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September 21, 2021 Research Bulletin

Volume 2, Issue 18

Dear Research Colleagues,

Thank you all for your continued collaboration and flexibility as we navigate the impacts of COVID both personally and professionally.  

As the situation continues to evolve, we are proud of the research that continues to be at the forefront for positive change.

For several future issues of the Research Bulletin, I will take the opportunity to highlight some accomplishments and research administration updates.  

For this issue, I am excited to introduce changes with the Clinical Research Support Team (CReST).

CReST was created in 2017 as a CCTSI program to fill gaps in clinical research support for investigators and clinical research teams. CReST saw rapid growth and by 2021 they had expanded to a team of 15 clinical research professionals, supporting over 130 studies with more than 70 unique investigators in 30 departments across campus.

The success of CReST would not have been possible without substantial initial investment and continued support from the CCTSI. We thank Ron Sokol, MD, Janine Higgins, PhD and the entire CCTSI administration for their contribution to CReST.

As CReST has proved to be an integral resource to clinical research across the CU Anschutz Medical Campus, CReST has now moved to operate within the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research. CReST has become a huge asset to the clinical research operations on campus and I look forward to its continued success and expansion.

Today, September 21, CReST is leading the Clinical Research Connections monthly forum at 12pm.  Please visit the CReST website for more details on the meeting and CReST services.

Thank you all for your valued partnership and collaboration.

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.

Warren Alpert Foundation announced their Distinguished Scholars Fellowship Award

The Warren Alpert Distinguished Scholars program will support individual scientists of exceptional creativity who have an MD or PhD degree (or both) and who have completed a minimum of three years  of a post-doctoral fellowship by July 1, 2022 in the field of neurosciences and hold a post-doctoral research position at a United States medical school, research institute or academic hospital.

  • Materials due to Internal Review Committee: October 4, 2021
  • Sponsor Deadline: November 1, 2021

Early-Stage Surgeon Scientist Program (ESSP)

NCI has launched a new program to train surgeon scientists and retain them in cancer research. Early-Stage Surgeon Scientist Program (ESSP).

  • Materials due to Internal Review Committee: October 5, 2021
  • Sponsor Deadline: Award will be issued as a supplement under the Cancer Center Support Grant (P30CA46934) and will be administered through the Cancer Center.

Moore Inventor Fellows

Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation has announced its Moore Inventor Fellows. The foundation seeks to identify outstanding inventors and innovators who harness science and technology to enhance the conduct of scientific research, strengthen environmental conservation, or improve the experience and outcomes of patient care.

  • Materials due to Internal Review Committee: October 11, 2021
  • Sponsor Nomination Deadline: November 11, 2021
  • Sponsor Full Application Deadline: December 13, 2021

Blavatnik National Awards for Young Scientists

  • Materials due to Internal Review Committee: October 18, 2021
  • Sponsor Nominee Eligibility Exception Deadline: November 3, 2021
  • Sponsor Nomination Deadline: November 17, 2021
  • Sponsor Letter of Support Deadline: December 1, 2021

Each institution may submit up to three nominations, one in each disciplinary category of Life Sciences, Physical Sciences & Engineering, and Chemistry.

Ralph E. Powe Junior Faculty Enhancement Awards

Oak Ridge Associated Universities (ORAU) announces their Ralph E. Powe Junior Faculty Enhancement Awards.  

  • Materials due to Internal Review Committee: November 15, 2021
  • Sponsor Due Date: January 7, 2022


NSF announces a new initiative, Polar STEAM.  

  • Materials due to Internal Review Committee: November 29, 2021
  • Sponsor Due Date: February 25, 2022

David and Lucile Packard Foundation Fellowships for Science and Engineering

  • Materials due to Internal Review Committee: December 6, 2021
  • Sponsor Due Date: anticipated March 15, 2022

Special Announcements

Save the Date: October 26 at 4pm ~ The University Research Awards Ceremony

Thanks to all that submitted awardee nominations. Given the current COVID environment and restrictions on indoor seating capacities we are still finalizing the event logistics.  We appreciate your patience as more details will be forthcoming in the next few weeks regarding registration and event details.

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