Boettcher Early Career Investigator application deadline approaching

Applications for the $235,000 awards due in February
By Staff

Applications for the 2019 Boettcher Foundation Webb-Waring Biomedical Research Awards program will be due to the campus grants offices according to the following campus-specific instructions:

The Boettcher Foundation established the Webb-Waring Biomedical Research Awards program, which will provide up to five grants of $235,000 each covering up to three years of research activity with the intent to provide independent research opportunities to promising and talented early career investigators. Awardees will carry the title of Boettcher Investigator in acknowledgement of the prestigious award. Eligible faculty researchers from all four CU campuses are encouraged to apply.


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

  1. Is within four years of appointment to his/her career-track academic position (i.e., whose career-track appointments began no earlier than Jan. 1, 2014);
  2. Has not previously received a major independent research award;
  3. 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
  4. Is either a U.S. citizen or a permanent resident.

Since the first awards granted in July 2010, the Boettcher Foundation has awarded CU’s 39 Boettcher Investigators more than $9 million. For more details, go to: