Funding Opportunities


Current Opportunities

Personalized Medicine Awards

The purpose of this funding initiative is to advance Personalized Medicine at UAB by supporting one to two collaborative pilot projects designed to demonstrate the feasibility of, and develop methods for, incorporating an individual patient’s genetic/genomic findings (for which evidence and testing capability exists) into his or her clinical care to guide treatment.

Applications due June 8, 2015

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Blue Sky (Innovator) Awards

These awards allow our best scientists to pursue high-risk ideas with flexible dollars. $100,000/yr for 1-2 years, based on deliverables of publications, grant submission and grant success. 

Applications due June 12, 2015 by 5 PM

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Pilot Projects in Genomic Medicine

These grants are intended to stimulate collaborative research efforts between faculty at UAB and HudsonAlpha, with the goal of developing new research programs that will enhance the leadership of UAB and HudsonAlpha in the area of genomic medicine.

Applications due July 12, 2015 by 5 PM

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General Endowment Fund

These grants are intended to enhance the infrastructure of patient-oriented and laboratory research efforts, clinical care program development, and medical education initiatives.

Applications due July 21, 2015 by 4 PM

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Read about the 2014 awardees


Impact Awards

IMPACT awards are intended to augment recruitment and retention packages for outstanding, highly-funded faculty ranked at the Assistant Professor level or higher.

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Bridge Funding

Bridge funding provides some continuing research support due to uncertainties in external funding.

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Upcoming Opportunities

Incentive for 1 R01 Investigators to Submit 2nd R01

$50,000/yr to investigators with novel ideas, preliminary data and/or publications. Deliverable for first year is submission of grant. Based on score and critiques, additional $50,000 for 2nd year to address critiques, get additional preliminary data, and resubmit. Goal by year 2 is funded new R01 grant.

RFA will be released in summer 2015 (June-July).


Pittman Scholars

This program recognizes the contributions of junior faculty. Nominees must be assistant professors who have held that rank for fewer than five years.

The next application cycle will open in fall 2015.

Read about the 2014 awardees


2015 Multi-Investigator Planning Grant

Exploratory/developmental grant applications for the establishment of an infrastructure for eventual applications for multi-investigator research programs.

The next application cycle opens February 2016.

Read about the 2015 awardees