Funding Opportunities

Unless otherwise noted, 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 2015 Pilot Grant Recipients.

Click here for a list of 2016 Pilot Grant Recipients.


New Pilot Program for Collaborative Research

The UAB Comprehensive Cancer Center (CCC) and the UAB Center for AIDS Research (CFAR) are pleased to announce a new pilot program to fund collaborative research projects in the area of Non-AIDS Defining Cancers (NADCs) in aging individuals with HIV.


Topics include, but are not limited to:


Clinical outcomes research- links between NADC and anti-retroviral therapy (ART) regimens, efficacy of cancer therapies in aging HIV population

Role of obesity/energetics, microbiome  in NADC incidence and outcomes

Co-infection with HPV or  Hepatitis B – basic biology, role in cancer incidence, progression, detection and prevention in aging HIV population

Immunology and inflammation- role of ART in immunologic response in NADC development, role of PD-L1-mediated immunosuppression in cancer  progression in HIV-infected individuals.


Awardees may request access to tissue samples and medical records from CNICS (




LETTER OF INTENT (LOI) due on September 15, 2016

LOIs should include a project description including relevance, hypotheses and Specific Aims (2 pages).

Please email LOIs to Susan Ruppert.


A review panel will select applications to go forward to a full proposal.


FULL PROPOSAL due on October 31, 2016

If requested to submit, the full proposal should include significance, preliminary data (helpful if available, but not required), innovation and approach (6 pages).  A detailed budget for $100,000 is also required. Forms and instructions will be provided with the invitation to submit a full application.


CONTACT for answers to questions, help in identifying collaborators and to submit applications  please email  Susan Ruppert (


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