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November 15, 2022, Research Bulletin

Volume 3, Issue 22

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

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

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

Pediatric Critical Care and Trauma Scientist Development Program

  • Materials due to Internal Review Committee: January 17, 2023
  • Sponsor Deadline: March 29, 2023

Breast Cancer Alliance Exceptional Project Grants 2024

  • Materials due to Internal Review Committee: April 11, 2023
  • Sponsor Deadline: July 21, 2023

Breast Cancer Alliance Young Investigator Grants 2024

  • Materials due to Internal Review Committee: April 11, 2023
  • Sponsor Deadline: July 21, 2023

Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation

  • Materials due to Internal Review Committee: December 6, 2023
  • Sponsor Deadline: February 1, 2023

Special Announcements

CCTSI Programs Requests for Applications

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

Both programs offer a unique opportunity for internal mock grant review for those submitting NIH grant applications. Participants will receive specific written and verbal critiques of their proposals prior to submission to the funding agency.

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.

Diabetes Research Center - Pilot & Feasibility Award Cycle 2022

The Colorado Diabetes Research Center Pilot & Feasibility Program funds diabetes researchers distributed across spectrum of basic science, translational, clinical and health disparities research who investigate T1D, T2D, and/or diabetes complications and is a key element in recruiting and training promising diabetes research scientists.

Applications will be considered from both junior and established investigators.

  • Intent to Apply Due: Friday, December 2, 2022 at 5pm 
  • Informational Zoom Sessions
    • Wed, Dec 14, 2022 11am
    • Fri, Dec 16, 2022 10am 
    • Tues, Jan 10, 2023 1pm
  • Full Application Due: Friday, January 13, 2023 5pm
  • Award Start Date: Friday, April 1, 2023

Please direct any questions to Lisbel Woods.

Proposals are now being accepted for the National COVID Cohort Collaborative (N3C) PHASTR - N3C Public Health Answers to Speed Tractable Results

The N3C PHASTR initiative is a new opportunity to use N3C data to provide fast actionable analyses on high-impact COVID-19 public health questions.  It’s also an opportunity to increase community engagement on using big data for research and machine learning best practices.

See the N3C website for submission details and timelines: N3C PHASTR | N3C ( Email Anh Nguyen for additional information or questions.

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.

High Resolution peripheral Quantitative Computed Tomography (HR-pQCT) 2023 Seed Grant Call for Applications

High-Resolution peripheral Quantitative Computed Tomography (HR-pQCT) is now available in the outpatient Adult CTRC to obtain non-invasive 3D images at the distal tibia and distal radius of humans for clinical in vivo assessments of volumetric bone mineral density and parameters of bone quality (e.g., microarchitecture, geometry, porosity, and biomechanics). XtremeCT II HR-pQCT scanner images have a very small isotropic voxel size (60.7 μm) and very low radiation dose (≤5 μSv per scan/anatomical site) so the device can be used for studies performed in adult, adolescent, and pediatric populations.

These seed grants are intended to increase utilization of this new instrument and can only be used for HR-pQCT scanning/analysis. They are supported by the CCTSI, the Vice Chancellor of Research, and Pediatric Endocrinology at Children’s Hospital Colorado. 

For additional information please visit the the CCTSI website or email Julio Carballido-Gamio, PhD, with questions.

Applications are due February 15, 2023.

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.

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