Webb-Waring Biomedical Research Grants

Colorado can only be a leader in scientific innovation if its most dynamic scientific minds are supported at early stages in their work.

The Boettcher Foundation’s biomedical research grants program aims to support scientific innovation in Colorado by providing biomedical research funding for early career investigators at the state’s research institutions.

The Webb-Waring Foundation, which has supported biomedical research in Colorado for decades, entrusted the Boettcher Foundation with its assets in 2008. As part of an 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.

Recipients of Webb-Waring Biomedical Research Awards, or “Boettcher Investigators,” are awarded research grants of $235,000, covering up to three years of biomedical research. The grants help Boettcher Investigators 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:

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 biomedical research grant through the Webb-Waring program, please contact your institution’s research department to obtain more information about eligibility. To read about the research being conducted by the 2020 Class of Boettcher Investigators, click here.

Read our most recent story of our impactful Boettcher Investigators in Colorado Bioscience Magazine.

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