Click a link below to jump to that section:

UAMS Research Resources

Grant Award Databases

Grant Application Guides

Advice and Guidance

Grantsmanship Resources at NIH

Sample Applications and Summary Statements

Peer-Review Resources at NIH

Peer-Reviewed Publication Resources

UAMS Research Resources

Division of Research and Innovation: Office of the Vice Chancellor

The Division of Research and Innovation provides leadership in formulating and carrying out strategies to expand campus-wide research and collaborative activity.

Biomedical Informatics

The Department of Biomedical Informatics develops computational tools to assess and manage medical and public health information.


The Department of Biostatistics assists investigators with varied research interests, including cancer, neurosciences, psychiatry, aging, ophthalmology, pharmacology, cardiology, as well as all public health disciplines.


UAMS Bioventures offers technology licensing and IP commercialization.

Center for Health Literacy

The UAMS Center for Health Literacy is available, through partnership with TRI, to help UAMS research teams make information easy for research participants to understand and use. When potential participants understand study information, it lowers barriers to join studies and empowers truly informed decision-making and consent. Resources available to UAMS researchers at no departmental cost include:

  • Informed consent template. This is written in plain language and was recently updated to include new requirements from the Revised Common Rule released in January 2019. Click to download the template.
  • Assessment and editing of research materials. The plain language writing team at CHL can review your informed consent documents, recruitment ads, surveys, and other participant-facing materials. Please upload your documents to
  • Tip sheet on presenting to lay audiences using plain language. This sheet offers researchers simple strategies researchers can use to make oral presentations easier for lay audiences to understand. Click to download the tip sheet.

In addition to the above, their team is skilled at developing new materials, field testing written materials, and translating materials into Spanish.  If you would like information about including these services in your next funding proposal and budget, contact

College of Medicine Research Office

The  College of Medicine Research Office supports clinical and basic science research, provides leadership in expanding the College’s research and creative activities, aligns the College of Medicine research agenda with federal agencies and foundations, fosters interdisciplinary research programs and collaborations, and works with the UAMS Development office to further College of Medicine research and augment funding. College of Medicine Research Resources

Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC)

The IACUC reviews all research protocols that involve animals.

Institutional Review Board (IRB)

The IRB reviews all research protocols that involve human subjects.

Office of Research and Sponsored Programs (ORSP)

Office of Research Compliance

Office of Research Information Systems (ORIS)

ORIS provides leadership; business analysis; and strategic planning in the design, creation, and deployment of solutions to address cross-functional administrative issues for the University’s research initiative.

Office of Research Regulatory Affairs (ORRA)

ORRA provides essential support to enable the development of well-designed, ethical studies that balance regulation with innovation.

Office of Sponsored Programs Administrative Network (OSPAN)

The mission of OSPAN is to provide sponsored programs administration to all stakeholders at UAMS.

Translational Research Institute (TRI)

TRI provides services and resources to ensure the swift translation of research into health care advances. This support is available to all UAMS researchers at the UAMS campus in Little Rock, the UAMS Northwest Regional Campus in Fayetteville, Arkansas Children’s Hospital and Research Institute in Little Rock, and the Central Arkansas Veteran’s Healthcare System in Little Rock and North Little Rock. TRI is supported by a Clinical and Translational Science Award (CTSA) from the National Institutes of Health’s National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (NCATS).

Grant Award Databases

Discover what has and is being funded by searching the grant award databases maintained by the National Institutes of Health and the National Science Foundation.

Grant Application Guides

SciCom-Prepared SF424 (R&R) Application Templates

Margins, headings, and text in these Word templates are formatted to NIH specifications, and the guidelines for preparing the various sections, including the cover letter, are embedded.

Click below or contact SciCom staff to obtain these templates:

Budget-Related Templates

Contact SciCom staff to obtain these templates:

  • Budget Preparation Template: NIH SF424
  • Budget Justification Template: NIH SF424

Letters of Support

Contact SciCom staff to obtain these templates:

  • Letter of Support Template

Advice and Guidance

Grantsmanship Resources at NIH

Learn the skills you need to plan and write grant applications for submission to NIH or any other funding source.

Sample Applications & More

Learn from others’ success. These successful applications, together with their summary statements, offer practical examples of grantsmanship techniques, as well as allowing you to judge for yourself what contributed to their success. The Samples and Examples site includes a wide selection of various types of pre-and post-award NIH documents.

Prepare Your Application

Information for New Investigators

Samples and More

Peer-Review Resources at NIH

Understanding peer review at NIH is a key ingredient for success.

Peer-Reviewed Publication Resources


Recommendations for the Conduct, Reporting, Editing and Publication of Scholarly Work in Medical Journals (ICMJE Recommendations).

The ICMJE Recommendations developed by the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors, forms the basis for the publication guidelines of many peer-reviewed biomedical journals. In addition to publishing and editorial issues and guidelines on manuscript preparation, the Uniform Requirements deals with ethical considerations including authorship and contributorship, editorship, peer review, conflicts of interest, privacy and confidentiality, and the protection of human subjects and animals in research.


Perspectives on Scientific Writing

Perspectives on Manuscript Preparation

Links updated April 2022