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 investigatorsPreference 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 CenterNew 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 faculty  (or equivalent position) at any rank 08/10/2015 09/25/2015 $50,000

Click here for a list of 2014 Pilot Grant Recipients.

Click here for a list of 2015 Pilot Grant Recipients.


Request for Applications: Faculty Development Grants

DEADLINE: 5:00 PM September 25, 2015


  • Applicants must have a current faculty appointment or equivalent position (any rank)
  • The purpose of this grant is to provide “seed” money for the initiation of a promising new cancer-related project to obtain preliminary results that facilitate successful competition for a national research grant
  • Projects in all areas of cancer research will be considered and applicants are encouraged to take a systems biology approach
  • Collaborations between basic and clinical researchers are encouraged
  • Each award is for $50,000, for a 12 month period beginning November 1, 2015.

Click here to download the guidelines and instructions.

Click here to download the Cancer Center’s pilot grant policy information.

Click here to download the application.

CONTACT for questions about preparation and submission of applications:

Susan M. Ruppert


Phone: 975-0359



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