The vision of the CCTS is to ameliorate disparities in conditions that disproportionately affect minority and special populations within our region, not limited to cardiometabolic, vascular and cancer-related diseases. Through funding opportunities, we seek to develop the future workforce in a spirit that fosters collaboration, team science, and innovative discovery.

CCTS is here to facilitate your funding application and submission:

Write for an intelligent layperson—not just for other experts in your field. It must be transparent that your proposal is responsive, significant, cognizant of the field and innovative in approach. For more information, contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. today.

UAB Policy when the number of submissions is limited by sponsor:

Some sponsors restrict the total number of applications submitted per institution, school, and/or discipline. When the sponsor's program guidelines stipulate a limit, an internal review process may be necessary to determine the applicant(s) or proposal(s) to represent UAB. Please see these guidelines.

Questions? Please contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 205-934-7442.


  • “The CCTS Pilot Program provided the experience, the input and the funding to start a project that led to both a publication and further funding.”


    — Adam Wende, PhD, Associate Professor of Pathology, UAB

  • “Interactions with the CCTS have been essential for accelerating my research. The training programs and vouchers have provided me with critical resources for translating my research for clinical applications.”


    — Natalie Gassman, PhD, Assistant Professor of Physiology and Cell Biology, USA