Important Dates

Open Date (Earliest Submission Date): September 9, 2022
Full CCHI Application Due Date: October 25, 2022
CCHI Awards Announced: January 27, 2023
CCHI Award Start Date: April 1, 2023


The CCHI Infrastructure and Opportunities Fund (IOF) encourages multi-center, multi-disciplinary collaborations in human immunology research. Special consideration will be provided to new investigators, those relatively new to human immunology research, and those from groups shown to be underrepresented in the biomedical workforce (NOT-OD-20-031).

These applications, which are capped at $103K Direct Costs, may include, but are not limited to:

  • Discovery research: i.e., high risk/high impact
  • Mechanistic Project: answer important mechanistic/functional questions
  • Technology Development Project: broad and high impact
  • Service Core Project: A specialized service provided to CCHI investigators. May involve training for technology transfer/collaboration

The CCHI IOF strives to support mechanistic and hypothesis-testing studies to understand human immunity (i.e. innate, adaptive and mucosal immune responses to infection, vaccination and adjuvants); immune-mediated diseases (e.g. airway allergy, food allergy, autoimmunity, organ transplant rejection); and basic human immunology, as these data will provide a more comprehensive understanding of the human immune system.

Application Information

For complete eligibility and application information, review the RFA.

Submit your application via RED-CAP September 9-October 25, 2022.

A completed UAB Letter of Intent to Establish a Subaward will be required for applicants external to UAB.


View our current and past cycle awardees.


For scientific/research questions, contact Carol Ballinger, PhD at 205.934.3046 or

For assistance with the RED-CAP submission site, contact the CCTS at 205.934.7442 or

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