CU faculty researchers invited to apply for Boettcher Investigator status

$235,000 awards available for up to six early career researchers
By Staff

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The University of Colorado and the Boettcher Foundation announce the 2018 Boettcher Foundation Webb-Waring Biomedical Research Awards Program.


The Boettcher Foundation has established the Boettcher Foundation 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 33 current Boettcher Investigators more than $7.6 million. 


Potential applicants may learn more information about the award program, the application and selection process and participate in a Q&A with the chair and vice chair of the 2018 selection panel. The session will cover the purpose of the program, how to apply, the selection criteria, details on what the panel is looking for and tips for submitting proposals. 



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, 2013);
  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 Jan. 1, 2007); and
  4. Is either a U.S. citizen or a permanent resident.

For more details, go to: 

Applications must be submitted to your campus grants office by the deadlines included in the following campus-specific instructions:

Do not contact the Boettcher Foundation directly.