Funding Opportunities

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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.  
At the bottom of this page are some funding opportunities from external sources. If you are interested in finding more 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 or by contacting or by contacting
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Current Opportunities
  • UAB Comprehensive Cardiovascular Center (CCVC) 2018 Innovations in Cardiovascular Discovery Grant REQUEST FOR APPLICATIONS

    The UAB Comprehensive Cardiovascular Center (CCVC) is pleased to announce this RFA to fund one pilot project that focuses on an innovative, high-impact scientific idea in the context of cardiovascular disease research, which is anticipated to be paradigm shifting. This grant is modeled after the American Heart Association’s Innovative Project Award. The successful recipient will initially be awarded $25,000 from the CCVC, but is expected to obtain matching funds from another UAB entity (Division/Department/School/Center). Matching fund commitments should only be secured by those advancing as finalists.


    Projects must be novel, unexplored ideas, focusing on new paradigms and new perspectives to change current thinking  about cardiovascular disease. Projects without firm data, but strong scientific rationale, innovation, and approach are highly encouraged.

    UAB Comprehensive Cardiovascular Center
    Funding Amount(s):
    up to $50,000
    Thursday, May 31, 2018
    Sponsor(s): UAB Comprehensive Cardiovascular Center
  • UAB- HudsonAlpha Genomic Medicine Training Program

    UAB- HudsonAlpha Genomic Medicine Training Program

    Please note that this announcement is for postdoctoral candidates only.

    The purpose of this training grant is to recruit postdoctoral trainees from various disciplines and provide mentorship and clinical research training in genomic medicine.

    Sponsor: National Human Genome Research Institute

    Co-PI(s) and Directors:

    Bruce R. Korf, MD, PhD, Chief Genomics Officer, UAB Medicine, Wayne H. and Sara Crews Finley Endowed Chair in Medical Genetics and Greg Barsh, MD, PhD, Investigator and Faculty Chair, HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology, Huntsville.

    Contact Information:

    Shaila Handattu, PhD, MBA

    Program Director III


    Support for trainees: Postdoctoral trainees will receive a monthly stipend, tuition and fees assistance, health insurance and travel funds (at NIH-defined level).

    Eligibility: Postdoctoral trainees must have received, as of the beginning date of the NRSA appointment, a Ph.D., M.D., D.D.S., or comparable doctoral degree from an accredited domestic or foreign institution. Comparable doctoral degrees include, but are not limited to, the following: D.M.D., D.C., D.O., D.V.M., O.D., D.P.M., Sc.D., Eng.D., Dr. P.H., D.N.Sc., D.P.T., Pharm.D., N.D. (Doctor of Naturopathy), D.S.W., Psy.D, as well as a doctoral degree in nursing research. Documentation by an authorized official of the degree-granting institution certifying all degree requirements have been met prior to the beginning date of the training appointment is acceptable. Individuals in postgraduate clinical training, who wish to interrupt their studies for a year or more to engage in full-time research training before completing their formal training programs, are also eligible. Must be a U.S. Citizen, noncitizen national, or have permanent resident status.

    Deadline for application: April 30th, 2018

    Click here to read the full Funding Opportunity posting.

    Department of Genetics
    Monday, April 30, 2018
    Sponsor(s): Department of Genetics
  • REACT Scholar Awards - 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 scholar awards program making available funding relating to medical rehabilitation research.
    UAB REACT Center
    Funding Amount(s):
    Up to $15,000
    Sunday, July 25, 2021
    Sponsor(s): UAB REACT Center

External Opportunities