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UAMS Research Resources
Grant Award Databases
Research Funding Sources

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Military

Private

Grant Application Guides
SciCom-Prepared SF424 (R&R) Application Templates

Budget-Related Templates

Advice and Guidance

Grantsmanship Resources at NIH

Sample Applications and Summary Statements

Peer-Review Resources at NIH

Peer-Reviewed Publication Resources

Fundamentals

Manuals

Perspectives on Scientific Writing

Perspectives on Manuscript Preparation


UAMS Research Resources

Biomedical Informatics
The Department of Biomedical Informatics develops computational tools to assess and manage medical and public health information.
Biostatistics
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.
Bioventures
UAMS Bioventures offers technology licensing and IP commercialization.
CLARA: Clinical Research Administration
CLARA is the electronic clinical research information management system for submission, approval, and tracking of human subject research studies.
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. Download the template at https://healthliteracy.uams.edu/health-literacy-research/resources/.
    • 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 plainpages.org.
    • 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. Download the sheet at https://healthliteracy.uams.edu/health-literacy-research/resources/.
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 healthliteracy@uams.edu.
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
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.
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.

NIH RePORTER
NSF Award Search

Research Funding Sources

Federal/State

Grants.gov
NIH Guide: Funding Opportunities and Notices 
NSF: Find Funding
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Food and Drug Administration: Assistance/Grants Opportunities Page
Health Resources and Services Administration
Substance Abuse & Mental Health Services Administration
Arkansas Department of Health: Grant and Bid Opportunities

Military

Department of Defense: Congressionally Directed Medical Research Programs
Department of Veterans Affairs Health Services Research and Development Service
Air Force Office of Scientific Research
Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) Opportunities
Office of Naval Research: Science & Technology – Contract & Grants
U.S. Army Research Laboratory (ARL): Broad Agency Announcements

Private

American Cancer Society
American Diabetes Association
American Heart Association
American Lung Association
Prevent Cancer Foundation
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society
Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

Grant Application Guides

NIH Application Guides
Biosketch
NSF Proposal Policies & Procedures Guide, January 2017

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.

Contact SciCom staff to obtain these templates:

Specific Aims and Research Strategy: NIH SF424
Human Subjects Research – Clinical Trials: NIH SF424
Human Subjects Research – Non-Clinical Trials: NIH SF424
Vertebrate Animal Section: NIH SF424
Justification for Non-Human Subjects Research: NIH SF424
Facilities and Other Resources Template: SF424
Equipment Template: SF424

Budget-Related Templates

Contact SciCom staff to obtain these templates:

Budget Preparation Template SF424
Budget Justification Template SF424

 

Letters of Support

Contact SciCom staff to obtain these templates:

Letter of Support Template

Advice and Guidance

The links below take you to a wealth of resources on grantsmanship and peer review, as well as writing for peer-reviewed publication.

Grantsmanship Resources at NIH

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

Grants Basics
Plan Your Application
Write Your Application
Grant Writing Tip Sheets
All About Grants Podcasts
Get Connected

The National Institute for Allergy and Infectious Diseases website offers both seasoned and new investigators sound guidance on developing a solid strategy for obtaining grant funding.

Sample Applications & More

https://www.niaid.nih.gov/grants-contracts/sample-applications

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

https://www.niaid.nih.gov/grants-contracts/prepare-your-application

Information for New Investigators

https://www.niaid.nih.gov/grants-contracts/new-investigators

Samples and More

https://www.niaid.nih.gov/grants-contracts/sample-applications#more

Peer-Review Resources at NIH

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

NIH Peer Review Policies & Practices
Peer Review Process
NIH Peer Review Revealed–YouTube Videos
Center for Scientific Review (CSR) Home Page
Find a Study Section
Become a Reviewer
Early Career Reviewer Program

Peer-Reviewed Publication Resources

Fundamentals

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.

Manuals

AMA Manual of Style
Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association

Perspectives on Scientific Writing

“The Science of Scientific Writing: If the reader is to grasp what the writer means, the writer must understand what the reader needs” by George D. Gopen and Judith A. Swan [American Scientist 1990;78 (Nov-Dec):550-558]

The complexity of scientific concepts, data, and analysis need not make scientific writing difficult to read, Gopen and Swan argue; poor rhetorical technique in structuring the information is rather to blame. Rhetoric has to do with the technique and rules of using language effectively. Guided by the fundamental concept of reader expectations, their approach offers “rhetorical principles that can produce clarity in communication without oversimplifying scientific issues,” as well as some useful tools for writers to analyze their writing and, hopefully, improve its clarity.

“Scientific Writing as an Art and as a Science” by Robert C. Goldbort [Journal of Environmental Health 2001; Mar 1]
“Recipe for a Quality Scientific Paper: Fulfill Readers’ and Reviewers’ Expectations” by Yaoqi Zhou
“Right Your Writing” by Bob Grant [The Scientist 2009; Nov 1]
“10 Tips on How to Write Less Badly” by Michael C. Munger [The Chronicle of Higher Education 2010; Sept 6]
“The Results Are Not Perfect” by A. Jay Block [Chest 1999;115(5):1223-1231]

Perspectives on Manuscript Preparation

“Organizing the Biomedical Paper” by Marianne Mallia [In: Biomedical Communication: Selected AMWA Workshops. Bethesda, Md: American Medical Writers Association; 2001:101-116]
“Checklists for Writing a Biomedical Paper” by Marianne Mallia
“Preparing Manuscripts for Submission to Medical Journals: The Paper Trail” by H. Gilbert Welch [Effective Clinical Practice 1999; May/June]
“Scientific Writing of Novice Researchers: What Difficulties and Encouragements Do They Encounter?” by Jatin Shah, Anand Shah, and Ricardo Pietrobon [Academic Medicine 2009;84(4):511-516]
“Submitting Manuscripts to Biomedical Journals: Common Errors and Helpful Solutions” by Claire Johnson and Bart Green [Journal of Manipulative Physiology and Therapy 2009;32:1-12]
“Ten Principles to Improve the Likelihood of Publication of a Scientific Manuscript” by James M. Provenzale [American Journal of Roentgenology 2007;188(5):1179-1182]
“Writing for Publication — A Guide for New Authors” by Nancy Dixon [International Journal for Quality in Health Care 2001;13(5):417-421]
“Writing It Up: A Step-by-Step Guide to Publication for Beginning Investigators” by Mark A. Kliewer American Journal of Roentgenology 2005;185(3):591-596]

 

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