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March 2, 2021 Research Bulletin

Volume 2, Issue 5

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.

National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS) has released a Notice of Special Interest (NOSI) titled “Administrative Supplements for Curriculum or Training Activities to Enhance Wellness and Resiliency in the Training Environment”

(NOT-GM-21-022)

These are funds for Administrative Supplements to institutions with NIGMS training (T32, T34), certain research education (R25), or institutional career development (K12) awards.  

Principal investigators are expected to collaborate to develop a program across their respective projects.

  • Materials due to Internal Review Committee: March 15, 2021
  • Sponsor Due Date: April 15, 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 15, 2021.

National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS) has released a Notice of Special Interest (NOSI) titled “Administrative Supplements for Curriculum or Training Modules to Promote Safe and Inclusive Biomedical Research Training Environments”

(NOT-GM-21-026)

These are funds for Administrative Supplements to institutions with NIGMS training (T32, T34), certain research education (R25) including Initiative for Maximizing Student Development (IMSD).

For institutions with two or more NIGMS grants, it is expected that the Program Directors/Principal Investigators will cooperate to develop curricula and/or activities that are broadly applicable to individuals at their institution and that a single supplement request will be submitted through one of the eligible NIGMS awards

  • Materials due to Internal Review Committee: March 15, 2021
  • Sponsor Due Date:  April 15, 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 15, 2021.

Secretary’s Office of Global Women’s Issues (S/GWI) within the US Department of State has released a funding opportunity announcement titled “Request for Statements of Interest: Global Support for Women, Peace and Security (WPS) Implementation by Women-led Civil Society”

(SFOP0007656)

We are limited to two Statements of Interest.

  • Materials due to Internal Review Committee: March 15, 2021
  • Sponsor Due Date for Statement of Interest:  April 18, 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 15, 2021.

US Department of Energy (DOE) has released a funding opportunity announcement (FOA) titled “Chemical Upcycling of Polymers”

(DE-FOA-0002462)

Institutions are limited to two pre-applications and applications as lead institution (see page 9 of the Funding Opportunity Announcement).

  • Materials due to Internal Review Committee: March 5, 2021
  • Sponsor Pre-Application Due Date:  March 10, 2021
  • Sponsor Due Date:  May 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 March 5, 2021.

Just Released


Fiscal Year 2021 (FY21) pre-announcements and funding opportunities for the Department of Defense (DoD) programs managed by the office of Congressionally Directed Medical Research Programs (CDMRP) are below.

FY21 Pre-announcements released:

  • Peer Reviewed Cancer Research Program
  • Behavioral Health Science Award
  • Career Development Award – Fellow Option
  • Idea Award
  • Impact Award
  • Translational Team Science Award

FY21 Funding Opportunities released:

Defense Medical Research and Development Program
Joint Program Committee 6 (JPC-6)/Combat Casualty Care Research Program (CCCRP) En Route Care Award

Special Announcements


CU Anschutz and CU Boulder Research (AB Nexus) Collaboration Update

AB Nexus is pleased to announce the second round of its Research Collaboration Grant Program. Proposals should expand and strengthen areas of research collaboration between the CU Anschutz and CU Boulder campuses. The goal of the AB Nexus Research Collaboration Grant Program is to support interdisciplinary research activities that leverage expertise across campus.

Teams submitting a proposal should aim to answer relevant research questions related to basic science and/or translational technology approaches. Proposals should emphasize a plan for 1) substantial near-term growth and sustained expansion of the collaborative team across campuses, and 2) generation of significant and continuing return on investment, including showing prior engagement with target funding agency program officers where possible.

Award Information

AB Nexus is seeking research project proposals in two award tracks. Both will support research projects that combine two or more disciplines, for which preliminary data or evidence of team synergy is necessary in order to develop a competitive application for external funding.

  • Award Amount: $50,000 for new collaborations or $125,000 for existing collaborations
  • Award Duration: 12 months
  • Notice of Intent Deadline: March 5, 2021
  • Application Deadline: April 2, 2021

Visit the AB Nexus website or email Diane Ladell for more information.


University of Colorado Interdisciplinary Joint Biology Program

  • Four one-year CUIJBP grants are available ($50,000 each) aimed to support joint biology related research.
  • Grants will fund new initiatives for investigators who are pursuing joint-biology related research that should lead to NIH K/R type funding or other extramural support.

 Eligibility

  • Faculty members at all ranks from the University of Colorado (all campuses) are eligible to apply as PI.
  • Applications from early-career investigators are encouraged.
  • Co-investigators from other institutions are also encouraged to apply, as long as a CUIJBP co-investigator is engaged in the research.

Applications are due April 1, 2021 by 5pm MST.

For more information visit the following Pilot Grants webpage or contact Dr. Larry Moreland, Director of the Interdisciplinary Joint Biology Program.


Endocrine Neoplasms Research Fellowship

The Division of Endocrinology, Metabolism and Diabetes at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus is now accepting applications for a postdoctoral research fellowship position in Endocrine Neoplasms Research, with the goals of applying cutting-edge research approaches to address key knowledge gaps in Endocrine Neoplasms and to train to become an independent investigator.  

Anticipated start date will be Summer 2021.

Postdoctoral trainees must have earned a PhD or MD. Preference will be given to new trainees. All trainees will be required to focus directly on endocrine neoplasm related research for their projects.

To apply for a training slot, the applicants should submit their compiled proposal by May 1, 2021.

Applications will be reviewed by the Recruitment Committee and awardees notified in early-June. Applicants must be US citizens or have a green card. We strongly encourage minority candidates to apply.
The following should be included in your application:

  1. Transcripts (undergraduate and graduate)
  2. Two letters of recommendation. One of these letters must be from your research mentor.
  3. Mentor NIH biosketch
  4. Trainee NIH biosketch
  5. A one-page Specific Aims plan that describes your proposed research project
  6. A one page Training Plan that describes the proposed career development of the trainee.

Please note that postdoctoral trainees will be required to apply for additional extramural funding (e.g., individual F or K-award) during their first year of support.

Please compile application into a single pdf file and email to Caroline Whitaker no later than May 1, 2021.


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