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March 21, 2023, Research Bulletin

Volume 4, Issue 4

Highlighted Opportunity

One year after its initial launch, the Advanced Research Projects Agency for Health (ARPA-H) has released its first funding opportunities:

ARPA-H Dash competition seeks advanced concepts with the potential to revolutionize health outcomes Agency-wide Open BAA
  • Goal: ARPA-H is seeking proposals for research to improve health outcomes across patient populations, communities, diseases and health conditions and should fall within one of four areas: Health Sciences Futures, Scalable Solutions, Proactive Health, Resilient Systems
  • Submission Deadline: March 14, 2024, 3 pm ET 
  • Awards: Multiple awards are anticipated and will depend on the quality of the proposals received and the availability of funds.
ARPA-H site selection RFP
  • Goal: ARPA-H will establish three hubs in various geographic locations, each supporting a network of partners, or spokes, that will actively support the dynamic needs of ARPA-H programs. Each hub site will form a center of gravity for key ARPA-H functions but will retain a light footprint.
  • Hub No. 1, National Capital Region (NCR) and focus on stakeholder engagement and operations.
  • Hub No. 2, a customer experience hub, will drive user testing, adoption, access, and trust of ARPA-H projects, taking a human-centered approach to design products and services that people need and want to use.
  • Hub No. 3, an investor catalyst, will provide resources to help performers bring their ideas to market.
We will continue to monitor ARPA-H and communicate with the CU Anschutz scientific community about new funding opportunities and how our investigators can best align with ARPA-H programs as they continue to develop.

Featured Funding Opportunities

DoD Funding Opportunities

Autism Research Program (ARP) 

  • Career Development Award (CDA)   
  • Clinical Trial Award (CTA)   
  • Idea Development Award (IDA)   

FDA Funding Opportunities

Notices of Intent to Publish

NIH Notice of Intent to Publish Funding Opportunity Announcement to Implement and Evaluate New Models for Delivering Comprehensive, Coordinated, Person-Centered Care to People with Long COVID

DoD Bone Marrow Failure Research Program (BMFRP) 

  • Idea Development Award 
  • Investigator-Initiated Research Award 

DoD Joint Warfighter Medical Research Program (JWMRP) 

  • Military Medical Research and Development Award 

DoD Multiple Sclerosis Research Program (MSRP)

  • Clinical Trial Award  
  • Early Investigator Research Award 
  • Exploration - Hypothesis Development Award 
  • Investigator-Initiated Research Award 

DoD Prostate Cancer Research Program (PCRP)

  • Early Investigator Research Award 
  • Physician Research Award 
  • Exploration Hypothesis Development Award 
  • Idea Development Award 
  • Health Disparity Research Award 
  • Data Science Award 
  • Translational Science Award 

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

Infrastructure and Capacity Building Challenge Grants

  • Materials due to Internal Review Committee: April 14, 2023  
  • Application Deadline: May 17, 2023

OEDIT Opportunity Now Colorado

  • Materials due to Internal Review Committee: May 8, 2023  
  • Application deadline: July TBD, 2023

Special Announcements

SPARK|REACH Seminar: Patenting 101 with USPTO

This seminar will be a hybrid session, available both on zoom and in person in room 1000 in the School of Pharmacy (12850 East Montview Boulevard).

USPTO Regional Director Molly Kocialski will discuss practical and essential insights on patent fundamentals, updates at the USPTO, including numerous recent pilot programs, domestic initiatives and legislation, and the process for securing intellectual property rights domestically (US) and internationally. 

The seminar is March 22, 2023 from 4 to 5 pm. Register here for more details.

Biorender Software

The Office of the Vice Chancellor is pleased to announce that we have obtained a campus wide site license for Biorender software. 

Biorender is a web-based program that helps you create scientific figures up to 50x faster than traditional tools. The tool combines a library of over 50,000 scientifically accurate, expert-validated life science icons and templates with intuitive drag-and-drop functionality. Create professional-quality figures in minutes - no drawing skills required.   

The software will be available to University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Center faculty, staff and trainees at a 50% discount. 

To purchase your license, please use this link and follow the instructions. 

If you or your lab already owns a license, you can transfer to the discounted CU-AMC license and receive a prorated refund by accessing the refund instructions on the purchase page. 

There are training sessions scheduled specifically for CU Anschutz employees in addition to a large array of online resources to get people up and running quickly. 

For additional information or questions, please refer to the software webpage.

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