Boettcher Foundation

Funding Focus:

The Boettcher Foundation Webb-Waring Biomedical Research Grant aims to support scientific innovation in Colorado by providing biomedical research funding for early career investigators at the state's research institutions.  

CU Boulder application contact:

If you are interested in submitting a proposal to the Boettcher Foundation, contact Allison Fischer, Proposal Analyst, at allison.fischer@colorado.edu or 303-735-6754.  

Colorado Office of Economic Development and International Trade (OEDIT)

Funding Focus:

The OEDIT Proof of Concept Grant provides funding to identify and pull technologies from research institutions where they were discovered and connect them to the private sector where they can be developed into products for commercialization.

The University of Colorado System receives a predetermined allocation each year.  From that allocation, the PIs on each campus compete to be awarded a portion of the total amount allocated to the University.

CU Boulder application contact:

If you are interested in submitting a proposal to OEDIT, contact both Venture Partners and your OCG Proposal Analyst.

CU Boulder Post-Award contact:

If you have questions regarding your award from OEDIT, contact Jennifer Stroh, OCG Contract Officer, at jennifer.stroh@colorado.edu or 303-492-9412.

Draper Scholar Program

Funding Focus:

The Draper Scholar Program supports graduate students pursuing advanced degrees in engineering and the sciences.

CU Boulder application contact:

If you are interested in submitting a proposal to this program, please contact Meredith Swanson, OCG Proposal Analyst - 303-735-8264.

CU Boulder Post-Award contact:

If you have questions regarding your award from the Draper Scholar Program, contact Ariana Dindial, OCG Contract Officer - 303-735-0597.

Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad (DDRA)

Funding Focus:

The Fulbright-Hays DDRA provides funding for individual doctoral students who conduct research in other countries, in modern foreign languages, and area studies for periods of 6 to 12 months.

CU Boulder application contact:

If you are interested in submitting a proposal to the Fulbright-Hays DDRA program, contact Amy Hoak, Proposal Analyst, 303-735-6738.

Certifying Official:  Amy Hoak  (OCG)

Project Director:  Patty Stansfield (Graduate School)

Fulbright-Hays Faculty Research Abroad (FRA)

Funding Focus:

The Fulbright-Hays FRA  is designed to contribute to the development and improvement of modern foreign language and area studies in the U.S. by providing opportunities for scholars to conduct research abroad.

CU Boulder application contact:

If you are interested in submitting a proposal to the Fulbright-Hays FRA program, contact Amy Hoak, Proposal Analyst, 303-735-6738.

Certifying Official:  Amy Hoak (OCG)

Project Director:  Vanessa Worthy (RIO) 

John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation

Funding Focus:

The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation supports creative people and effective institutions committed to building a more just, conscientious, and peaceful world.

CU Boulder application contact:

If you are interested in submitting a proposal to the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, please contact Joan Eaton, Assistant Director, Proposal Development, at joan.eaton@colorado.edu or 303-492-2691.

KECK Foundation

Funding Focus:

The Keck Foundation supports outstanding science, engineering, and medical research.

The Keck Foundation limits the number of proposals that one institution may submit. The first application phase is an internal competition at CU Boulder from which proposals will be selected to continue to the next phase.

CU Boulder application contact:

If you are interested in submitting a proposal to the Keck Foundation, contact Jessica Rowell, OCG Senior Proposal Analyst, at jessica.rowell@colorado.edu or 303-735-6299.

Searle Scholars

Funding Focus:

The Searle Scholars Program supports research of outstanding individuals who have recently begun their appointment at the assistant professor level, and whose appointment is their first tenure-track position at a participating academic or research institution.

The Searle Scholars Program limits the number of proposals that one institution may submit. The first application phase is an internal competition at CU from which proposals are selected to continue to the next phase.

CU Boulder application contact:

If you are interested in submitting a proposal to the Searle Scholars Program, contact Joan Eaton, Assistant Director, Proposal Development, at joan.eaton@colorado.edu or 303-492-2691.