Crnic Institute Blumenthal Fellowship

The Crnic Institute Blumenthal Fellowship provides salary support to graduate students or post-doctoral fellows working in Down syndrome research.

Dr. Blumenthal in the lab with three other researchers.


This Request for Applications (RFA), issued by the Linda Crnic Institute for Down Syndrome, will provide salary support through the Blumenthal Fellowship to a graduate student or post-doctoral fellow who is working on Down syndrome or a related condition in any lab at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus or Boulder Campus.  


The Blumenthal Fellowship fund was conceived at the 2014 Down Syndrome Research Symposium. The event was held in Tom Blumenthal’s honor to celebrate the closing of his lab after 41 years of operation. Joe Turner, then the CFO of Myogen, offered to start the fund with a substantial gift spread over five years. Blumenthal and Larry Gold, founder of SomaLogic, each agreed to do the same. John Sie, who funded the development of the Crnic Institute, offered to match all donations to support a fellowship focused on Down syndrome research. 



Award Info

The fellowship will provide up to one year of stipend or salary support. No indirect costs are provided. The number of awards made will depend on the quantity and caliber of applications received.



Award Timeline

Applications are due June 16, 2023

Decision will be communicated to applicants July 17, 2023

Funding of successful applicants begins August 1, 2023


Please contact

Linda Crnic Institute for Down Syndrome

CU Anschutz

Research Complex II

12700 East 19th Avenue

Room 4014

Aurora, CO 80045


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