Faculty invited to apply for Boettcher Investigator status

Early career researchers of human health eligible for awards of $225,000
By Staff

The University of Colorado and the Boettcher Foundation have announced the 2013 Boettcher Foundation Webb-Waring Biomedical Research Awards Program, supporting early career investigators whose research directly affects human health.

The grants are intended to fund translational research that advances a discovery closer to clinical applications and that will improve the understanding, treatment and prevention of human disease. Awardees will carry the prestigious title of Boettcher Investigator.

The 2013 awardees will be early career investigators who are within four years of appointment in a career-track academic position and who have not previously received a major independent award. Four CU faculty researchers will receive $225,000 for research conducted over a one- to three-year period. Eligible faculty from all four CU campuses are encouraged to apply.

The Boettcher Foundation has awarded CU’s nine current Boettcher Investigators a total of $2.1 million through the 2010, 2011 and 2012 programs. They are: Zhe Chen, Ph.D., University of Colorado Boulder; Robert C. Doebele, M.D., Ph.D., University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus; Robin Dowell, D.Sc., CU-Boulder; Gidon Felsen, Ph.D., CU Anschutz Medical Campus; Paul Jedlicka, M.D., Ph.D., CU Anschutz Medical Campus; Jing H. Wang, M.D., Ph.D., CU Anschutz Medical Campus; Harald Junge, Ph.D., CU-Boulder; Matthew Kennedy, Ph.D., CU Anschutz Medical Campus; and Chad Pearson, Ph.D., CU Anschutz Medical Campus.

Full details about the program, eligibility, CU’s application construction and submission procedures, CU deadlines, the review process and criteria, application components and extensive instructions about how to apply are available at Please do not contact the Boettcher Foundation directly.

Please note: The deadline for initial campus submissions for pre-award review is Feb. 8, 2013. 

The Office of the President manages this competitive, peer-reviewed program for CU grant applications. Please refer to the award program website for additional information at Inquires may be sent to