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November 7, 2023, Research Bulletin

Volume 4, Issue 18

Dear Research Colleagues,

As a reminder, the third annual University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus Research Awards Ceremony will take place this winter.

This ceremony celebrates faculty, staff and trainees who have made significant contributions in their field and to the campus research community. Awards will be presented at a live celebratory event to be held on Tuesday, February 27, 2024.

There are many award categories available to recognize faculty and staff members who have been directly involved in research as well as those who are critical to the support of the research community. Please take a few moments to review the award descriptions and submit a nomination for a colleague or, in some cases, a team using the nomination form button below.

The deadline for nominations is Friday, November 17, 2023.

Thomas Flaig, MD Vice Chancellor for Research

Internal Funding Opportunities

AB Nexus | Research Collaboration Grant Program

2024 CTSA Program NOSI NOT-TR-23-026 Collaborative and Innovative Acceleration Award (CIAA) — The CCTSI program is inviting internal submissions to be considered for collaboration as part of this NOSI.

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

National Comprehensive Cancer Center Network (NCCN) Foundation | Young Investigator Award (YIA) Program

  • Internal Applications Due: November 16, 2023  
  • Sponsor deadline: November 29, 2023

Ralph E. Powe Junior Faculty Enhancement Awards

  • Internal concept papers due: November 16, 2023  
  • Sponsor deadline: January 8, 2024

St. Baldrick’s | Scholar (Career Development Award)

  • Internal Applications Due: November 17, 2023  
  • Sponsor deadline: December 8, 2023

St. Baldrick’s | International Scholar Award

  • Internal Applications Due: November 17, 2023  
  • Sponsor deadline: December 8, 2023

St. Baldrick’s | Research Grant Award

  • Internal Applications Due: November 17, 2023  
  • Sponsor deadline: December 8, 2023

NSF | Scholarships in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (S-STEM)

  • Internal Applications Due: December 1, 2023  
  • Sponsor deadline: March 2, 2024
  • Please contact Jamie Kutner by December 1 if you are interested in applying internally for nomination.

Notices of Intent to Publish

Federal Funding News

Seeking CU Anschutz Thought Leaders in Quantum and Human Health — CU Anschutz is a proud part of Elevate Quantum Colorado, a consortium named a Tech Hub by the U.S. Economic Development Association (EDA). The designation positions CO as a global leader in quantum healthcare innovations and qualifies us to apply for Tech Hub grants from EDA ($70M+). We are forming a Special Interest Group (SIG) to inform directions for quantum and human health research at CU Anschutz and a Tech Hub grant (e.g., drug discovery, precision medicine, radiotherapy/imaging, clinical decision supports). Please complete this form if interested to join the SIG. 

NIH revises grant review process to improve focus on scientific merit, reduce reputational bias. More details here.

ARPA-H Launches Nationwide Health Innovation Network- anchored by three ARPA-H regional centers (Hubs) with a growing network of Spokes from around the country. UCHealth CARE Innovation Center was selected as one of the initial Innovation Spokes. 

ARPA-H Announces Seven Open Broad Agency Announcement Awardees - The general BAA mechanism was awarded for projects to tackle Cancer, Organ Transplants, Superbugs, and Improving Immunity. See the full list of awardees here.

ARPA-H is still accepting abstracts for this mechanism and will continue to fund applications on a rolling basis (until March 2024 or funds run out).

NIH Funding Announcements

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

Special Announcements

Statistical Literacy I: Biostatistics Short Course

The Fundamentals of Statistical Literacy Short Course will help you improve your ability to critically assess literature and understand and communicate biostatistical issues.  Topics are introduced and discussed in the context of the research process and tied back to phases of research that investigators will understand. 

Material is presented in short videos, in-class lecture and discussion, and group study and presentation of specific case studies taken from real-world scenarios.  This class will not teach you how to carry out the analyses themselves, as there is no coding and minimal computation. 

VIRTUAL October 24 - December 12

Big Data Seminar Series: Machine Learning Methods and Tools

November 8, 2023 from 3:30 to 4:30pm

Presenter: Arjun Krishnan, Associate Professor

This seminar series features one hour overviews of various topics involving “big data”, typically offered every other month. Topics include big data in multiple contexts: omics technologies, wearables, imaging, electronic health records, and more.

Presenters first present their expertise which is followed by a questions and answer session.

ACS-IRG Seed Grant Funding – 2024

Each award is for 1 year in the amount of $70,000.
Application Due Date: Friday, December 1st, 2023.

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 Diller

All applications should be submitted here.

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