Research Funding Opportunities



Center for Children's Surgery

Contact: Sandra.talley@childrenscolorado.org 

*Please note only one CCS award type may be requested per review cycle*

Ponzio Research Awards

Due Date: June 1

Made possible by a generous gift to the Children’s Hospital Foundation by Mr. Craig Ponzio, the Ponzio Research Awards are intended to serve as seed funds for pilot projects- supporting outcomes, translational or basic science research projects within the CCS. The CCS funds up to 3 individual awards of $25,000 each annually.

List of current and previous awardees

2020
Jose Miron Diaz - Pediatric Surgery
Aubrey Armento - Orthopedics
Michael Puente - Ophthalmology

2019
Sarah Hecht - Urology
Melissa Engle - Ophthalmology
Brian Herrmann - ENT

2018
Melissa Scholes - ENT
Sumeet Garg - Orthopedics
Jonathan Walker - Urology

Innovation Awards

Due Date: June 1

The CCS Innovation award supports projects focusing on new and novel technologies, processes, tools or devices with the aim of advancing novel and innovative solutions for surgical and medical issues. The CCS funds up to 2 individual awards of $25,000 each, annually.

List of current and previous awardees

2020
Norman Friedman- ENT
Daniel Han- Urology

2019
Steve Moulton- Pediatric Surgery
Todd Hankinson - Neurosurgery


 

Children's Hospital Colorado

Contact: Jessica.Jensen@childrenscolorado.org

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*Please note, only one CHCO award type may be requested per review cycle*

Research Institute Pilot Award (faculty only)

Due Dates: March 1, September 1

Pilot Awards provide financial support for research projects that will allow investigators to obtain data for future extramural research support. The amount awarded is limited to $30,000 and the award lasts for one year with a possible one year extension if approved.

  • Award will support acquisition of preliminary data needed for obtaining extramural funding support. The long-term plan for the project must be clearly described in the proposal.
  • No funding will be provided for travel or to support PI salary.
  • Funding is not to exceed $30,000.

Research Institute Research Scholar Award (RSA) (faculty only)

Due Dates: March 1, September 1

The RSA is available to help new investigators solidify and apply their research training. The award is for one year, with funding available for a second year if progress has been satisfactory. The award requires a letter from a supervisor guaranteeing that the specified percentage of time is available for research (75%).

  • The RSA is intended for beginning investigators (junior faculty) within the first five years of their research careers.
  • The applicant must identify a mentor who is committed to working with the investigator throughout the course of their project. A letter of support from the mentor must be included with the application.
  • The applicant should currently have limited or no extramural support.
  • If greater than 50% of salary is currently being paid from research-based sources, then the applicant is not eligible for a Research Scholar Award. The proposal must include a list showing other support.
  • If a research scholar awardee has, or later obtains, additional research funding that includes salary, then the RI award may be prorated.
  • The award must be used to cover that part of the PI's salary/benefits needed to complete the research (usually greater than 75% time).
  • The total award cannot exceed $100,000 per year.

CHCO/School of Mines Collaboration Pilot Award (faculty only)

Due Dates: March 1, September 1

Children's Hospital Colorado - University of Colorado/School of Mines Collaboration Pilot Awards provide financial support for research projects that will allow investigators to obtain data for future extramural research support.

To apply for this award, a Children's Hospital Colorado/University of Colorado Investigator must partner with a School of Mines Investigator (.xlsx) and design a pilot project that will likely garner extramural support in the future, advance scientific knowledge applicable to child health, and strengthen the collaboration between our institutions. The amount awarded is limited to $20,000 with half contributed by Colorado School of Mines and half contributed by Children's Hospital Colorado. The award lasts for one year with a possible one-year extension, pending a progress report and approval.

  • Award will support acquisition of preliminary data needed for obtaining extramural funding support. The long-term plan for the project must be clearly described in the proposal.
  • No funding will be provided for travel or PI salary.
  • Funding is not to exceed $20,000.

Research Institute Bridge Funds (faculty only)

*Please schedule a time to discuss your study by contacting jessica.jensen@childrenscolorado.org.

Funds are available to preserve basic programmatic functions in the period between the loss of one grant and the beginning of another. Funding depends on a high probability of renewal. The award will be granted for the time required for re-application and reviewed by the funding agency, but no longer than 12 months; exceptions to this will be considered on an individual basis and only for one year. An investigator may submit any number of applications, but only one will be funded per calendar year. Awards are available to all regular full- or part-time Children's Hospital Colorado staff.

  • Eligible Principal Investigators (PIs) conducting research at Children's Hospital Colorado or University of Colorado.
  • Preference will be given to investigators with a history of consistent extramural funding.
  • There must be a clear need to maintain a research effort to retain competitive capability.
  • Funds to bridge the grant should be "cost shared" between divisions and the Research Institute.

CHCO COEPS Small Grant Program

Due Dates: Letter of intent March,
Proposal from selected candidates, May
Contact: Maggie.Sommers@cuanschutz.edu 

More information and application access >

The School of Medicine (SOM) and the Children's Hospital Colorado are committed to providing the highest quality of care to our patients. We believe that our faculty and staff have the skills and creativity to provide leadership in clinical effectiveness and patient safety. We have established this small grant program to help fund those promising QI initiatives.

The COEPS grant program is in its 9th funding cycle. We encourage initiatives that put evidence into practice, implement innovative process improvements, and/or enhance skills and knowledge of healthcare providers. The goal of each initiative is to improve patient safety and/or enhance the quality and cost-effectiveness of healthcare delivery. Our goal is to do the right thing for the right patient at the right time for the right price.

The COEPS grant program offers grants of up to $25,000 for faculty and up to $10,000 for residents and fellows based at the Children's Hospital Colorado.


Additional Funding Opportunities

CCTSI Pilot Funding

https://cctsi.cuanschutz.edu/funding

CCTSI Microgrant

https://cctsi.cuanschutz.edu/funding/microgrant

Center for Women’s Health Research

https://medschool.cuanschutz.edu/center-for-womens-health-research