Webb-Waring Biomedical Research Awards

Our Webb-Waring Biomedical Research Awards Program aims to support scientific innovation in Colorado by providing biomedical research funding for early career investigators at Colorado’s leading research institutions and hospitals.

Program Overview

Called Boettcher Investigators, recipients of the Webb-Waring Biomedical Research Awards Program receive grants of $250,000 to cover up to three years of biomedical research. The grants help these early career Investigators to establish themselves and their research. As a result, they become competitive for major awards from federal agencies and private sources.

By funding researchers at this critical juncture, the Boettcher Foundation seeks to keep promising research on track and ensure that Colorado’s best scientific minds aren’t compelled to leave the state in search of funding.

Investigators from the following institutions may be eligible to apply:

  • University of Colorado System
  • Colorado State University
  • National Jewish Health
  • Bonfils Blood Center
  • Colorado College
  • Colorado School of Mines
  • Craig Hospital
  • Colorado Mesa University
  • Metropolitan State University of Denver
  • Regis University
  • University of Denver
  • University of Northern Colorado

How to Apply

Our biomedical research institution partners manage their own internal, competitive, and peer-reviewed application processes. If you are an early career biomedical researcher in Colorado who is interested in applying for a grant through the Webb-Waring Biomedical Research Awards Program, please contact your institution’s research department to learn more information about eligibility.
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History of the Webb-Waring Biomedical Research Awards Program

In 2008, the Webb-Waring Foundation, an institution known for supporting biomedical research in Colorado, entrusted the Boettcher Foundation with its assets. As part of this innovative agreement, the Boettcher Foundation agreed to match that money, paired with a contribution from the University of Colorado, to create a dedicated funding stream to support biomedical research. The resulting program, the Webb-Waring Biomedical Research Awards Program, continues Webb-Waring’s tradition by funding the work of promising biomedical researchers at Colorado institutions.

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History of Impact: Boettcher Investigators

