Research and Grant Requests
Part of our work in The Office of School Partnerships is to serve as a liaison between College of Education faculty and staff seeking to do research and grant work in the Tuscaloosa City Schools and Tuscaloosa County Schools. In order to streamline and manage the influx of requests for research and grant programs within the Tuscaloosa City Schools and Tuscaloosa County Schools, the Office of School Partnerships works in partnership with TCS and TCSS to manage requests. Faculty and students in the College of Education should make requests through the Office of School Partnerships who then communicate these requests to the superintendents of the City and County Schools. For research, proposals must be pre-approved by The University of Alabama IRB office. You may see the chart below for submission deadline dates. For grants, please fill out the grant request form and submit to the Office of School Partnerships by emailing the form to email@example.com, Liza Wilson, Sr. Associate Dean in the College of Education.
Information coming soon for 2019-2020
Steps in Approval Process for Research in the Tuscaloosa City Schools and Tuscaloosa County Schools
- Submit IRB proposal through the regular UA IRB submission process. This process is a pre-approval that is required before contacting the school district(s).
- When pre-approval is granted, please send your proposal to Liza Wilson (refer to instructions on page 1). Please provide the IRB pre-approval letter, a digital copy of your IRB submission, and a letter to the superintendent(s) indicating which school(s) you would like to use for your research project.
- Once a letter of approval is provided by the school district, Liza Wilson will contact you and you will submit your proposal and the approval letter from the school district(s) for final IRB approval.
- When you receive approval from the IRB, please contact the principal(s) of the school for which your project was approved by the superintendent(s). The principal will provide approval for you to contact the teacher(s) for your study, if applicable.