Funding Opportunities

All questions regarding these or any other funding opportunities should be directed to Susan Ruppert, (205) 975-0359 or

Click here for a list of 2016-2017 Pilot Grant Recipients.


Internal Funding Opportunities

The CCTS invites proposals that address scientific questions consistent with the Center’s mission at any “stage of research along the path from the biological basis of health and disease to interventions that improve the health of individuals and the public” as described in NCATS’ Translational Science Spectrum.
Pre-application submission deadline: August 15, 2018. Please direct any questions to Madeline Gibson.


Extramural Funding Opportunities

Breast Cancer Research Foundation of Alabama Collaborative Breast Cancer Research Award
The Breast Cancer Research Foundation of Alabama (BCRFA) is accepting proposals for two-year collaborative breast cancer research awards among two or more different research entities within the state of Alabama. Projects may focus on any area of breast cancer research, which may include, but is not limited to: personalized medicine, prevention, early detection, drug discovery, immunotherapy, genomics and new breast cancer treatments. Approved projects will receive $50,000 annually for two consecutive years, to support the research project. Total award: $100,000 over a two-year period.
Application deadline: August 31, 2018 by 5 p.m.

Small Business Innovation Research and Technology Transfer Grants
Applications for PA-18-574 and PA-18-275 should address a range of focus areas relevant to any stage of translation, from target validation through pre-clinical and clinical evaluation, to intervention implementation and dissemination.
Application deadline: September 5, 2018.

Pilot Project Progress Report Template

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