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.



Faculty Development Grants

DEADLINE: May 8, 2017


  • 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.
  • Collaborations between basic and clinical researchers are encouraged.
  • There will be four awards of $50,000 for a 12-month period.

Click here to download the complete guidelines and instructions.

Click here to download the grant application.

For questions about preparation and submission of applications, contact Susan Ruppert, (205) 975-0359,

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