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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
  • Call for Research Concepts: Secondary Data Analysis on Social Determinants of Obesity and Related Chronic Disease

    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

    Eligibility: Secondary data analysis funding is intended to support full-time UAB faculty members who are NIH-defined New and Early Stage Investigators at the time of funding without current or past NIH research project support or senior investigators who are new to obesity and health disparities research. Instructor, Assistant and Associate Professors are eligible to apply. Post-doctoral fellows may also apply. A publication submitted to a peer-reviewed journal within 6 months of project completion is a required outcome of this project.

    Concept Due Date: September 15, 2018 Concept Content (Limited to 2 pages):

     Study Title

     PIs/Investigators names and title(s)

     The problem to be addressed and its scientific relevance

     Background/rationale

     Objectives and aims

     Research question and hypotheses

     Data (describe the data set, the variables that will be used, sample inclusions/exclusions)

     Statistical analysis plan and methods, including power calculations if necessary

     References (not included in the 2-page limit)

     Budget on a PHS 398 form (not included in the 2-page limit)

    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 above) to Kaitlyn Waugaman:; 205-934-6897 no later than September 15, 2018, 11:59 p.m.

    UAB Obesity Health Disparities Research Center (OHDRC) (U54MD000502)
    Funding Amount(s):
    up to $10,000
    Saturday, September 15, 2018
    Sponsor(s): UAB Obesity Health Disparities Research Center (OHDRC) (U54MD000502)
  • Request for Applications Postdoctoral Training Program in Rheumatic and Musculoskeletal Diseases Research

     The Postdoctoral Training Program in Rheumatic and Musculoskeletal Diseases Research, funded by an NIH T32 training grant, has a Postdoctoral training position open for immediate appointment.  In addition to substantial research opportunities, this program provides intensive educational, training, and career development experiences.  Applicants should have research interests relevant to the National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases (click here:  NIAMS Mission), and plan a career in clinical, translational, and basic science research related to rheumatic and musculoskeletal diseases.  Research mentors/projects can be chosen from among nearly 100 UAB faculty members in the UAB Comprehensive Arthritis, Musculoskeletal, and Autoimmunity Center (UAB CAMBAC). Additional information on the Training Program can be found at: ( and information on the application process can be found here:  Information for T32 Applicants.  Applications will be reviewed by the T32 Selection Committee and selected applicants will be invited to interview with the committee prior to final selection of trainees.

    Application Due Date:  09/01/2018

    Contact Information: 

    Carol A. Ballinger, PhD 

    Phone 205-934-0964

    UAB Division of Clinical Immunology and Rheumatology
    Funding Amount(s):
    Stipends follow the annual levels set forth by the National Research Service Awards (NRSA), and include health insurance, $1,000 travel funds, and partial support of tuition & fees.
    Saturday, September 01, 2018
    Sponsor(s): UAB Division of Clinical Immunology and Rheumatology

    The Gregory Fleming James Cystic Fibrosis Research Center is soliciting applications 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.

    Investigators who meet one of the three following criteria are eligible to apply:

    1. New investigators without current or past NIH research project support as a principal investigator (modest current or past support from other sources is acceptable). Those who meet the NIH’s criteria as a New Investigator or Early Stage Investigator are eligible to apply (
    2. Established, funded investigators with no previous work in cystic fibrosis or CF-related areas who wish to lend their expertise to a CF-related problem, primarily with a translational or patient-oriented focus.
    3. Established investigators in cystic fibrosis or CF-related areas who wish to test the feasibility of an innovative idea, which constitutes a significant departure from their funded research.

    Eligible applicants must have faculty appointment and be independent investigators.

    Interested faculty should submit a Letter of Intent to Jamie Elliott, by 5 p.m. Monday, September 3rd that includes the following:

    1. 1-2 page description of project aims, significance, and method of approach; and
    1. NIH-format biographical sketch

    These documents should be sent in pdf format to

    Cystic Fibrosis Research Center
    Funding Amount(s):
    100,000 - 150,000
    Monday, September 03, 2018
    Sponsor(s): Cystic Fibrosis Research Center
  • 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