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September 5, 2023, Research Bulletin

Volume 4, Issue 14

Internal Funding Opportunities

New - 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
  • Application due: December 15, 2023
  • Coming Soon: The CU School of Medicine and CU Anschutz Research Development and Strategy Office will host ASPIRE Townhalls to discuss program specific. Dates and details will be announced soon. 

See additional details, full RFP, and link to submit LOI

Highlighted Opportunity


ARPA-H funds its first ever research project via the General BAA mechanism awarded to Emery University ($24M): RNA-Encoded Immunogene Tuning (CUREIT


Newly Released: Digital Infrastructure Program (DIGIHEALS/SHARE)

Precision Surgical Interventions (PSI),

General ARPA-H Funding

  • Full Announcement (BAA)   
  • Apply ASAP, Abstracts Due: March 14, 2024 (accepted on rolling basis or until funding runs out)

For more information or questions, email Jamie Kutner.


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

The Warren Alpert Foundation | Distinguished Scholar Fellowship Award

  • Internal applications due: September 7, 2023
  • Sponsor application due: November 1, 2023

DoD Research and Education Program for Historically Black Colleges and Universities and Minority-Serving Institutions (HBCU/MI)

  • Limited three submissions per institution
  • Anyone interested in submitting to this mechanism, please contact Jamie Kutner no later than September 8, 2023

Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation | Moore Inventor Fellowship

  • Internal Applications Due: September 12, 2023  
  • Sponsor Deadline: December 13, 2023

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

Featured Funding Opportunities





PSI Broad Agency Announcement (BAA) — calls for proposals focused on cancer localization, healthy structure localization, and improving outcomes during surgery. One portion of the BAA focuses on cancer surgeries, while another applies to surgeries for any relevant condition.   

  • Abstracts due 9/21/2023 
  • Rolling Basis — Open-Office Broad Agency Announcement (BAA); abstracts accepted on a rolling basis until March 2024

Notices of Intent to Publish

NIH Funding Announcements

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

Special Announcements

Develop a digital health technology with a $75,000 digiSPARK award

digiSPARK is awarding 2-3 grants to PIs developing digital health solutions addressing unmet clinical and administrative needs. Areas of digital health solutions include artificial intelligence, machine learning, big data, software, healthcare IT, and more.

Funding for digiSPARK is provided by the Colorado Office of Economic Development & International Trade’s (COEDIT) Advanced Industries Accelerator (AIA) program. Applicants awarded grants are required to match 1/3 of the grant award with funding from industry partners, startups or the PI’s department.

Important Dates:

  • August 21: Applications open
  • September 27: Applications due

Fundamentals of Study Design Biostatistics Short Course

  • September 6 - October 11 (online)
  • Wednesdays 4:00 - 6:00 PM

A six-week short course for those wanting to become acquainted with basic clinical trial methodology, either to broaden their knowledge of public health and clinical research, or to obtain a basis for more advanced study of the design and conduct of clinical trials. Introduces clinical trial design in the context of epidemiological concepts, covers various topics in the design and conduct of clinical trials, and profiles clinical trials that illustrate these issues.

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

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