Funding Opportunities

More investigators are exploring ways to improve the health of minority and underserved populations. Since 2005, the MHRC has provided $4.1 million in seed money to 88 investigators through pilot research awards. This investment has resulted in a return of $118.5 million in extramural funding (1:29 ratio).

Current Funding Opportunities

Call for Research Concepts for Secondary Data Analysis on Obesity and Related  Diseases in the Context of Health Disparities

The UAB Obesity Health Disparities Research Center (OHDRC) (U54MD000502) invites research proposals for secondary data analysis in any area of research related to obesity and health disparities.

Number of Awards: Up to four projects will be funded.

Award Budget: Up to $10,000 

Award Period: October 2018– April 2019 

Concept Due Date: September 15, 2018, 11:59 PM

Eligibility: Full-time UAB faculty members who are NIH-defined New and Early Stage Investigators without current or past NIH project support or senior investigators who are new to obesity and health disparities research. Instructor, Assistant, Associate Professors and Post-doctoral fellows are eligible to apply. 

Available Resources: 
The OHDRC will provide biostatistical support to funded concepts. Applicants are encouraged to contact The Common Data Elements and Shared Resource (CDEMR) leader for consultation regarding available biostatistical services:  Sejong Bae, PhD;;205-996-6122

Submissions: Send 2-page Concept (plus references and budget, as described in the Call for Concepts) to Kaitlyn Waugaman:; 205-934-6897 no later than September 15, 2018, 11:59 p.m.

Call for Concepts