The CCTS and the Alabama Drug Discovery Alliance (ADDA) request applications for Pilot Grants in Drug Discovery and Development on an annual basis, in the Spring.
Applicants may apply for $50,000 in direct costs per year for up to 2 years, with funding of Year 2 dependent on progress made in Year 1. Funds can be utilized for any aspect of drug discovery and development for any human disease, including - but not limited to - target validation, assay development for high-throughput screening, molecular modeling and medicinal chemistry efforts, or proof of concept studies in animals. Click here for a list of recipients.
Alabama Drug Discovery Alliance
The partnership between the CCTS Drug Discovery Component and Southern Research was instrumental in solidifying the establishment of the ADDA in October 2008. The ADDA is enhanced by relationships with the CCTS, Southern Research, the UAB Comprehensive Cancer Center and the UAB School of Medicine. The ADDA facilitates drug discovery/ development, using the resources of these groups - including molecular target identification, high throughput screening, three dimensional structure of targets, iterative medicinal chemistry advanced with in silico screening, preclinical toxicology, and ADME.