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February 2, 2021 Research Bulletin

Volume 2, 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


Currently we are seeing an increase in the number of limited institutional grant opportunities in which we can nominate a single applicant from our institution. Due to the short turn-around time we will have a modified and shortened process for these types of grant opportunities.

For the limited institutional grant opportunities below, please submit a brief summary (one page or less) and biosketch by the date indicated.

Next50 is open to receive 1 grant proposal for the entire University of Colorado – all campuses will submit their proposals but only 1 can be selected

UNIVERSITY-WIDE SUBMISSION

Next50 is interested in proposals for promising ideas in the aging space across disciplines and fields of interest. This is an opportunity for stakeholders in the broad field of aging to present ideas that will help to create a new future for aging in Colorado and the nation. We are interested in a variety of issues including, but not limited to: transportation, housing, health and wellness, social programs, caregiver support, workforce, technology, research, and the arts.

  • Materials due to Internal Review Committee: February 9, 2021
  • Full Applications deadline: February 28, 2021

Interested candidates must send a one-page summary of their research proposal and their biosketch in pdf format to limited.submissions@cuanschutz.edu by February 9, 2021.

US Department of Energy, the Office of Advanced Scientific Computing Research (ASCR) within the Office of Science (SC), has released a funding opportunity announcement titled “X-Stack: Programming Environments for Scientific Computing”

(DE-FOA-0002460)

Institutions are limited to two required pre-applications and two applications (see page 10).

  • Materials due to Internal Review Committee: February 9, 2021
  • Pre-Applications deadline:  March 1, 2021
  • Full Applications deadline:  April 12, 2021

Interested candidates must send a one-page summary of their research proposal and their biosketch in pdf format to limited.submissions@cuanschutz.edu by February 9, 2021.

Foundation for Food and Agriculture Research (FFAR) has released this year’s New Innovator in Food and Agriculture Research Award guidelines

Institutions are limited to one nomination for this program.

  • Materials due to Internal Review Committee: February 12, 2021
  • Nominations to Sponsor: March 3, 2021
  • Invited Full Proposal deadline: March 24, 2021
  • Invited Full Applications deadline: May 5, 2021

Interested candidates must send a one-page summary of their research proposal and their biosketch in pdf format to limited.submissions@cuanschutz.edu by February 12, 2021.

National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) has released information for their Fiscal Year 2022 NEA Research Labs Program

An organization may submit more than one application. In each case, the request must be for a distinctly different project. However, an organization will not receive more than one new NEA Research Labs award. If more than one research team within an organization is interested in applying, NEA is encouraging the teams to explore working together to submit one application on behalf of the organization rather than separate applications.

Note that this grant program requires a 1:1 match.

  • Materials due to Internal Review Committee: February 15, 2021
  • Full Applications deadline: March 31, 2021

Interested candidates must send a one-page summary of their research proposal and their biosketch in pdf format to limited.submissions@cuanschutz.edu by February 15, 2021.

HRSA has released the “Behavioral Health Workforce Education and Training (BHWET) Program for Paraprofessionals”

  • Materials due to Internal Review Committee: February 19, 2021
  • Full Applications deadline: April 12, 2021

Interested candidates must send a one-page summary of their research proposal and their biosketch in pdf format to limited.submissions@cuanschutz.edu by February 19, 2021.

National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention & Health Promotion (CDC) has released a program solicitation titled “Improving Epilepsy Education, Systems of Care, and Health Outcomes through National and Community Partnerships”

  • Materials due to Internal Review Committee: February 22, 2021
  • Optional Letters of Intent: March 8, 2021
  • Full Applications deadline: April 12, 2021

Interested candidates must send a one-page summary of their research proposal and their biosketch in pdf format to limited.submissions@cuanschutz.edu by February 22, 2021.

National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI) has released a program announcement titled “Mentored Research Experiences for Genetic Counselors (R25)”

(PAR-21-074)

Institutions are limited to one application.

  • Materials due to Internal Review Committee: March 5, 2021
  • Full Applications deadline: May 25, 2021

Interested candidates must send a one-page summary of their research proposal and their biosketch in pdf format to limited.submissions@cuanschutz.edu by March 5, 2021.

National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI) has released a program announcement titled “Research Experience in Genomic Research for Data Scientists (R25)”

(PAR-21-075)

Institutions are limited to one application..

  • Materials due to Internal Review Committee: March 5, 2021
  • Full Applications deadline: May 25, 2021

Interested candidates must send a one-page summary of their research proposal and their biosketch in pdf format to limited.submissions@cuanschutz.edu by March 5, 2021.

National Science Foundation has released a program solicitation titled “Enabling Quantum Leap: Quantum Interconnect Challenges for Transformational Advances in Quantum Systems (QuIC-TAQS)”

(NSF 21-553)

Institutions are limited to one preliminary proposal as lead institution.

Materials due to Internal Review Committee: March 8, 2021

  • Preliminary proposals: April 12, 2021
  • Full Applications deadline: June 14, 2021

Interested candidates must send a one-page summary of their research proposal and their biosketch in pdf format to limited.submissions@cuanschutz.edu by March 8, 2021.

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 about the Lorna Grindlay Moore Fund visit the following webpage


Due date for Letter of Intent: January 29, 2021
Due date for Applications: March 31, 2021
Funds available as of July 1, 2021


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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