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November 1, 2022, Research Bulletin

Volume 3, Issue 21

Featured Funding Opportunities

12/01/22 – Development of Animal Models and Related Biological Materials for Down Syndrome Research (R24 Clinical Trials Not-Allowed)

12/19/22 – The Intersection of Sex and Gender Influences on Health and Disease (R01 Clinical Trial Optional)

01/10/23 – Research Networks to Promote Multidisciplinary Mechanistic Studies on Music-Based Interventions for Pain or Alzheimer’s Disease and Alzheimer’s Disease Related Dementias (AD/ADRD) (U24 Clinical Trial Optional)

01/27/23 – AHEAD (Advancing Head and Neck Cancer Early Detection Research) (U01 Clinical Trial Not Allowed)

02/14/23 – BRAIN Initiative: Brain-Behavior Quantification and Synchronization – Transformative and Integrative Models of Behavior at the Organismal Level (R34 Clinical Trial Not Allowed)

02/14/23 – Utilizing Telomere Status to Reveal Molecular Mechanisms Underlying Susceptibility and Resiliency in Response to Environmental Exposures (R01 Clinical Trial Not Allowed)

03/15/23 – Toward ElucidAting MechanismS of HIV Pathogenesis within the Mission of the NIDDK (Pathogenesis TEAMS) (R01 Clinical Trial Optional)

03/28/23 – NCMRR Early Career Research Award (R03 Clinical Trial Optional)

03/29/23 – Development of Novel Nonsteroidal Contraceptive Methods (R61/R33 - Clinical Trial Not Allowed)

08/09/23 – Avenir Award Program for Chemistry and Pharmacology of Substance Use Disorders (DP1- Clinical Trial Not Allowed)

09/25/23 – Avenir Award Program for Genetics or Epigenetics of Substance Use Disorders (DP1 Clinical Trial Optional)

NIH Funding Announcements

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

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

Moore Inventor Fellows

  • Materials Due to Internal Review Committee: November 8, 2022
  • Sponsor Nomination Deadline: November 14, 2022
  • Sponsor Deadline: December 13, 2022

St. Baldrick’s Foundation – three tracks: Research Grant, Scholar & International Scholar 

  • Internal Application Due Date: November 21, 2022
  • LOI Due to Sponsor: December 2, 2022
  • Application Due to Sponsor: February 17, 2023

Special Announcements

2022 Steven Fadul Award 

The Steven Fadul Award is an annual prize of $1,500, awarded to an outstanding PRA or other member of the School's technical research staff.

Nominations for the 2022 Steven Fadul Award are being accepted now through November 16, 2022.

Biomedical research increasingly relies on teamwork among students, postdocs, faculty, and PRAs and other members of our technical staff. Of these, it is the technical staff who, over a period of years, log the most time in the lab and acquire unique knowledge, insight, and wisdom. They become the foundation for an efficient, productive, and collegial research atmosphere. Their ​contributions, however, are not recognized to the extent that they deserve. We seek to reward them, and in doing so to honor Steve Fadul's memory and strengthen the research enterprise at the School of Medicine.

Questions regarding this award and the process can be emailed to the Department of Physiology and Biophysics or call (303) 724-4500​.

Doris Duke Call for Applications 

We are now recruiting Scholars for the University of Colorado School of Medicine Fund to Retain Clinical Scientists (CU-FRCS).

  • A grant and mentoring program for MD or DO’s of all genders who are funded junior faculty facing hardship resulting from caregiving needs.
  • Annual 1-year award of $40,000.
  • One year of funding is guaranteed, a 2nd can be requested, subject to committee review.
  • Money can be used to pay for research costs including PRA salary (not PI salary) or other research and training costs.
  • CU-FRCS Scholars must have a MD or DO degree and active medical license.
  • Must have full-time CU-SOM faculty appointment (Instructor, Assistant Professor or Associate Professor no more than one year in rank).
  • Must be PI on a research grant(s) (internal or external CDA e.g. KO1/K23/K12/K23, or research project grant).
  • Evidence of strong research training and productivity as well as primary mentor(s) with extensive research experience.
  • Strong evidence of commitment to pursuing a career as a clinician-scientist.
  • Money can be used to support only clinical research that does not include research using animals or primary tissues derived from animals.
  • Demonstrate a compelling need that is related to family caregiving demands (e.g. children/elders/self).
Please see the Doris Duke flyer  for more information. Deadline for applications is November 25, 2022.

