Grants available for retired CU faculty

Association to consider requests to aid new and continuing research
By Staff

The University of Colorado Retired Faculty Association (CURFA) is accepting applications for five $500 grants to aid in new and continuing research projects being carried out by officially retired CU faculty.

CURFA's executive board announced the grant program at its meeting Friday, Aug. 27. The President's Office provided funding to launch the program, which recognizes the value of work done by CU retirees, as it benefits their fields and the reputation of the university community. The awards are open to retired faculty whether members of CURFA or not.

An evaluation committee composed of representatives from all four CU campuses will consider the originality, significance and feasibility of the research, and award the grants for any use – except for an applicant's salary – in support of the research.

Applications must include:

  • A cover page with name, former and current university affiliation, date of retirement, e-mail and other addresses and phone number(s).
  • An abstract limited to 150 words describing the major objectives of the work.
  • A description of the work to be done, not to exceed two pages.
  • A budget indicating intended uses of the award.
  • A CV of not more than two pages.

Applicants should submit electronic applications to the chair of the evaluations committee, Tom Duncan (, or four hard copies to CURFA, Box 80, Regent Hall, University of Colorado at Boulder, Boulder, CO 80309.

Applications will be accepted up to March 1, 2011; grants will be announced by May 1, 2011.