Megan R. Hill, PhD
Colorado State University
Patrick Hume, MD, PhD
National Jewish Health
Matthew Witkowski, PhD
University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus
Nuris Figueroa-Morales, PhD
University of Colorado Boulder
Caroline Dias, MD, PhD
University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus
Neel Butala, MD, MBA
University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus
Nick Bottenus, PhD
University of Colorado Boulder
Halil Aydin, PhD
University of Colorado Boulder
Martin W. Breuss, PhD
University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus
Shanlee Davis, MD, PhD
University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus
Jessica W. Hui-Beckman, MD
National Jewish Health
Michael S. Leibowitz, MD, PhD
University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus
Andrew C. Smith, PT, DPT, PhD
University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus
Jaclyn A. Stephens, PhD, OTR/L
Colorado State University
Allison Vilander, DVM, PhD, Diplomate ACVP
Colorado State University
Aaron T. Whiteley, PhD
University of Colorado Boulder
Nausica Arnoult, PhD
University of Colorado Boulder
Joshua Bear, MD, MA
Industry Professional at Parexel (formerly at University of Colorado Anschutz)
Sarah Clark, PhD
University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus
Craig Forester, MD, PhD
University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus
Julie Moreno, PhD
Colorado State University
Mia J. Smith, DVM, PhD
University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus
Petter Bjornstad, MD
University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus
Justin Brumbaugh, PhD
University of Colorado Boulder
Suet Nee Chen, PhD
University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus
Andra Lee Dingman, MD
University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus
Jennifer F. Garcia, PhD
University of New England (formerly at Colorado College)
Sridharan Raghavan, MD, PhD
University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus
Daniel Regan, DVM, PhD
Colorado State University
James Scott-Browne, PhD
National Jewish Health
Seonil Kim, PhD
Colorado State University
Kara J. Mould, MD MPH
National Jewish Health
Kelly Sullivan, PhD
University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus
M. Cecilia Caino, PhD
University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus
Neelanjan Mukherjee, PhD
University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus
Robert Dietz, MD, PhD
University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus
Tara J. Cepon-Robins, PhD
University of Colorado Colorado Springs
Jesse W. Wilson, PhD
Colorado State University
Eszter K. Vladar, PhD
University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus
Jean M. Mulcahy Levy, MD
University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus
Kathleen M. Gavin, PhD
Clinical Trials Solutions at Datavant (formerly at University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus)
Matthew Taliaferro, PhD
University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus
David H. Root, PhD
University of Colorado Boulder
Edward Chuong, PhD
University of Colorado Boulder
Andrew Petruska, PhD
Colorado School of Mines
Erin Osborne Nishimura, PhD
Colorado State University
Kelly S. Santangelo, DVM, PhD, DACVP
Colorado State University
Camille M. Moore, PhD
National Jewish Health
Angelo D’Alessandro, PhD
University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus
Eric M. Pietras, PhD
University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus
John A. Thompson, PhD
University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus
Joshua C. Black, PhD
University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus
Kristine A. Kuhn, MD, PhD
University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus
Rushika Perera, PhD
Colorado State University
Timothy J. Stasevich** (PhD)
Colorado State University
James L. Crooks, PhD, MS
National Jewish Health
Bernard L. Jones, PhD
University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus
Cristin Welle, PhD
University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus
Ethan G. Hughes, PhD
University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus
Hongjin Zheng, PhD
University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus
Wen-Yuan Elena Hsieh, MD
University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus
Sabrina Leigh Spencer, PhD
University of Colorado Boulder
Schuyler B. van Engelenburg, PhD
University of Denver
Tai (Taiowa) Montgomery, PhD
Colorado State University
James Costello, PhD
University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus
Melanie Cree Green, MD, PhD
University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus
Santos J. Franco, PhD
University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus
Erik B. Oleson, PhD
University of Colorado Denver
Aaron N. Johnson, PhD
Washington University St. Louis (formerly at University of Colorado Denver)
Amy B. Dounay, PhD
Colorado College
Christopher L. Gentile, PhD
Colorado State University
De Subhajyoti, PhD
Rutgers University (formerly at University of Colorado Anschutz)
Roger A. Bannister, PhD
University of Maryland (formerly at University of Colorado Anschutz)
Kunhua Song, PhD
University of Colorado Boulder
Loren Hough, PhD
University of Colorado Boulder
Rachel L. Zemans, MD
University of Michigan (formerly at
National Jewish Health)
Melissa Krebs, PhD
Colorado School of Mines
Brad Borlee, PhD
Colorado State University
Lucas Argueso, PhD
Colorado State University
Michael Strong, PhD
National Jewish Health
Abigail L. Person, PhD
University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus
Amrut V. Ambardekar, MD
University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus
Joseph A. Brzezinski, PhD
University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus
Soyeon Park, PhD
University of Colorado Boulder
Chad Pearson
University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus
Matthew Kennedy
University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus
Harald Junge, PhD
University of Minnesota (formerly at University of Colorado Boulder)
Tingting Yao, PhD
Colorado State University
Jing H. Wang, MD, PhD
University of Pittsburgh (formerly at University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus)
Robert C. Doebele, MD, PhD
University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus
Zhe Chen, PhD
University of Minnesota (formerly at University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus)
John D. (Nick) Fisk, PhD
University of Colorado Denver
Keith Neeves, PhD
Colorado School of Mines
Melissa Reynolds, PhD
Colorado State University
Gidon Felsen, PhD
University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus
Paul Jedlicka, MD, PhD
University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus
Shaodong Dai, PhD
University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus (transferred from NJH in Mar. 2018)
Robin Dowell, DSc
University of Colorado Boulder

Halil Aydin, PhD

University of Colorado Boulder

Nick Bottenus, PhD

University of Colorado Boulder

Neel Butala, MD, MBA

University of Colorado Boulder

Caroline Dias, MD, PhD

University of Colorado AMC

Nuris Figueroa-Morales, PhD

University of Colorado AMC

Matthew Witkowski, PhD

University of Colorado Boulder

Patrick Hume, MD, PhD

University of Colorado AMC

Megan R. Hill, PhD

National Jewish Health

Aaron T. Whiteley, PhD

Colorado State University
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