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February 1, 2022 Research Bulletin

Volume 3, Issue 3

Featured Funding Opportunities


NIH Funding Announcements


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

Limited Funding Opportunities


Please take a moment to visit and bookmark the newly launched website featuring 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.


FFAR New Innovator in Food and Agriculture Research Award

  • Materials due to Internal Review Committee: February 15, 2022
  • Nomination due to sponsor: February 23, 2022
  • Nominees invited to submit full proposal: March 9, 2022
  • Sponsor Deadline: May 4, 2022

DHHS Emergency Awards: HEAL Initiative-Limited Competition: HEAL Initiative Resource Centers for the Pain Management Effectiveness Research Network

  • Materials due to Internal Review Committee: February 15, 2022
  • Letter of Intent: March 1, 2022
  • Sponsor Deadline: March 15, 2022

NHGRI Genome Research Experiences to Attract Talented Undergraduates into Genomic Fields to Enhance Diversity

  • Materials due to Internal Review Committee: May 3, 2022
  • Letter of Intent: June 1, 2022
  • Sponsor Deadline: July 1, 2022

Special Announcements


The Lorna Grindlay Moore, PhD Faculty Launch Fund 

The CU Denver and CU Anschutz Medical Campus proudly announce the next call for applications for the Lorna Grindlay Moore, PhD, Faculty Launch Award. Eligible Instructors and Assistant Professors are invited to apply for a one-year award of $40,000 to help launch their independent research programs. Faculty may be appointed in any of the schools or colleges of the CU Denver or CU Anschutz campuses whose research is centered on women’s health during and after the reproductive period. Appropriate areas include, but are not limited to pregnancy, family planning, infertility, oncology, education, public policy, mental health, cardiovascular health, diabetes, advancing the academic careers of women faculty and the effect of COVID-19 on women’s health. 

For more information visit the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology website or request for applications (RFA)

  • Due date for Letter of Intent: Extended to February 11, 2022
  • Due date for Applications: March 23, 2022
  • Funds available as of July 1, 2022

CU Anschutz School of Medicine (SOM) ASPIRE Program 

Applications are due for the CU Anschutz SOM Programmatic Incubator for Research (CU ASPIRE) Program by February 14, 2022.

The goal of CU ASPIRE is to increase submission and success of program project, center grants, and large multi-investigator programs on campus by supporting milestone-driven collaborations between investigators across campus.   

View the full RFA and application process for the SOM ASPIRE Program    

Questions should be directed to Jennifer Kemp or Bethany Ginzburg.

The Mountain & Plains Education and Research Center (MAP ERC) Pilot Project Awards, and the Total Worker Health® Pilot Project Awards are offering pilot project funding opportunities

The MAP ERC awards support projects that address traditional occupational safety and health topics such as ergonomics, safety, industrial hygiene, toxicology, among others. The Total Worker Health awards support projects that address both protection from work-related safety and health hazards and promotion of injury and illness prevention. 

The grants are designed to help early-career investigators jump-start their careers and allow for more established researchers from other disciplines to enter the field.‚Äč 

More information about Pilot Project Awards

Applications for the current funding cycle are due March 31, 2022.

The Surgical/Subspecialist Clinical Outcomes Research Fellowship (SCORE) Fellowship & The CCTSI Clinical Faculty Scholars Program (CFSP) are recruiting interested scholars for their July 2021 cohorts.

Both two-year research training programs are designed for early career investigators looking to obtain training and mentorship in clinical-outcomes research and each program requires sponsorship from the participating scholar’s department/division.  

The programs are similar in their structure, training and mentoring processes.

A primary difference between the programs is where scholars tend to be in their research careers. SCORE fellows tend to be those who need additional analytic support, research training and/or preliminary work prior to submitting their first major grant. CFSP scholars are typically those who already have advanced research training (e.g. have a master’s or PhD degree) and are ready to write a career development award or similar grant.

  • SCORE: Application deadline is March 15, 2021
  • CFSP: Application deadline is March 19, 2021

Contact Rebecca (Becca) Speer or the Program Director: Stacie Daugherty, MD, MSPH for any questions about SCORE.

For questions regarding CFSP contact Kathleen Spindle or the Program Director: Anne Libby, PhD.


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