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October 5, 2021 Research Bulletin

Volume 2, Issue 19

Dear Research Colleagues,

Congratulations to all those nominated for the 2020-2021 University Research Awards focused on our response to COVID-19. There are countless members of the research community who have contributed to our research mission over the last 18 months. We had more than 100 nominations and the selection of these awardees was a very challenging task for the review committee.

At this time, we are honored to announce the following award recipients:

COVID-19 Innovation Award 2021

  • Thomas Greany, DDS

COVID-19 Resilience Awards o Extraordinary Dedication to Research Community

  • Alison McGrath

Outstanding Research Collaboration

  • The Colorado COVID-19 Modeling Group (Rosemary Rochford, Elena Hsieh, Ross Kedl, Thomas Morrison, Vijaya Knight, and Ashley Frazer-Abel)
  • Immunology Initiative COVID Research Team (CU Anschutz team members: Jon Samet, Elizabeth Carlton, Debashis Ghosh, Irina Kasarskis, Talia Quandelacy, and Katie Colborn

Outstanding Clinical Research Coordination

  • Haley Steinert
  • June Homdayjanakul

Outstanding Core Facility Support

  • Jennifer Cathcart
  • Nicolas Busquet, PhD
  • Kimberly Jordan, PhD

Outstanding Basic Research PRA/ Senior PRA

  • Keith Smith
  • Crystal Minjarez
  • Kelsey Barner

Outstanding Student

  • Kimberlyn Cook

Outstanding Administrative Professional

  • Katherine Kuhn
  • Christy Vasey

Outstanding Contribution to a Research Unit

  • Montelle Tamez

The University Research Awards event will take place on Tuesday, October 26th at 4pm. We do hope you will register and support the recipients and their outstanding achievements.

Thomas Flaig, MD

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

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

To submit a proposal for these opportunities:

Interested candidates must send a one-page summary of their research proposal and their biosketch in pdf format via the Limited Submission Portal.

W.M. Keck Foundation 

If interested in applying to the W.M. Keck Foundation for the next cycle, please submit a one-page concept by November 8, 2021. The Keck Foundation is interested in funding projects that fall under one of two categories: 1) Medical Research or 2) Science & Engineering. The Foundation offers $1 million awards.   

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 Foundation does NOT provide support for clinical trials or for disease-specific research.   


  • Internal Concept Deadline – November 8, 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 January 2022 for pre-counseling advice. 
  • Phase 1 Application Deadline – May 1, 2022, if chosen by campus to submit.
  • Full Proposal Deadline – August 15, 2022, 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.


The NCI’s F99/K00 RFA has been released. Only one application per institution is allowed. Individuals interested in being considered for this opportunity should provide the following as a single PDF:

  • 1 page description of the proposed project
  • NIH-style biographical sketch for predoctoral fellow
  • NIH-style biosketch for mentor

Submit the PDF no later than 5:00 pm October 15th. Submissions will be reviewed as quickly as possible. 

Please contact Michaela Montour if you have any questions or difficulties with the submission link.

Modern Equipment for Shared-Use Biomedical Research Facilities 


  • Materials due to Internal Review Committee: October 26, 2021
  • Sponsor Due Date: December 1, 2021

Initiative for Maximizing Student Development (IMSD) funding opportunity (T32)


  • Materials due to Internal Review Committee: November 9, 2021
  • Sponsor Due Date: January 28, 2022

Graduate Research Training Initiative for Student Enhancement (G-RISE)


  • Materials due to Internal Review Committee: November 9, 2021
  • Sponsor Due Date: January 28, 2022

Camille Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar Awards program

Camille and Henry Dreyfus Foundation

  • Materials due to Internal Review Committee: November 29, 2021
  • Sponsor DUe Date: February 2, 2022

Special Announcements

Register to attend the Universit Research Awards Ceremony ~ October 26 at 4 pm

Thanks to all that submitted awardee nominations. Given the current COVID environment and restrictions on indoor seating capacities the event will be a hybrid.  We appreciate your flexibility and ask that you register to attend via zoom to support your colleagues and honor their accomplishments.

Spark Research

Developing your molecules to initiate Phase I clinical trials - The CU Anschutz Gates Biomanufacturing Facility is here to help

Wednesday, October 27 at 4pm

Zoom registration
Presented by Matt Seefeldt
For more information contact Claire McDonald

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