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Research Funding

Department of Medicine faculty are leaders in the scientific community, with a passion for innovation and discovery to improve human health and change the ways in which we deliver care. This passion is translated to research making major contributions to the advancement of biomedical knowledge, which bring advances in the lab directly to the clinic, improving patient outcomes.

Our research activities are broad and deep in clinical, basic, translational and team science and interdisciplinary collaborations. The Research Office administers several Department of Medicine programs to promote the success of our researchers. Learn more about these programs:

  • DOM COVID Support for Early Career Investigators
    The purpose of this program is to provide a mechanism of support for Early Career Investigators whose research careers have been affected by Covid-19. The DOM will provide salary support to extend active Mentored Career Development Awards for six months. 
  • Salary Support for Research-Intensive Faculty
    Salary support for research-intensive faculty is designed to help successful investigators maintain and grow their federal grant portfolios, and help the department recruit and retain the very best scientists.
  • Just-Missed R01 Funding Program
    The goal of the Just-Missed R01 Program is to sustain research-focused faculty who are having difficulties conducting highly significant research due to temporary funding challenges. This program is modeled after the NIH R56 Program. 
  • School of Medicine Research Bridge Program​
    The Research Bridge Program is designed to preserve the capacity of our faculty to do research and will bridge support, especially for those effected by reductions in NIH budgets.​

  • Research Training for Medicine, Pediatric and Medicine-Pediatric Housestaff
    The University of Colorado Departments of Medicine and Pediatrics as well as their associated training programs have been awarded a prestigious Stimulating Access to Research in Residency (StARR) R38 Award through the National Institute of Health. This new research training program is open to residents in the Internal Medicine, Pediatrics, and Medicine/Pediatrics Residency Programs.