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UAB Funding Opportunities

Below are funding opportunities that are available from UAB departments and centers.  Use the contact information provided to the contact listed to find out more about each particular funding opportunity.   

If you are interested in finding funding opportunities from sources outside of UAB please refer to IRAP's SPIN and SMARTS tools.  Information about SPIN and SMARTS can be found at www.uab.edu/IRAPor by contacting IRAP@uab.edu

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Current Opportunities
  • Deep South Resource Center for Minority Aging Research Pilot Grant Applications

    The Deep South RCMAR focuses on health issues for which disparities between older African Americans and whites have been established, giving special emphasis to issues related to rural elders; intervention research addressing exercise, diet, or preventive health strategies; and studies addressing socio-economic, discrimination, trust or bioethical issues impacting physical or mental health. Proposals must demonstrate relevance to minority aging and health disparities in the African American population, and should focus on specific social, cultural, or behavioral mechanisms to improve physical and mental health or cognitive function. 

    Sponsor:
    RCMAR Pilot Grant 160908
    Funding Amount(s):
    $25,000
    Letter of Intent Due:
    Thursday, September 29, 2016 11:55 PM
    Application Due:
    Friday, February 03, 2017 11:55 PM
    Sponsor(s): RCMAR Pilot Grant 160908
  • Cystic Fibrosis Research Center Pilot and Feasibility Project Applications

    The Gregory Fleming James Cystic Fibrosis Research Center is soliciting application for pilot and feasibility projects to support new research initiatives in cystic fibrosis pathophysiology and intervention.  The pilot and feasibility mechanism is designed to provide support for a limited time (two years, up to $75,000/year direct costs for translational research).  Projects should test innovative hypotheses that may have significant impact on basic or clinical aspects of the disease and lead to preliminary data for independent grants in the area of cystic fibrosis science.

    Sponsor:
    Cystic Fibrosis Research Center
    Funding Amount(s):
    75,000
    Letter of Intent Due:
    Thursday, September 29, 2016 11:59 PM
    Application Due:
    Thursday, December 08, 2016 11:59 PM
    Sponsor(s): Cystic Fibrosis Research Center
  • CCTS 2017 Partner Network Multidisciplinary Pilot Project

    The mission of the Center for Clinical and Translational Science (CCTS) is to reduce disparities in diseases disproportionately represented within the Deep South as we accelerate discovery to improve human health. Through the CCTS Partner Network Multidisciplinary Pilot Program, we seek to develop the future research workforce in a spirit that fosters collaboration, team science, and innovative discovery. The CCTS invites letters of intent that address scientific questions consistent with the Center’s mission at any stage of research translation. Special consideration will be given to proposals addressing health disparities, health challenges across the lifespan, community-based participatory research, medical device development, population health, innovative approaches for clinical study recruitment, and operational principles underlying steps along the translational process. 

    Sponsor:
    CCTS HUB contributes half of the award, with a cosponsor matching to cover the other half. Applicants are expected to identify at least one potential non-CCTS cosponsor.
    Funding Amount(s):
    up to $60,000
    Letter of Intent Due:
    Monday, October 17, 2016 5:00 PM
    Application Due:
    Monday, November 21, 2016 5:00 PM
    Sponsor(s): CCTS HUB contributes half of the award, with a cosponsor matching to cover the other half. Applicants are expected to identify at least one potential non-CCTS cosponsor.
  • Diabetes Research Center Pilot & Feasibility Award

    Research Focus:  The pilot and feasibility program is intended to provide seed support for new and innovative research projects directed at basic, biochemical, translational, clinical, and community-based research questions that broadly pertain to diabetes, diabetes complications, and cardiometabolic disease. Pilot projects should be designed to generate sufficient data as the basis for further extramural funding (e.g., R01 applications) in order to substantially pursue and expand the line of investigation.  In fact, in order to respond to NIH criteria for competitive renewal of the DRC, a key priority for your application should be to focus on subsequent extramural or R01 grant funding.  Thus, your application will be reviewed with this in mind so please provide a short paragraph indicating how the award will facilitate R01 application development and the submission of a proposal.  We will entertain 2 year projects if justification for the need is made in order to effectively develop an R01 (you will have to reapply in November of 2017 to get funded for your second year).

    Sponsor:
    UAB Diabetes Research Center and the UAB Comprehensive Diabetes Center
    Funding Amount(s):
    $20,000 - $50,000
    Letter of Intent Due:
    Monday, October 24, 2016 5:00 PM
    Application Due:
    Friday, February 03, 2017 5:00 PM
    Sponsor(s): UAB Diabetes Research Center and the UAB Comprehensive Diabetes Center
  • Researchers Omnibus Survey of Alabama

    The Center for the Study of Community Health will fund up to 4 project proposals for a total of $30,000. Awards provide UAB faculty investigators access to the UAB School of Public Health's Survey Research Unit to develop, collect, and compile preliminary survey data.

    Four-page proposals are due on or before 5:00 p.m., CDT, October 31, 2016. 

    Sponsor:
    Center for the Study of Community Health
    Funding Amount(s):
    Up to 4 awards, total of $30,000
    Application Due:
    Monday, October 31, 2016 5:00 PM
    Sponsor(s): Center for the Study of Community Health
  • RFA for Pilot Funding with a Focus on Inflammation, Infection, or Immunity in the Context of Type 1 or Type 2 Diabetes

    As part of the UAB School of Medicine (SOM) strategic plan, SOM faculty identified five research focus areas that were cross-cutting, not disease or organ specific and aligned with strategic scientific priorities in areas where UAB can maintain national prominence. Inflammation, Infection and Immunity (I3) was chosen as one of the research areas for investment as inflammation, infection and immunity affect essentially every disease process that is studied and treated at UAB. In response to strategic investments by the UAB SOM in I3 relevant research, the I3 steering committee, composed of Center and Division Directors and Department Chairs, is pleased to announce a joint RFA with the UAB Comprehensive Diabetes Center to fund one or more pilot projects that focus on Inflammation, Infection or Immunity (broadly written) in the context of diabetes (Type 1 and Type 2) research. The I3 matching funds can be used to generate key preliminary data and/or to continue advancing projects that are undergoing extramural peer review. Projects, particularly multi-PI projects that have advanced beyond the first stages of planning are especially welcome. Projects that are responsive to an upcoming/issued RFA or will enhance likelihood of continued extramural support will be deemed highly responsive. The recipients of I3 matching funding will be expected to submit their application within 12-18 months of receiving pilot funding and to have the application internally reviewed before the final application is sent to the funding agency.

    Sponsor:
    UAB School of Medicine, Inflammation, Infection and Immunity (I3) strategic area; UAB Comprehensive Diabetes Center
    Funding Amount(s):
    Up to $100,000 for one year.
    Application Due:
    Tuesday, November 01, 2016 5:00 PM
    Sponsor(s): UAB School of Medicine, Inflammation, Infection and Immunity (I3) strategic area; UAB Comprehensive Diabetes Center
  • REACT Voucher Funding - Now Available

    Medical Rehab Researchers: Let Us Help You

    Have a research concept that needs a boost to take your science to the next level? The REACT Center, whose mission is to catalyze high-impact clinical trials that will define optimal rehabilitation strategies, now offers a voucher program making available funding relating to medical rehabilitation research.

    Sponsor:
    UAB School of Medicine
    Funding Amount(s):
    Up to $15,000
    Application Due:
    Saturday, July 24, 2021 11:59 PM
    Sponsor(s): UAB School of Medicine