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

Mini Sabbaticals & Research Vouchers
The CCTS and UAB Department of Radiology voucher programs offer extra support that may help take your research to the next level. Investigators with a full-time faculty appointment at any CCTS Partner institution are encouraged to apply. Each program offers up to $5,000 in direct costs.


Extramural Funding Opportunities

Ovarian Cancer Research Fund Alliance request for LOIs
Letters of Intent are due May 14, 2018 and must be submitted via ProposalCENTRAL. The attached application instructions are also available on the OCRFA website.

  • Collaborative Research Development Grants ($900,000) provide funds for ovarian cancer research projects that involve several investigators within one institution or collaborations between groups in multiple institutions.
  • Liz Tilberis Early Career Awards ($450,000) are for investigators in their first academic faculty appointment.  This award is open to physician-scientists and PhD scientists.
  • Ann and Sol Schreiber Mentored Investigator Award ($75,000) funds post-doctoral trainees working in ovarian cancer research groups or those currently enrolled in a fellowship program.

UAB- HudsonAlpha Genomic Medicine Training Program
The purpose of this training grant is to recruit postdoctoral trainees from various disciplines and provide mentorship and clinical research training in genomic medicine.
Sponsor- National Human Genome Research Institute
Contact- Dr. Shaila Handattu

  • Postdoctoral trainees will receive a monthly stipend, tuition and fees assistance, health insurance and travel funds (at NIH-defined level).
  • Deadline for application- April 30, 2018

NCI Traceback Testing: Increasing Identification and Genetic Counseling of Mutation Carriers through Family-based Outreach (U01 Clinical Trial Optional)
The purpose of the Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is to support pilot research projects using a “Traceback” approach to genetic testing women with a personal or family history of ovarian cancer and reaching out to family members to identify unaffected individuals at increased risk for cancer in different clinical contexts and communities, including racially/ethnically diverse populations.

    • Standard application dates apply
    • Open Date (Earliest Submission Date)- May 5, 2018
    • Letter of intent due 30 days prior to application due date

Pilot Project Progress Report Template

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