Faculty may apply for Boettcher Investigator status

Awards up to $225,000 available for early career researchers
By Staff

The University of Colorado and the Boettcher Foundation have announced the 2014 Boettcher Foundation Webb-Waring Biomedical Research Awards Program.

The program supports early career investigators whose research has a direct impact on human health. The grants are intended to fund translational research that advances a discovery closer to clinical applications and which will improve the understanding, treatment and prevention of human disease.  Awardees will carry the prestigious title of Boettcher Investigator.

The 2014 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 each for research conducted over a one- to three-year period.

Eligible faculty researchers from all four CU campuses are encouraged to apply.

The Boettcher Foundation has awarded CU’s 13 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., CU Anschutz Medical Campus; Robin Dowell, D.Sc., CU-Boulder;  Gidon Felsen, Ph.D., Anschutz Medical Campus; Paul Jedlicka, M.D., Ph.D., Anschutz Medical Campus; Jing H. Wang, M.D., Ph.D., Anschutz Medical Campus; Harald Junge, Ph.D., CU-Boulder; Matthew Kennedy, Ph.D., Anschutz Medical Campus; Chad Pearson, Ph.D. , Anschutz Medical Campus; Amrut V. Ambardekar, M.D., Anschutz Medical Campus; Joseph A. Brzezinski, Ph.D., Anschutz Medical Campus; Soyeon Park, Ph.D., CU-Boulder; and Abigail L. Person, Ph.D., Anschutz Medical Campus.

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

Please note: The deadline for initial campus submissions for pre-award review is Feb. 7, 2014. 

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