New Frontiers wordmarkCU Boulder New Frontiers Grants are designed to foster groundbreaking, interdisciplinary research projects with the potential for high impact. “High impact” projects may include the potential for significant advancements in knowledge, problem-solving or innovation that exceeds incremental progress and creates new paradigms of understanding.

With support from the Research & Innovation Office (RIO), the Colleges of Arts & Sciences, Engineering & Applied Science and the School of Education, New Frontiers is open to any eligible CU Boulder faculty member.

The New Frontiers Grants (NFG) program aims to support visionary, interdisciplinary projects that advance knowledge and innovation. The program seeks to stimulate new strengths at CU Boulder by encouraging researchers to think beyond individual disciplines and work together to tackle complex and impactful research challenges.

The program will support research teams with representation from two different colleges or schools and at least one institute-affiliated researcher.

NFG is divided into four phases and two rounds. The second round will be announced in 2025.

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