The O’Neal Comprehensive Cancer Center is pleased to announce its latest O’Neal Invests grant awards. O’Neal Invests funds UAB investigators initiating new cancer-related projects to do key preliminary work to enable competitive extramural applications.

The fifth grant cycle was this spring. Each application was reviewed by three panel members, who scored it and provided written comments. There were 21 grant applications; 12 applications were discussed during the meeting, and eight achieved a fundable score. The eight awardees are listed below.

Spring 2022 O'Neal Invests Awardees

Catalyst grants are for $50,000 for one year. Pre-R01 grants are for $160,000 over two years. Both types of grants may have one or more PIs.

There are two RFAs per year, one in the spring and one in the fall. Grant applications are peer-reviewed by a panel of UAB faculty. Cancer Center membership is not a requirement to apply, but awardees must become members. The next RFA will be in the fall, and applicants who were not successful this time may make revisions based on critiques and reapply.

Letters of intent for the next round of O’Neal Invests grants are due October 14, 2022. The final grants will be due December 2, 2022.

*This project received funding from Clarence and Debby Pouncey