Funding Opportunities

The University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus is home to many additional programs offering exciting funding opportunities:

Colorado Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute (CCTSI) Each year, the CCTSI awards close to $3 million in pilot grants, microgrants, and pre-doctoral and post-doctoral research scholar awards. Find more information about each grant on the CCTSI website.
School of Medicine Research Funding
ABNexus The AB Nexus expands and strengthens areas of research collaboration by combining expertise in medical and clinical research at Anschutz Medical Campus with engineering and life sciences research at the Boulder Campus.
SPARK Awards SPARK Awards focus on commercial product development. The goal of the awards is to accelerate the commercial development of promising technologies that have proven science and a high potential to impact patients.
Department of Anesthesiology Research Funding The Research Division of the Department of Anesthesiology conducts a broad range of clinical and basic science research. 
Department of Family Medicine Research Funding The Department of Family Medicine continuously pushes to expand the reach of their practice-based research networks to more effectively support practices, share information, develop and sustain a dynamic learning community and bring value to stakeholders by answering their questions.
Department of Medicine Research Funding The Department of Medicine's Research Office administers funding programs and support initiatives to promote the success of their researchers.
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology Research Funding The Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology’s  basic sciences investigators and clinical researchers are fully committed to extending the tradition of research excellence. To this end, the Department has established research programs in all of the major subdivisions of OB-GYN and some non-traditional areas, such as mammary gland biology.
Department of Pediatrics Research Funding The Department of Pediatrics faculty conducts cutting-edge research across the entire breadth of pediatrics. Our facilities, talented leadership, increased funding and new programs are working together to ensure the Department continues to make discoveries that will improve children’s health and will train the future pediatric investigators who will discover tomorrow’s treatments and cures.
Department of Pediatrics - ACCORDS Research at ACCORDS focuses on health outcomes or health services research as well as “delivery science” encompassing comparative effectiveness, patient-centered outcomes and implementation and dissemination research across the entire life spectrum.
Department of Pediatrics – Linda Crnic Institute for Down Syndrome The Crnic Institute provides the framework to support scientists via pilot funding grants and access to centralized resources, including a biobank of human samples and a mouse colony for various mouse models of Down syndrome. 
Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Research Funding Work being conducted by interdisciplinary teams of researchers within the Department are aimed at increasing independence, functional abilities, and social role participation among those living with a wide-range of disabilities and chronic health conditions.
Department of Psychiatry Research Funding The breadth and depth of scientific accomplishment by Department of Psychiatry programs in the neurosciences, developmental neurobiology, addictions, infant development, child and adolescent psychiatry, behavioral immunology, schizophrenia, depression, transcultural, and public psychiatry is noteworthy.
Center for Children’s Surgery Research Funding The Center for Children’s Surgery is committed to supporting and advancing research endeavors across our member Departments. The CCS has a number of internal research funding opportunities to help faculty members and trainees put their ideas into practice. 
University of Colorado Cancer Center Research Funding Basic research at the CU Cancer Center is led by a strong group of senior investigators with international reputations and extensive federal grant support. Our basic scientists strive to better understand the fundamental cell activity that leads to cancer. They work closely with our clinical researchers to translate laboratory findings into drugs, therapies and techniques that can be applied to people. Our clinical researchers then enroll patients in clinical trials to test these new treatments in cancer research studies. The result of this collaboration is a host of promising new techniques to diagnose, treat and prevent cancer.
Diabetes Research Center Funding The Colorado DRC P&F Program funds diabetes researchers distributed across spectrum of basic science, translational, clinical and health disparities research who investigate T1D, T2D, and/or diabetes complications and is a  key element in recruiting and training promising diabetes research scientists. Applications will be considered from both junior and established investigators.
Anschutz Health and Wellness Center Research Funding The Colorado Nutrition and Obesity Research Center (NORC) is requesting applications for pilot and feasibility projects to support new investigators with projects relevant to nutrition or obesity who have no independent NIH (or comparable) funding.
Gates Center for Regenerative Medicine The Gates Center for Regenerative Medicine and CU Innovations annually make multiple awards of up to $350,000 to investigators who are researching and developing in various areas.

If you would like to have your funding opportunity advertised here, please contact Nancy Miller,


David Schwartz, MD
Program Director 

Jennifer Kemp, PhD
Associate Program Director

Paul Wood, MA
Program Manager
Sarah Miller
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