innovative research ideas. The Vouchers are designed to be an open opportunity with the inaugural launch of the program scheduled 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.

NCATS Supplements to Promote Diversity and Career Re-Entry

The UAMS Translational Research Institute (TRI) is inviting Letters of Interest from individuals in groups underrepresented in biomedical and behavioral research who could benefit from a new program aimed at increasing diversity in the field.

The program is funded by the National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (NCATS) Clinical and Translational Science Awards (CTSA) Program. It includes two components:

The diversity supplement is designed for individuals from groups underrepresented in the biomedical sciences, including racial and ethnic minorities, persons with disabilities and individuals from economically and educationally disadvantaged backgrounds who have been inhibited in their ability to pursue a career in health-related research.

The re-entry supplement would benefit those whose research careers were interrupted for at least one year, but no more than eight years, for reasons such as child rearing, injury of the candidate or family member, pursuit of another career for financial reasons, and military service.

Read the details.