Other Pilot Awards

Annette Lightner Research Award in Rheumatology, Autoimmune Diseases, and Rheumatoid Arthritis

This program supports medical research in rheumatology, autoimmune diseases, and rheumatoid arthritis (with particular interest in dermatomyositis).  Research on diabetes is not funded by this program.  Deadline:  TBA (see RFP).  Program contact: Danny Burdine.

Henry Rose Carter Research Award in Malaria or Public Health

This program, whose competitions are conducted intermittently, provides support for innovative research related to malaria or other public health problems. Proposals must have a clear link to human populations.  Deadline:  TBA (see RFP).   Due its modest endowment, this award is offered every 2 – 4 years, no sooner than 2023.  Program contact: Danny Burdine.

Thelma R. Swortzel Collaborative Research Award

This program, initiated in 2004, provides support for innovative research collaborations in the areas of ear, eye, heart, or cancer. Its goal is to support collaborative research that is translational, addresses unmet clinical needs, and leads to improvements in health care.  Deadline:  TBA (see RFP).  Program contact: Danny Burdine.