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UAB Funding Opportunities

The Richard A. Elkus, M.D., Eminent Scholars Program in GI Oncology Research at UAB

Deadline: Jan. 24, 2020

The Richard A. Elkus, M.D., Eminent Scholars Program in GI Oncology Research at UAB pilot grants are open to all UAB faculty who lead an independent research program. This award is intended to "seed" nascent GI cancer projects that will become competitive for extramural funding with data generated as a result of receiving pilot funds. This award is for $50,000 for a 12-month period beginning March 1, 2020.

  • Please submit a three-page description of proposed research and your Biosketch or CV. A list of key personnel, bibliography, budget and letters of support (if any) are also requested and are not included within the three-page limit. All application materials must be compiled into a single pdf document and emailed to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by the deadline. 
  • Past recipients may apply and must provide a brief progress report (not included in the three-page limit).

UAB Obesity Health Disparities Research Center Pilot and Feasibility Grant

Deadline: Jan. 31, 2020

The UAB Obesity Health Disparities Research Center invites applications for pilot feasibility studies to support new research initiatives in any area related to obesity and health disparities. Up to $50,000 in pilot funding for a one-year period is available.Pilot feasibility funding is intended to provide initial project support for new investigators, allow exploration of possible innovative new directions for established investigators in obesity research that represent a significant departure from ongoing funded research, and stimulate investigators from other areas to use their expertise for obesity and health disparities research.

Submit an application to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. as a single PDF by 11:59 p.m. CST on Jan. 31.