CU faculty researchers invited to apply for Boettcher Investigator status

$250,000 awards available for up to five early career researchers at CU in 2024
By Staff

The University of Colorado and the Boettcher Foundation are pleased to announce the 2024 Boettcher Webb-Waring Biomedical Research Awards program.

About the program

The Boettcher Foundation established the Boettcher Webb-Waring Biomedical Research Awards program, which will provide up to five grants of $250,000 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 prestigious title of Boettcher Investigator.

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 65 current Boettcher Investigators more than $15.1 million. 

Pre-submission 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 2024 selection panel. The webinar is schedule for 2:30-3:30 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 13.

Click here to register.

How to apply

Eligible faculty researchers from all four CU campuses are encouraged to apply. For purposes of the 2024 award year, an eligible early career investigator (ECI):

  1. Is an investigator who is four years or fewer from their initial career-track academic appointment as of Jan. 1, 2024, (i.e., whose initial career-track appointments began no earlier than Jan. 1, 2020);
  2. Has not previously received a major independent research award;
  3. Is an investigator who received a terminal degree or completed their initial medical residency within 10 years of Jan. 1, 2024, (i.e., on or after Jan. 1, 2014); and
  4. Is an investigator who is either a U.S. Citizen or Permanent Resident, as of date of application in 2024.

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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.

Please do not contact the Boettcher Foundation directly.