August 18, 2014
The University of Alabama at Birmingham Nutrition Obesity Research Center (NORC) Creativity is a Decision Awards were announced on August 18, 2014. This unique competition allows for submission of the most creative ideas for grant proposals in obesity-related research. The contest was open to Graduate Students, Postdoctoral Fellows, and Faculty & Staff members. The NORC had 29 applicants submit one-page proposals, and nine winners were selected.
The selected faculty award winners and their proposed projects are:
The selected postdoctoral award winners and their proposed projects are:
The selected predoctoral award winners and their proposed projects are:
The graduate level prize is $1,000, $2,500 for postdoctoral fellows, and $5,000 for faculty and staff winners. In order to collect though, they must each submit their proposal to an extramural sponsoring authority (e.g., NIH, NSF, etc.) by November 5, 2014.
The NORC leadership developed the idea for this “outside-the-box” contest (see: http://www.norc.uab.edu/opportunities/prize). This was the fourth time it was held, and the NORC hopes to continue sponsoring on an annual basis.