CURFA initiates a policy for research grants

for University of Colorado retirees


CURFA is pleased to call for applications for five $500 grants to aid in new and continuing research projects currently being carried out by all officially retired faculty from the University of Colorado.  The Presidentís office generously has made funds available to initiate this program recognizing the continuing research contributions University of Colorado retirees to their fields and to the reputation of the university community.  


The evaluation committee will consider the originality, significance and feasibility of the research, and award the grants for any use, excepting applicantís salary, in support of the research.  Retirees wishing to be considered should submit electronic applications to the chair of the evaluations committee, Charles Howe, ( and four hard copies to CURFA, Box 80, Regent Hall, University of Colorado, Boulder, Boulder, CO 80309.  Applications will be accepted from January 1, 2012 up to March 1, 2012 and grants will be announced by May 1, 2012.


Please, include in your application:


a)      A cover page with name, former and current university affiliation, date of retirement, email and other addresses and phone number(s).

b)      An abstract limited to 150 words describing the major objectives of the work.

c)      A description of the work to be done, not to exceed 2 pages.

d)      A budget indicating intended uses of the award.

e)      A CV of not more than 2 pages.


These awards are open to all retired faculty whether members of CURFA or not.