Funding Opportunities

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

2014  Pilot Grant Program Schedule

Grant Title Eligibility Announcement Date Grant Deadline Funding Start Date
1. Faculty Development Grant All UAB Faculty November 2013 Jan 17, 2014 April 2014
2. Pilot Program Project Grant 3 or more investigators at any rank; at least one CCC member March 5, 2014 June 1, 2014 August 2014
3. Multi-Investigator Grant 2 or more investigators at any rank May 5, 2014 June 27, 2014 September 2014
4. Young Investigator Grants Assistant Professor or Instructor; less than 3  yrs. in current position; no major extramural funding July 7, 2014 August 25, 2014 October 2014
5. ACS-Junior Faculty Development Grant US Citizen; Assistant Professor or Instructor; 8 yrs. or less in current position; no major extramural funding August 15, 2014 October 15, 2014 January 2015



Request for Applications: Translational Research Initiative Awards

The UAB Comprehensive Cancer Center, in conjunction with the UAB NCTN LAPS program, invite innovative research proposals focused on translational investigations of pathways, potential drug targets and biomarkers in human tumor samples. The intent of this RFA is promote new collaborations between basic and clinical investigators, based on the analysis of human biological samples obtained from patients, in support of novel translational research programs in drug discovery, clinically relevant pathway interactions, or biomarkers of therapeutic response.

Awards (5-10) in the amount of $10- 20K each will be made available to support the molecular analysis of patient-derived samples (such as immunohistochemical staining, or proteomic/genomic analyses), obtained through banked tumor samples and/or associated with clinical trials. Preference will be given to collaborations between basic and translational/clinical faculty.


The following should be submitted in a single pdf file to Dr. Susan Ruppert ( by 5 PM on June 1, 2015.

Questions regarding budget or assistance with identifying potential collaborators and/or sources of patient samples should be directed to Dr. Michael Bertram (

• A 1-2 page description of the project, including the rationale for the proposed studies, a
description of the patient materials, a description of the collaborating faculty, and the study
objectives. If applicable, a description of an associated clinical trial can be included as an appendix.
• Biosketch (NIH format) of collaborating basic and translational/clinical PIs.
• A brief description of the requested funds. Allowable expenses include reagents, core facility fees (for Ex. RNA-seq, DNA nanostring, laser capture), and supplies. Costs not allowed include: salary support, travel, or equipment.
• Applications are simply extensions of previous or ongoing, extramurally federally funded research will not be considered.
• Awardees will be notified by July 1, 2015.



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