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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.  
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Current Opportunities
  • UCDC Seed Funding Application Request

    Research Focus: Diabetes continues to grow as a worldwide epidemic and as a challenge for Alabama and Birmingham. The disease affects all aspects of life and development of better approaches to deal with it will therefore require a truly multi-disciplinary approach. To address this issue, the purpose of this year’s award is to allow faculty from all UAB schools to initiate novel collaborative diabetes research projects that take advantage of the expertise of faculty from at least 2 different schools on campus. It is expected that the provided seed funding will be utilized to obtain sufficient data to apply for significant extramural funding.

    Eligibility: Funding will be available to full time UAB faculty members at any rank, but a strong track record of publication and funding is desirable. Only applications with faculty from at least 2 different UAB schools will be considered in this RFA.

    Funding and Review Process: The UCDC Seed Funding Program will fund studies at up to $50,000 for one year. Because the scope and nature of the applications may vary, the size of the award may also vary. Applications will be selected for funding based on merit using NIH study section criteria. Projects will be favored if consistent with the focus of this RFA and likely to lead to future NIH funding; multiple PIs are admissible and applications from other research centers are encouraged. Funding for selected projects is expected to begin May 1, 2019.

    Application Procedure: To apply, please submit the following in one PDF file to by March 15, 2019 by 5pm:

    (i)        Research Plan (limited to 5 pages, excluding references) should include the following paragraphs: Specific  Aims,  Significance  &  Innovation,  Approach  (including  any preliminary data  and  research design), Multiple PI plan where applicable and a Plan for future extramural funding applications.

    (ii)       Budget (PI salary is not permitted), Budget Justification, Current and Pending Support and declaration if this project is under consideration via any other external or internal funding mechanism.

    (iii)       NIH Biosketch (limit 4 pages)

    Acceptance: Acceptance of seed funding will require the PI to adhere to a plan for submitting grants to extramural funding agencies, to present a research seminar at study completion, and to report research progress to Dr. Anath Shalev, Director of the UAB Comprehensive Diabetes Center.

    Questions:  If you have questions concerning eligibility or the submission of these proposals, please    contact Tiffany Grimes ( or 996-4777).

    UAB Comprehensive Diabetes Center
    Funding Amount(s):
    uo to $50,000
    Friday, March 15, 2019
    Sponsor(s): UAB Comprehensive Diabetes Center
  • UAB Comprehensive Cardiovascular Center (CCVC) 2019 Integrative Mechanisms in Cardiovascular Disease RFA

    The UAB Comprehensive Cardiovascular Center (CCVC) is pleased to announce this RFA to fund one pilot project that focuses on integrative mechanisms that link two or more systems in cardiovascular disease.  Potential examples of integration include  relationships between different organs/axes (e.g., cardiopulmonary, cardiorenal, cardiometabolic), cell types (e.g., cardiomyocyte-fibroblast, cardiomyocyte-macrophages), clinical diseases (e.g., cardio-oncology, WHO group 2 pulmonary hypertension) among others. Other applications of high quality related to cardiovascular disease will also be considered. The successful recipient will be awarded $50,000 from the CCVC.

    If funded, the proposed start date of the CCVC Integrative Mechanisms in Cardiovascular Disease Grant will be October 1, 2019.  It is anticipated that 1 pilot project with a budget not exceeding a total of $50,000 will be awarded based on merit and availability of funds.  Awardees will be required to provide a six-month interim presentation to the committee on project progress as well as a one-year report on accomplishments. 

    UAB Comprehensive Cardiovascular Center
    Funding Amount(s):
    Friday, March 15, 2019
    Sponsor(s): UAB Comprehensive Cardiovascular Center
  • Basic and Translational Science in Heart Failure Fellowship Opportunity (T32HL129948)

    We are pleased to announce the availability of two fellowship positions for post-doctoral (PhD) and clinical (MD) fellows wishing to train in the broad area of heart failure. We seek applicants who are motivated, demonstrate a desire to succeed, and have a long-term commitment to cardiovascular research in an academic environment. This is an ideal opportunity to obtain scientific publications and intellectual development that will lay the foundation for future successful professional development as an independent scientist. UAB's well-established NIH-funded investigators will provide a mentored experience critical to early career development.

    Benefits of participation:

      *  NIH stipend level commensurate with years of experience

      *  Health Insurance

      *  Tuition assistance

      *  Travel funds

      *  Supply funds


      *   If currently at UAB, candidate must be in good standing with the institution;

      *   No more than 5 years since having received most recent high level degree (i.e., PhD or MD);

      *   US citizens or permanent residents;

      *   Express a long-term plan and expectation to work as an independent investigator in cardiovascular research broadly related to heart failure;

      *   Commit to meet all obligations of the training program (detailed information to be provided at later date).

    Application process:

    1. Trainee will either approach a mentor or mentor will ask a trainee about creating a research relationship, or either can seek guidance from Program Directors to be matched with a potentially interested counterpart.
    2. Trainee and Mentor together apply for entry into the program.
    3. Application packet should include:
      • A cover letter signed by both the Trainee and Mentor;
      • A 1 page summary detailing the proposed research;
      • A 1 page summary outlining the Trainee’s short- and long- term research/career goals;
      • Trainee curriculum vitae;
      • Mentor NIH-style biosketch

     Send all of these materials to:

    The timeline is as follows for the third year of funding:

    Application Due Date: February 15, 2019

    Funding Start Date: April 1, 2019 (preferred start date is April 1st, with last possible start date being July 1st)

    Fellowships are for a duration of up to 2 years.  Continuation of funding beyond the first year is contingent upon review of progress.

    Women, individuals from traditionally disadvantaged groups, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

    UAB Division of Cardiovascular Disease
    Funding Amount(s):
    based on NIH stipend level commensurate with years of experience
    Friday, February 15, 2019
    Sponsor(s): UAB Division of Cardiovascular Disease

    CFF encourages investigators involved in gene editing to apply and requires no previous experience in CF research.  A goal of the program will be to connect experts in gene editing with experts in CF to create a collaborative network of investigators who can synergize to move the editing field forward.  

    Cystic Fibrosis Foundation
    Tuesday, March 12, 2019
    Sponsor(s): Cystic Fibrosis Foundation
  • 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