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October 3, 2023, Research Bulletin

Volume 4, Issue 16

Highlighted Opportunity

ARPA-H Funding   

Newly Announced: Resilient Extended Automatic Cell Therapies (REACT), aims to empower patients to more effectively manage their health, reducing the need for invasive and expensive long-term treatments. ARPA-H is seeking solutions to form two implantable devices: a Living Pharmacy, which delivers therapeutic molecules, as well as a Living Sentinel which detects key biomarkers of disease.
Proposers' Day - November 16, 2023. (Please contact Jamie Kutner if you are interested in attending.) 

Newly Announced: ARPA-H Biomedical Data Fabric (BDF) Toolbox in Collaboration with NCI to advance next-generation software tools to synthesize and speed the use of health research data. Two mechanisms are available through this program: 

ARPA-H Biomedical Data Fabric Toolbox – Technical areas of focus: automated data collection (TA1), curation of multisource data & analysis (TA2), data exploration and dashboards for researchers and decision-makers (TA3) Abstracts Due: October 6, 2023 Full Proposals Due: November 14, 2023 

NCI | Fredrick National Laboratory Collaborations RFP – Focus is to evaluate the data fabric tools with early use cases specifically in cancer (TA4).
Bidders Conference: October 12, 2023
Full Proposals Due: November 14, 2023

Internal Funding Opportunities

CU Anschutz Programmatic Incubator for Research (CU ASPIRE) Program 

The goal of the CU ASPIRE Program is to increase submission and success of program project, center grants, and large multi-project team science programs (not multi-PI R01s) on campus by supporting milestone-driven collaborations between investigators across campus. 

  • Letters of Intent (required) due: October 30, 2023
  • EXTENDED application deadline: January 16, 2023

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

Brain Research Foundation | Seed Grant

  • Internal Applications Due: October 9, 2023  
  • Sponsor LOI deadline: November 21, 2023

The G. Harold and Leila Y. Mathers Foundation

  • Internal Applications Due: October 18, 2023  
  • Sponsor LOI deadline: December 1, 2023

Call for Nominations - Mechthild Esser Nemmers Prize in Medical Science

  • Internal Applications Due: October 16, 2023  
  • Sponsor deadline: November 1, 2023

W. M. Keck Foundation

  • Internal Applications Due: October 27, 2023  
  • Sponsor deadline: December 31, 2023

Featured Funding Opportunities





Notices of Intent to Publish

Federal Funding News

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

Big Data Seminar Series: Health Data Compass

This seminar series features one to two 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 with the speaker, and sometimes a panel of experts on the topic of interest. These events are engaging and interactive so attendees can get answers to questions they have or connect with audience members who may be able to help them.

A topical overview is provided, along with some examples of the types of questions that can be investigated (and answered using big data) in the given domain. Practical tips for handling the domain-specific data and the accompanying statistical analyses are also offered.

October 11, 2023 from 3:30 to 4:30 pm, available via Zoom.

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

Spark Research — Entrepreneurs Bootcamp: Startup Legal, Tax and Fundraising Considerations

This session will focus on forming, launching and financing your startup. Matt Dubofsky, Dave Strong and Cassie Wetzel, attorneys in Wilson Sonsini’s Boulder office, and Matt Meyer, Wilson Sonsini’s Chief Business Advisor, will lead the session and cover various topics, including entity selection, startup formation documents, startup tax considerations and early-stage fundraising strategies. 

October 25, 4 – 6 pm Zoom registration. For more information contact Claire McDonald.

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