The School of Medicine (SOM) and the University of Colorado Hospital (UCH) 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 CEPS grant program is in its 14th 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.

     We strive for excellence in the Institute of Medicine (IOM) Six Core Competencies for Quality Patient Care, which are:  patient-centeredness, interpersonal and communication skills, professionalism, systems-based practice, practice-based learning, and medical knowledge.  The CEPS grant program offers grants of up to $25,000 for faculty and up to $10,000 for residents and fellows based at the University of Colorado Hospital.

2020-2021 Grant Schedule  
April 19, 2020Letter of Intent deadline
April 28, 2020Committee review of LOI's
June 7, 2020Grant proposals from selected candidates deadline
June 2020Committee review of proposals
July 1, 2020

Grant awards announced

August 1, 2020Grant Funding Begins

Contact Us

Maggie Sommers
Program Manager
Maggie.Sommers@cuanschutz.edu
303-724-7929
13001 East 17th Place, C-295
Aurora CO 80045