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Explore opportunities available through the University of Colorado Boulder—including a seed grant funding competition for research and other faculty awards.
Research & Innovation Seed Grants
Provides up to $50,000 to stimulate new and exciting areas of research, scholarly and creative work.
Limited Submission Funding Opportunities
RIO coordinates internal competitions for opportunities in which a funder limits the number of applications that can be submitted by CU Boulder.
AB Nexus Research Collaboration Grant Program (RCG)
Provides up to $50,000 for new collaborations and $125,000 for existing collaborations that expand and strengthen areas of research collaboration between the CU Anschutz and CU Boulder campuses.
Core Facility Assistance Grant Program (CFAG)
Provides up to $20,000 to enhance operations within Core and Shared Instrumentation Facilities on the CU Boulder campus.
Core Facility Voucher Program (CFVP)
Provides up to $5,000 per core facility to encourage new and existing users to utilize CU Boulder core facilities in their research.
Faculty Conference Awards
Provides up to $3,000 for planning and hosting virtual or in person conferences at CU Boulder.
RIO Travel Grants
Provides up to $1,500 in travel funding for faculty to meet with extramural sponsors.
RIO Advocacy Grants
Provides up to $1,000 for faculty advocacy activities.
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Research and expertise across CU Boulder.
Our 12 research institutes conduct more than half of
the sponsored research at CU Boulder.
A carefully integrated cyberinfrastructure supports CU Boulder research.
More than 75 research centers span the campus,
covering a broad range of topics.