Crnic Grand Challenge Grants Requirements 



  • PI(s) must hold the rank of Instructor, Research Assistant Professor, Assistant Professor, or higher at the University of Colorado. Adjunct, Clinical, and non-University of Colorado faculty may apply, but must name a co-PI with eligible rank.
  • PI(s) must have already submitted a grant proposal to NIH relevant to Down syndrome.
  • PI(s) must be planning to resubmit the referenced proposal to an INCLUDE Project RFA or NOSI by December 31, 2022.


Recipient Requirements

Grand Challenge Grant recipients are expected to become active members of the University of Colorado Down syndrome research community, known as the “Crnic Supergroup.” Recipient PIs must agree to:

  • Become active Members of the Crnic Institute.
  • Attend monthly Crnic Supergroup Meetings, along with any lab members working on the project.
  • Present research progress reports at 1-2 Crnic Supergroup Meetings per year. Qualified lab members may also present progress reports.
  • Prepare a formal project presentation for a future Down Syndrome Research Symposium.
  • List the Crnic Institute as an academic affiliation (in addition to their home department) on all publications emanating from the work resulting from this grant.
  • Use these funds solely to support the resubmission of the INCLUDE Project grant proposal described in their application.
  • Acknowledge the Global Down Syndrome Foundation as a funding source in all publications and presentations resulting from this work.


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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