The College of Medicine (COM) Research Office is requesting short briefs from different thematic research areas to identify Creativity Hubs that will inform investment as the COM moves forward to achieve Vision 2029. Briefs should ideally focus on collaborative and interdisciplinary thematic research that brings together multi-disciplinary teams to drive future program development that will expand extramural funding. Examples of multi-disciplinary teams include those involving basic scientists and clinicians and/ or implementation scientists, public health, health services, community engaged researchers and/ or (bio)informaticians. Creativity Hubs should connect investigators and clinicians across the COM and can extend to faculty in other UAMS Colleges or across UA campuses,or individuals in outside entities (e.g. NCTR). Creativity Hubs will be expected to promote mentoring across the pipeline from students to trainees to junior faculty. The COM Research Council will review the briefs and make recommends to the Dean of the College of Medicine, Dr. Susan S. Smyth.
Open to current UAMS COM faculty only. The project proposal must be feasible for completion in two years. Individuals at the level of instructor require a letter from the department Chairperson confirming that the individual is not in a temporary position and that the department intends to develop the individual as a faculty member.
*** Please be advised faculty can submit one project to each grant opportunity. Multiple grant submissions must be scientifically distinct. ***
Application Due Date: December 1, 2021
Award Date: April 1, 2022
Total funds of $300,000 are available to your hub.
Award Project Period
Two years maximum. All funds must be expended by the end of the project period. Your hub must meet milestones in order to claim the second and third installments of $100,000 each.