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April 18, 2023, Research Bulletin

Volume 4, Issue 6

Highlighted Opportunity

Submit Abstracts Early, Reviewed on Rolling Basis! 

All High Risk, High Reward ideas welcome!   

Advanced Research Projects Agency for Health (ARPA-H) has released a new funding opportunity soliciting innovative ideas to produce breakthroughs in health. Full BAA document here. 

REGISTER TO SUBMIT YOUR ABSTRACT: (Enter keywords in left panel: ARPA-H BAA) 

YOUR 3-PAGE ABSTRACT: Proposers are encouraged to use the Heilmeier Catechism questions to prepare their abstract. Each compliant abstract will receive a response within 4-6 weeks of submission, possibly requesting a full proposal. 

ABSTRACT REQUIREMENTS (3 pages max): (1) Cover page (2) Concept Summary (3) Innovation & Impact (4) Proposed Work (5) Organization and Capabilities (6) Cost estimate. See page 11 of the funding opportunity for abstract format guidelines/page limits. 

REVIEW PROCESS: Submit your abstracts early! They are reviewed on a rolling basis until March 24, 2024 and funding is limited.   

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: View ARPA-H Funding Webinar and/or ARPA-H PPT Funding Slides 

PRESENTATIONS/Q&A OFFERED BY CU ANSCHUTZ VICE CHANCELLOR'S OFFICE OF RESEARCH DEVELOPMENT AND STRATEGY: Your group can learn more about the new ARPA-H Funding Opportunity! Request form here.   

QUESTIONS: Please contact

Featured Funding Opportunities

NIH Funding

06/15/23 — NIH Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (ME/CFS) Collaborative Research Centers (CRCs) (U54 Clinical Trial Optional) 

7/14/23 — NIH Science Education Partnership Award (SEPA) (R25 - Clinical Trial Not Allowed) 

09/10/24 — NIH Administrative Supplements to Promote Diversity in Research and Development Small Businesses-SBIR/STTR (Admin Supp Clinical Trial Not Allowed) 

09/12/23 — NIH Core Centers for Clinical Research (CCCR) (P30 Clinical Trial Not Allowed) 

09/22/23 — NIH BRAIN Initiative: Exploratory Research Opportunities Using Invasive Neural Recording and Stimulating Technologies in the Human Brain (R61 Basic Experimental Studies with Humans Required)

DoD Funding Opportunities

Peer Reviewed Cancer Research Program (PRCRP) 

  • Advancing Clinical Care Through Clinical Trials Award 
  • Career Development Award – Fellow Option 
  • Career Development Award – Resident Option 
  • Idea Award 
  • Impact Award 
  • Patient Well-Being and Survivorship Award 
  • Translational Team Science Award 

Prostate Cancer Research Program (PCRP) 

  • Early Investigator Research Award 
  • Exploration – Hypothesis Development Award 
  • Idea Development Award 
  • Physician Research Award 

Tick-Borne Disease Research Program (TBDRP) 

  • Idea Development Award
  • Therapeutic/Diagnostic Research Award

Notices of Intent to Publish


Mechanisms of Fusion-Driven Oncogenesis in Childhood Cancers (U01 Clinical Trial Not Allowed) 

Next Generation Chemistry Centers for Fusion Oncoproteins (UM1 Clinical Trial Not Allowed)   

High Quality Reference Genomes (HQRG) (UM1 Clinical Trial Not Allowed)   

Hearing Restoration Research Program 

  • Funding Level 1 supports exploratory, high-risk/high-reward research in the earliest stages of development. 
  • Funding Level 2 supports the advancement of more mature research toward clinical translation. 
  • Funding Level 3 supports translational research with a pilot clinical trial (PCT) component.

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

Caring for Denver Alternatives to Jail

  • Materials due to Internal Review Committee: May 1, 2023  
  • Registration deadline: May 8, 2023
  • Application deadline: May 10, 2023

Brain Research Foundation Scientific Innovations Award

  • Materials due to Internal Review Committee: May 16, 2023  
  • Letter of Intent due to sponsor: June 22, 2023
  • Application Deadline: October 10, 2023

NIH Director’s Early Independence Awards

  • Materials due to Internal Review Committee: June 6, 2023  
  • Application Deadline: September 6, 2023

NIGMS Coordination Center for the Models of Infectious Disease Agent Study (MIDAS) Program

  • Materials due to Internal Review Committee: April 18, 2023  
  • Application Deadline: June 15, 2023

NIH Enhancing Science, Technology, EnginEering, and Math Educational Diversity (ESTEEMED) Research Education Experiences

  • Materials due to Internal Review Committee: April 20, 2023  
  • Application Deadline: June 7, 2023

​​​​​​​V Foundation V Scholar Cancer Research Grant (Adult)

  • Materials due to Internal Review Committee: April 20, 2023
  • Nomination due to sponsor: April 27, 2023 
  • Application Deadline: June 1, 2023

Special Announcements

RFA for the Research Training Program in Metabolism, Obesity and Type 2 Diabetes

The Division of Endocrinology, Metabolism and Diabetes in the Department of Medicine at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus is now accepting applications to provide salary support for post-doctoral research training in metabolism, obesity and type 2 diabetes. 

During the period of support trainees will have the opportunity to work in montor-based research using model systems that extend from genetic studies in flies, mechanistic studies in animals and humans to interventional studies in people with diabetes or obesity and epidemiologial studies in populations across the lifespan. 

Trainees will have the opportunity to take part in a range of seminars, workshops and specialized training opportunities. 

  • Eligibility: PhD, MD or DO degrees
  • Application Due Date: April 24, 2023
  • Review Date: Applications will be reviewed by the Recruitment Committee
  • Award Date: Awardees will be notified mid-May. 

Contact Dan Bessesen, MD, if you have any questions.

The BIAL Foundation is soliciting nominations for its 2023 Award in Biomedicine

  • Award: Prize of 300,000 Euro
  • Proposals Due: June 30, 2023

The Award recognizes a single paper of empirical biomedical research of outstanding scientific quality published in a peer-reviewed journal since 2014. 

Nominations may be submitted by an organized group of scientists, such as a university, society, academy, or research institute. The nominating group should not include individuals who contributed to the nominated work.   

Nominations are welcomed for works authored by scientists at any stage of their career, and from any country around the world.   

Visit the BIAL Foundation website for further information.

This bulletin is distributed on the 1st & 3rd Tuesday of the month for the CU Anschutz Research Community.   

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