CU Connections: Boettcher launches COVID Biomedical Research Innovation Fund

CU Connections: Boettcher launches COVID Biomedical Research Innovation Fund

By CU Connections Staff
CU Connections

The Boettcher Foundation on Wednesday announced the creation of a $1 million biomedical research fund to fight COVID-19 and potentially curtail future pandemic outbreaks.

Called the COVID Biomedical Research Innovation Fund, the Fund’s Request for Proposals (RFP) asks Colorado-based researchers and investigators to complete grant applications by the close of business on Friday, April 17. The rapid response strategy is both a short- and long-term approach.

“We wanted to be strategic in our COVID-19 response by supporting scientific innovation to fight the pandemic immediately and help impact Coloradans in the future,” said Board of Trustee Chair Kenzo Kawanabe. “We know the good work being done in Colorado’s biomedical research and this represents an effort to accelerate support and prioritize public health.”

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