To support CU Boulder's federal advocacy in Washington, D.C., the Research and Innovation Office (RIO) and Office of Government Relations (OGR) are pleased to announce a pilot program to incorporate campus input as we determine the federal research priorities and strategies to pursue in Fiscal Year 2019. Your submissions will aid in developing the annual Programmatic Requests OGR delivers to the Colorado Congressional Delegation on behalf of CU. 

We encourage you to share this opportunity with your leadership groups and faculty to help us compile a compelling federal priorities package that aligns with the University’s strategic imperatives.

Please submit proposals using the form below by close of business February 9 (extended from January 31), 2018. The University anticipates selecting no more than 5 proposals for 2019, but may be able to support additional projects through other means or during future fiscal years. Several examples of programs that could be considered are provided below. 

Please provide the requested information. If you have any questions, please contact Karen Regan.

Source(s) of Federal Funds

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Summary of Proposed Program (500 word limit)

We encourage you to address the following criteria in your summary:

  • How the proposed program aligns with College or Institute strategic plans and complements the University's strategic imperatives.
  • How the proposed program aligns with existing support and opportunities within the Federal Administration and/or Congress.
  • Significance of the work at state, regional and/or national levels.
  • How CU Boulder is at the forefront of the work and what other partners contribute to the work.

Examples of the kinds of programs that could be considered:

  • Congress is looking to provide additional funding to tackle the nation’s opioid crisis. In doing so, programs centered on physiological and psychological treatment designed to combat addiction could see additional funding opportunities in the coming years​
  • There is a strong emphasis on quantum computing within the national security space. Congress could set aside additional funding at the Department of Defense for centers designed to promote and foster university partnerships in this key area of interest.