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CU REproduction (CURE) Grant Review Panel



Next Submission Deadline: August 5, 2019


What is the CURE Panel?

-The CURE panel is a grant review panel consisting of 6 members from CU-AMC (Reproductive Science Division and Division of Neonatology, Department of Pediatrics) and Colorado State University  + ad hoc members.

-Will review grant proposals (any grant mechanism) to be submitted to major funding agencies (NIH, ADA, AHA, DOD, ACS, USDA, MOD, etcetera) in reproduction and perinatology (broadly defined), submitted by investigators at the Department of OB/GYN and Division of Neonatology, Department of Pediatrics at CU-AMC and Colorado State University.

-Each grant will be assessed by a minimum 3 scientific reviewers.

-Some grants will also be reviewed by a scientific editor.

- Applicant will receive individual reviewers’ comments and a Summary Statement. In contrast to the NIH Summary statement,  reviewers will (if possible) suggest possible remedies for identified weaknesses.


Review Cycles 2018:


Review cycle

Submission deadline (5pm)

Panel meeting

Critiques to applicant


April 1

April 26

April 27


August 5

August 28

August 29


November 25

December 18

December 19


Minimum Requirements for Submission:

1. Title, Abstract, Specific Aims, Research Strategy, Literature Cited, Personnel justification, Biosketches for key personnel including mentors for K awards (for non-NIH applications: corresponding components).

If resubmission: Summary statement/reviewers critique and Introduction/response to critique must be included. 

2. The proposal has to be complete and nearly ready for submission to the funding agency. The purpose of the CURE Review Panel is not to replace critical input from mentors (junior applicants) and numerous revisions by the PI. Instead, the objective with the CURE Panel review is to take the application to the next level by identifying any weaknesses and potential flaws.

3. Suggestions for ad-hoc, external (University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus, but not in OB/GYN or Neonatology or outside CU-AMC) reviewers with particular expertise to review the application.

4. Request for application/call for proposal details, if submitted in response to specific Program Announcement and Request for Proposals.

5. For funding agencies other than NIH: Information on required format.


Submit proposal as a single pdf file to Thomas Jansson  ( For the purpose of scientific editing, also include the research proposal as a word file.

For more information: Please contact Thomas Jansson  ( )

Submissions will be pre-screened and if minimum requirements are not met, the proposal will be returned to the applicant. 


CU REproduction (CURE) Review Panel Roster 2019:

Russ Anthony, Department of Biomedical Sciences, Colorado State University

Thomas Jansson, Division of Reproductive Sciences, Department of OB/GYN, University of Colorado AMC

Raj Kumar, Division of Repro​ductive Sciences, Department of OB/GYN, University of Colorado AMC

Jim McManaman, Division of Reproductive Sciences, Department of OB/GYN, University of Colorado AMC

Theresa Powell, Division of Neonatology, Department of Pediatrics, University of Colorado AMC