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 MS Center Research Acceleration Funding: Request for LOIs

    The UAB Multiple Sclerosis Center currently offers a research acceleration program to identify novel avenues of research pertinent to treatment for neurological disorders and to accelerate the most promising MS-related drug discovery projects.


    The UAB Multiple Sclerosis Center invites letters of intent for pilot studies that address novel scientific questions related to the treatment of Multiple Sclerosis. Proposals may be basic, clinical, or translational in nature. Please review the MSC RFA to learn more information and how to apply. 

    Multiple Sclerosis Center
    Monday, October 30, 2017
    Sponsor(s): Multiple Sclerosis Center
  • UAB Diabetes Research Center - American Diabetes Association Travel Awards

    Save the Date—The American Diabetes Association 78th Scientific Sessions -June 22-26, 2018 in Orlando, Florida.


    Abstracts that have been accepted for presentation (poster or oral presentation) at the American Diabetes Association are reviewed for the UAB DRC-ADA Travel Award every year during the month of March.  The award consists of up to $1,000 that can be used for travel, lodging, and/or registration but not for food or incidentals.

    This award helps support travel to the ADA National Scientific Meetings for approximately 10 graduate students and post-doctoral fellows who will be presenting their original research at these meetings.


    Abstract submissions to the ADA will open October 2, 2017. Registration and Housing will open in early-December, 2017.


    Please submit your abstracts and the ADA acceptance letter/email when received no later than March 23, 2018 to Eva Gilliam



    UAB Diabetes Research and Traning Center
    Funding Amount(s):
    Friday, March 23, 2018
    Sponsor(s): UAB Diabetes Research and Traning Center
  • UAB Diabetes Research Center Request for Applications

    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.


    The P/F program will fund up to five studies at $20,000 - $50,000/year.


    Please review the RFA for Diabetes Pilot Grant Program 2017 (doc.) for details on eligibility, application due dates and other application processes.

    Friday, October 27, 2017
    Sponsor(s): Nutrition
  • 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