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March 15, 2022 Research Bulletin

Volume 3, Issue 6

Dear Research Colleagues, 

Due to staffing shortages within the clinical research contracting team, you are likely to experience delays in the reviewing and executing of CDAs, CTAs (except CHCO projects) and MTAs.   

We are looking to outsource where feasible, but we will be prioritizing to essential projects only until further notice. You will be asked to complete a feasibility survey for CTAs after you have completed the normal initial submission process. 

When you submit MTAs, it would be helpful if you can indicate any contingencies such as NIH funding to help with prioritization. 

Please only submit CDAs for projects that are of significant interest. 

We apologize for the inconvenience and appreciate your help as we manage the situation. 

Questions can be directed to   

Alison Lakin RN, LLB, LLM, PhD
Associate Vice Chancellor for Regulatory Compliance
And Research Integrity Officer

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 Research Grants

  • Materials due to Internal Review Committee: March 10, 2022
  • Pre-Application Counseling Period: July 1 - August 15, 2022
  • Phase I applications, invitation only: November 1, 2022
  • Phase II applications, invitation only: February 15, 2023

NSF Partnerships for Innovation Research Partnership (PFI-RP)

  • Materials due to Internal Review Committee: May 17, 2022
  • Sponsor Deadline: July 13, 2022

NIOSH Centers of Excellence for Total Worker Health®

  • Materials due to Internal Review Committee: July 26, 2022
  • Sponsor Deadline: October 28, 2022

NIDDK Institutional Network Award for Promoting Kidney, Urologic, and Hematologic Research Training

  • Materials due to Internal Review Committee: August 16, 2022
  • Sponsor Deadline: October 14, 2022

Special Announcements

Colorado Immersion Training (CIT) in Community Engagement

This CIT is a unique community-campus educational initiative that aims to introduce an expanded pool of researchers to community-based participatory research (CBPR) and community.

  • Learn core principles of community-based participatory research and community engaged translational research.
  • Develop skills to engage community partners in research.
  • Spend time in the community and begin building relationships.
  • Receive ongoing technical assistance and coaching from CCTSI faculty and staff.
  • Learn about special funding opportunities. 

Apply online by March 16, 2022.   

For more information contact Kaylee Rivera Gordon.

Center for Mucosal Immunology and Rheumatic Disease Pathogenesis (CMIR) Microgrant Funding Opportunity

CMIR is currently accepting applications for Microgrant funding 

All CMIR members and trainee investigators from the CU-AMC or affiliated institutions are eligible to apply. Priority will be given to early career investigators (e.g., graduate students, postdoctoral research fellows and faculty at the rank of Assistant Professor or below who have not yet been awarded an R01 or equivalent grant). 

Awards of up to $5,000 will be given per awarded Microgrant. Funds must be spent on CMIR services such as Research Core expertise and resources, sample access fees and data management/ statistical support. Microgrant projects should be structured to be completed in 12 months or less. 

For questions on the application or review process, visit the website or contact Alyssa Haberle.



RFA for K to R and Pre-K
Mock Study Section Review Programs

The CCTSI K to R (KTR) Transition and Pre-K programs are now accepting applications for review.   

Both, Pre-K and K to R programs offer a unique opportunity for a Mock Study Section Review for those submitting NIH K and R grant applications.   

Participants will receive specific written and verbal critique of their proposals prior to submission to the funding agency. 

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