Published: Jan. 9, 2019

The University of Colorado and the Boettcher Foundation are pleased to announce the 2019 Boettcher Foundation Webb-Waring Biomedical Research Awards program. See video.

  • The Boettcher Foundation will provide up to five grants of $235,000 each covering up to three years of research activity for promising and talented early-career investigators at CU.
  • Awardees will carry the prestigious title of “Boettcher Investigator”.
  • Eligible faculty researchers from all four CU campuses are encouraged to apply.


The program is designed to support research that has a direct impact on human health.

  • The biomedical research supported pursuant to this grant program will be designed to find ways to prevent disease and improve human health through basic and applied biomedical research.
  • The intent of the program is to fund meritorious research that has the potential for new discoveries or advances a discovery to the proof of its potential value as an application to improve human health.
  • This research will help improve the understanding, treatment and prevention of human disease.


For purposes of this program, an eligible early-career investigator (ECI):

  • Is within four years of appointment to his/her career-track academic position (i.e., whose career-track appointments began no earlier than January 1, 2014);
  • Has not previously received a major independent research award;
  • Has received a terminal degree or completed his/her medical residency within the 10 years preceding the application (i.e., on or after January 1, 2008); and
  • Is either a U.S. Citizen or a Permanent Resident.

For more details, go to:


A pre-submission webinar was held on December 13, 2018.  Potential applicants can view the recorded webinar at: to get more information about the award program, the application and selection process and view a summary of the questions and answers during a Q&A with the chair and vice chair of the 2019 selection panel. 


Completed applications must be submitted to the CU Boulder Office of Contracts and Grants (OCG) no later than 5:00 p.m. on February 21, 2019.

  • Awards will be announced in May 2019.
  • Awards will support work beginning June 1, 2019.


Please do not contact the Boettcher Foundation directly.