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Research ASSIST Office

The Office for Advancing Scholarly and Scientific Initiatives through Services and Training (ASSIST) is committed to serving research faculty, staff, and students at The University of Alabama to seek and secure external grant funding for research and other sponsored activities. The Research ASSIST Office focuses on the pre-award stage of extramural funding to produce high-quality grant proposals with an emphasis on the following services:

  • Project management to support the development of complex, large-scale, translational proposals of strategic importance
  • Develop and maintain university-wide resources related to the identification of funding opportunities and proposal preparation
  • Coordinate internal competitions related to limited submissions
  • Facilitate partnership with The Implementation Group (TIG), including
    • Pre-submission proposal reviews
    • Post-factum review, analysis, and resubmission
  • Guidance for UA faculty and employees who are new to research
  • Management of ORED small grant programs (internal funding)

For more information, please contact a team member in the Research ASSIST Office or email