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May 18, 2021 Research Bulletin

Volume 2, Issue 10

Dear Research Community Colleagues,

Please take a moment to visit the newly launched website featuring limited funding opportunities.

Limited funding opportunities are ones in which the sponsor limits the number of proposals it will accept from one campus. This requires the campus to have an internal review to select the one proposal to be submitted.  

We encourage you to bookmark this information as it will be a valuable resource when searching for funding opportunities.

Any feedback you have regarding the Research Bulletin and website are welcome.  

Please email with questions or comments.

Thanks for your continued efforts towards our research mission.

Thomas Flaig, MD
Vice Chancellor for Research
University of Colorado Denver | Anschutz

Featured Funding Opportunities

NIH Funding Announcements

NIH funding opportunities and notices are presented weekly. Please see the current and past updates below.

Limited Funding Opportunities

Currently we are seeing an increase in the number of limited institutional grant opportunities in which we can nominate a single applicant from our institution. Due to the short turn-around time we will have a modified and shortened process for these types of grant opportunities.

For the limited institutional grant opportunities below, please submit a brief summary (one page or less) and biosketch by the date indicated.

W.M. Keck Foundation

Focus includes:

  • Basic Science early in the process.
  • Cutting-Edge Research. Your project must be novel, distinct, and pioneering; it must push the edge of the field, present unconventional approaches, and challenge the prevailing paradigm. The Keck Foundation often finds it appealing if traditional sources of funding find the project too risky and are unwilling to support it.
  • Impact. If successful, your project must have the potential for transformative change.
  • Instrumentation. They like the development of promising new technology. Investigators at all career stages are acceptable.
  • Cross-disciplinary team science is encouraged

The W.M. Keck Foundation does NOT provide support for clinical trials or for disease-specific research.


  • Concept Deadline – May 25, 2021. The University’s Review Committee will select up to 4 one-page concepts that will be submitted to the Keck Foundation.
  • Concepts will be reviewed with the Foundation in July 2021 for pre-counseling advice.
  • Phase 1 Application Deadline – November 1, 2021, if chosen by campus to submit.
  • Full Proposal Deadline – February 15, 2021, if invited by the Keck Foundation.

Single-page concepts should include the following in 12 point font with 1 inch margins:

  1. Overview of the proposed project emphasizing any unique aspects and pilot studies; indicate area of emphasis for project (i.e. medical research or science and engineering research)
  2. Description of the methodologies and key personnel
  3. Brief justification of the need for Keck support and how Federal agencies will not fund the research (provide comments from federal agencies turning down the research)
  4. Estimated budget broken down, if possible, by major areas, e.g., personnel, equipment, consumable supplies, etc. (budgets can be rough approximations at this stage). The Foundation will not fund indirect costs and they only allow up to 10% of the PI’s annual salary.

Please review information on the W.M Keck Foundation website on research funded in the past.

U.S. Department of Justice Office on Violence Against Women has announced a solicitation for Training and Technical Assistance Initiative


  • Materials due to Internal Review Committee: May 21, 2021
  • deadline: May 27, 2021
  • Application Just Grants Deadline: June 2, 2021

Interested candidates must send a one-page summary of their research proposal and their biosketch in pdf format to by May 21, 2021.

Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) is accepting applications for the fiscal year (FY) 2021 Regional Pediatric Pandemic Network


The purpose of the Regional Pediatric Pandemic Network is to coordinate among the Nation’s pediatric hospitals and their communities in preparing for and responding to global health threats, including the coordination, preparation, response, and real-time dissemination of research-informed pediatric care for future pandemics. Institutions are limited to one application.

  • Materials due to Internal Review Committee: May 31, 2021
  • Sponsor Deadline: July 8, 2021

Interested candidates must send a one-page summary of their research proposal and their biosketch in pdf format to by May 31, 2021.

US Department of Defense (DOD) has released a funding opportunity titled “Department of Defense Research and Educational Program for Historically Black Colleges and Universities and Minority-Serving Institutions Equipment/Instrumentation”


Institutions are limited to three applications.

The purpose of this program is to –

  • Enhance research and education programs and capabilities in scientific and engineering disciplines critical to the national security functions of DoD;
  • Enhance the capacity of HBCUs/MIs to participate in DoD research programs and activities; and
  • Increase the number of graduates, including underrepresented minorities, in fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM).
  • Materials due to Internal Review Committee: June 8, 2021
  • Sponsor Deadline: August 16, 2021

Interested candidates must send a one-page summary of their research proposal and their biosketch in pdf format to by June 8, 2021.

Just Released

Fiscal Year 2021 (FY21) pre-announcements and funding opportunities for the Department of Defense (DoD) programs managed by the office of Congressionally Directed Medical Research Programs (CDMRP) are below.

FY21 Pre-announcements released:

Alcohol and Substance Abuse Disorders Research Program

  • Consortium Award

FY21 Funding Opportunities released:

Melanoma Research Program

  • New! Melanoma Academy Leadership Award
  • New! Melanoma Academy Scholarship Award
  • Mid-Career Accelerator Award
  • Idea Award
  • Team Science Award
  • Translational Research Award

Multiple Sclerosis Research Program

  • Clinical Trial Award
  • Early Investigator Award
  • Exploration - Hypothesis Development Award
  • Investigator Initiated Award

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