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May 3, 2022 Research Bulletin

Volume 3, Issue 9

Dear Colleagues, 

It was wonderful to see the CU School of Medicine’s RNA Bioscience Initiative (RBI) featured at last week’s Transforming Healthcare event. Presented by Chancellor Elliman, this community lecture series showcases the extraordinary medical advancements and scientific progress taking place on our campus.   

The RBI team shared how their breakthroughs are transforming the future of medicine, opening up a wide range of new treatments, diagnostic tools and therapies. If you weren’t able to make it to the April 26 event, I would encourage you to watch a recording online, including all five speakers’ presentations.   

I want to recognize the RBI team and all those involved in organizing this very successful event spotlighting the outstanding basic science research taking place on the CU Anschutz Medical Campus.   


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

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.

Conservation, Food & Health Foundation

  • Materials due to Internal Review Committee: June 7, 2022
  • Concept Application Deadline: July 1, 2022
  • Proposal Invitations: August 1, 2022
  • Sponsor Deadline: September 3, 2022

NSF IUSE / Professional Formation of Engineers: Revolutionizing Engineering Departments (IUSE/PFE: RED)

An eligible institution may submit a maximum of two proposals (e.g., 2 RED Innovation Track or 1 RED A&I Track and 1 RED Two-year Track)

  • Materials due to Internal Review Committee: May 31, 2022
  • Sponsor Deadline: July 18, 2022

ADA Pathway to Stop Diabetes Awards

  • Materials due to Internal Review Committee: June 7, 2022
  • Sponsor Deadline: August 1, 2022

NSF Resilient & Intelligent NextG Systems (RINGS) - Virtual Organization (RINGS-VO)

  • Materials due to Internal Review Committee: June 7, 2022
  • Sponsor Deadline: August 1, 2022

NEH Summer Stipends, Humanities

  • Materials due to Internal Review Committee: July 26, 2022
  • Sponsor Deadline: September 21, 2022

Just Released

Fiscal Year 2022 (FY22) funding opportunities and pre-announcements for the Department of Defense (DoD) programs managed by the office of Congressionally Directed Medical Research Programs (CDMRP) are below. 

CDMRP understands that applicants continue to be impacted by COVID-19. Submission deadlines for pre-applications and full applications will incorporate the maximum time that is feasible for each FY22 program.

FY22 Program Announcements Released


Peer Reviewed Alzheimer's Research Program

  • Accelerating Diagnostics Research Award
  • New for FY22! Investigator Initiated Research Award
  • New for FY22! Translational Research Award

Pancreatic Cancer Research Program

  • Idea Development Award
  • Translational Research Partnership Award

Pre-application Submission Deadlines for FY22 DOD BCRP and OCRP Funding Opportunities 

Breast Cancer Research Program (BCRP) - Pre-application Submission deadline is May 3, 2022 5pm EST for the following FY22 BCRP funding opportunities:

  • Breakthrough Award Levels 1 and 2
  • Era of Hope Scholar Award

Special Announcements

NIH posts Research Opportunity Announcement (ROA) for Clinical Trials for the Prevention and/or Treatment of Post-Acute Sequelae of SARS-CoV-2 Infection (PASC) 

As part of the RECOVER Initiative, the NIH is soliciting applications for clinical trials in individuals over 18 years old for the prevention and/or treatment of PASC. 

The NIH is seeking proposals for clinical trials testing a range of interventions and using diverse methods to address symptoms/symptom clusters and the underlying mechanisms of the pathobiology of PASC. 

Trial proposals should reflect community and patient engagement. The funding will utilize the NIH's Other Transaction Authority (OTA). 

A technical assistance webinar is anticipated tentatively for May 6, 2022. Please check back on the RECOVER funding page and on the NIH funding announcement website for additional information and the registration link.   

For additional information please email

CYSHCN Funding Opportunity for Emerging Investigators

Applicants from any U.S. academic institution that serves children and youth with special health care needs may apply. 

Preference is given to those proposals that have the potential to lead to projects of a larger and longer-term nature. 

A family or youth partner is required. Up to three projects focused on health systems research for children and youth with special health care needs will be funded up to $15,000 (1-year). 

Additional information and specifics regarding an application webinar on May 18

Cancer Center K12 Paul Calabresi Scholar Award   

The Cancer Center is now accepting applications for K12 Scholar appointments to the Paul Calabresi Award for Clinical Oncology Research (PCACOR).   

The purpose of the PCACOR is to prepare highly qualified cancer clinical researchers called Paul Calabresi Clinical Oncology Research Scholars (Scholars) who can independently design, manage and complete cancer clinical trials. 

Scholars learn to communicate and coordinate with multidisciplinary teams of clinical and basic/behavioral research scientists to test rational hypotheses and manage all phases of cancer clinical trials using state-of-the-art laboratory analyses to personalize cancer treatment. 

The K12 provides $100,000 in salary support and $30,000 for Research and Development (R&D) per year.  Scholars are guaranteed 2 years of support. 

  • Application Due Date: July 1, 2022 at 5pm
  • Award Start Date: September 1, 2022 

For additional information, please contact Paige Diller.

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