ACS-IRG Seed Grant Funding – 2023 

Each award is for 1 year in the amount of $70,000. Application Due Date: Friday, December 2nd, 2022.  

The purpose of this grant program is to support the development of exceptional research projects that will help lead to the conquest of cancer and will further the objectives of the CU Cancer Center. Studies in all areas of cancer research - laboratory, clinical, prevention and control, and psychosocial cancer research - will be considered for funding.

ACS IRG Grants aim to entice young faculty to pursue cancer-related research problems and are reserved for applicants who are in their first few years as junior faculty members (instructors and assistant professors) and who are in the process of establishing independent cancer research programs. 

Questions regarding the ACS-IRG seed grants and application should be directed to Paige DillerAll applications should be submitted onlinePlease note, paper applications will not be accepted or reviewed.

New NIH Data Management and Sharing Policy

Beginning in January 2023, the Final NIH Policy for Data Management and Sharing (NOT-OD-21-013) will require researchers to include a data management and sharing plan (DMSP) in all funding applications. 

The Chief Research Informatics Officer (CRIO) Council has convened a working group to determine campus needs and response to the new policy. We are creating CU Anschutz-specific data management and sharing plan (DMSP) templates and concierge services to help researchers. More information can be found on the Research Informatics Office website.

Please email with questions or if you would like to join the Working Group and help define campus data management and sharing infrastructure and policies.

Key features of the new policy are:

  • The policy applies to all research, funded in whole or in part by NIH, that results in the generation of scientific data including grants, contracts, and other transactions; it does not apply to research and other activities that do not generate scientific data, including training, infrastructure development, and non-research activities. 
  • The DMSP is two pages and is not a scored component of proposals.
  • Annual Notice of Award is dependent on RPPR reporting and grant budgets may include costs for preserving and sharing data, including personnel and storage costs. These funds must be spent during the funding period.
  • Scientific data should be made accessible as soon as possible, and no later than the time of an associated publication, or the end of performance period, whichever comes first.
  • NIH will provide a template later this fall. A draft is here and includes the following categories for inclusion:
    • Element 1: Data type (type, amount, which data will be preserved/shared, metadata and documentation)
    • Element 2: Tools, software, and code
    • Element 3: Data standards
    • Element 4: Data Preservation, access, timelines for sharing and preservation, and repository selection
    • Element 5: Factors affecting access, distribution, or reuse of scientific data, controlled access and privacy considerations
    • Element 6: Institutional compliance, monitoring, and roles

CU Anschutz SOM Programmatic Incubator for Research (CU ASPIRE) announces the second round of funding available for 2023

The School of Medicine and Office of Vice Chancellor sponsored RFA aims to foster the development of interdisciplinary, programmatic research on across campus.

The CU ASPIRE Program is designed to facilitate collaborations on unmet needs in basic science or clinical medicine, and to increase submission and success of program project, center grants, and large multi-investigator programs on campus.

Applications are due Monday, February 1, 2023.
Eligibility and Requirements
Submit RFA Application 

Fundamentals of Statistical Literacy I Course Offering

This course gives an introduction to statistical thinking and communication involving basic statistical models and tests and is appropriate for those familiar with biomedical research but little or no statistical expertise. Fall 2022, the course is offered November thru December from 6-8pm.

For questions email Luan Nguyen at the Center for Innovative Design and Analysis.

The Lorna Grindlay Moore, PhD Faculty Launch Fund

The CU Denver and CU Anschutz Medical Campus proudly announce the next call for applications for the Lorna Grindlay Moore, PhD, Faculty Launch Award.

Eligible Instructors and Assistant Professors are invited to apply for a one-year award of $40,000 to help launch their independent research programs. Faculty may be appointed in any of the schools or colleges of the CU Denver or CU Anschutz campuses whose research is centered on women’s health during and after the reproductive period.

Appropriate areas include, but are not limited to pregnancy, family planning, infertility, oncology, education, public policy, mental health, cardiovascular health, diabetes, advancing the academic careers of women faculty and the effect of COVID-19 on women’s health.

For more information visit the The Lorna Grindlay Moore, PhD Faculty Launch Fund webpage or Request for Applications.

Due date for Letter of Intent: January 20, 2023
Due date for Applications: March 24, 2023
Funds available as of July 1, 2023

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