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.

2021-2022 Grant Schedule  

Letter of Intent Deadline

Letter of Intent Form

Sunday, March 14, 2021

CEPS/CEPS-RF Committee Review of Letters of Intent


Applicants selected to submit full proposals will be notified by email by Monday, March 30, 2021.  The link for the full application will be emailed to you directly if you are selected for the full application.

Thursday, March 25, 2021
Full Grant Proposals DeadlineSunday, April 28, 2021

CEPS/CEPS-RF Committee Review of Grant Applications


Applicants selected for grants will be notified by email by Friday, May 21, 2021.

Thursday, May 12, 2021
Grant award funding begins 

Thursday, July 1, 2021

Contact Us

Maggie Sommers
Program Manager
13001 East 17th Place, C-295
Aurora CO 80045