Funding Opportunities

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

2015  Pilot Grant Schedule

Funding Mechanism Eligibility Announcement Date Grant Deadline Amount
1. Richard A. Elkus Eminent Scholars Program in GI Oncology Research UAB Cancer Center Members holding a faculty position at any rank and leading an independent research program 01/06/2015 03/09/2015 $75,000 (one award)
2. Pilot Grant in Pediatric Cancer 2 or more investigators at any rank; at least one from Pediatrics 04/07/2015 05/22/2015 $100,000 (one award)
3. UAB National Clinical Trial Network LAPS Program UAB investigators; Preference will be given to collaborations involving basic and clinical faculty 05/01/2015 07/01/2015 $10,000-$20,000 (5-10 awards)
4. Young Supporters Board of the UAB Comprehensive Cancer Center New Faculty Development Award in Cancer Research Assistant Prof. or Instructor; less than 3  yrs. in current position; no major extramural funding 06/04/2015 07/24/2015 $40,000 (two awards)
5. Faculty Development Grant Open to all faculty  (or equivalent position) at any rank 08/10/2015 09/25/2015 $50,000 (three awards)
6. ACS-IRG Open to Junior Faculty, 6 years or less in current position, no major extramural funding 11/16/2015 01/15/2016 $40,000 (four awards)

Click here for a list of 2014 Pilot Grant Recipients.

Click here for a list of 2015 Pilot Grant Recipients.


Request for Applications: ACS-IRG Junior Faculty Development Grants

DEADLINE: January 15, 2016

  • Applicant should have a current junior faculty (Assistant Professor or Instructor) appointment at UAB for no more than 6 years
  • US citizenship not required but applicant should have a valid US visa for the duration of the pilot grant.
  • The applicant should not have received significant extramural funding such as an RO1, DOD or Komen grants. Training grants are allowed.
  • The purpose of this grant is to provide “seed” money for the initiation of a promising new cancer-related (in the broadest sense) project to obtain preliminary results that facilitate successful competition for a national research grant.
  • Three awards in any area of cancer research
  • One award in an Area of Special Interest to the ACS. This year the Areas of Special Interest are psychosocial and behavioral research, health policy, health services research, cancer in the poor and medically underserved, and childhood cancer. Only cancer-related projects will be considered.
  • All awards are for $40,000 for one year.

Click here for the complete guidelines and instructions.

Click here to download the grant application.

Click here to download the Pilot Project Progress Report form.

CONTACT for questions about preparation and submission of applications:

Susan Ruppert


Phone: 975-0359



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