Research Support and Services

Research Support and Services


The Crenshaw Research Fund is an internal endowment that supports a faculty member’s ongoing or future research projects.

Through the Grant Writing Institute faculty can participate in a semester-long grant-writing workshop.

Pilot Funding is available through the Dean’s Office to support the collection of pilot data for future grant proposals. To inquire about these funds contact the Associate Dean for Research, Dr. Robert Laird . UA’s Small Grants Program provides funding through a competitive application process. UA’s Alabama Life Research Institute (ALRI) provides pilot funding through a competitive funding process

This Visiting Scientist Program supports a faculty member to host and collaborate with a visiting scientist.

Professional Development

Travel Support is provided to faculty each year for travel to conferences and professional development. 

The Excellence in Scholarship Award is given annually a faculty member who has exhibited excellence in research.

Research Information for grants and Applications

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OSP Information


UA’s Office for Sponsored Programs oversees many research-related efforts including external funding and compliance.


Research initiatives in HES are overseen by the Associate Dean for Research, Dr. Robert Laird.

The HES Research Committee is chaired by Dr. Ryan Moran (HS) and has representatives from each department. The HES representatives to the ORED Small Grant Program (Formerly UA’s Research Grants Committee) are Dr. Lingyan Kong (Area A) and Dr. Deborah Casper (Area B).