The University of Colorado and the Boettcher Foundation announce the 2023 Boettcher Webb-Waring Biomedical Research Awards program.
About the program
The Boettcher Foundation has established the Boettcher Webb-Waring Biomedical Research Awards program, which will provide up to six 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 prestige of the award.
The biomedical research, supported pursuant to this grant program, will be designed to find ways to prevent disease and improve human health through basic and applied biomedical research. The intent of the program is to fund meritorious research that has the potential for new discoveries or advances a discovery to the proof of its potential value as an application to improve human health. This research will improve the understanding, treatment and prevention of human disease.
Since the first awards granted in July 2010, the Boettcher Foundation has awarded CU’s 59 current Boettcher Investigators more than $13.7 million.
In an upcoming webinar, potential applicants can get more information about the award program, the application and selection process, application tips, and participate in a Q&A with the chair and vice chair of the 2023 selection panel. The event is set for 3:30-4:30 p.m. Dec. 9. Click here to register.
How to apply
Eligible faculty researchers from all four CU campuses are encouraged to apply. For purposes of this program, an eligible early career investigator (ECI):
- An investigator who is four years or fewer from their initial career-track academic appointment as of Jan. 1 of the award/selection year (i.e., whose initial career-track appointments began no earlier than Jan. 1, 2019);
- Has not previously received a major, independent research award;
- An investigator who received a terminal degree or completed their initial medical residency within 10 years of Jan. 1 of the award/selection year (i.e., on or after Jan. 1, 2013); and
- An investigator who is either a U.S. citizen or permanent resident, as of date of application in the award/selection year.
For more details, go to: http://www.cu.edu/bfww/eligibility
Applications must be submitted to your campus Grants office by the deadlines included in the campus-specific instructions. Links to the campus-specific documents are available here.
Do not contact the Boettcher Foundation directly.