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Anschutz Medical Campus

University of Colorado Denver

Gates Grubstake Fund

Regenerative Medicine and Stem Cell Technologies


The Gates Center for Regenerative Medicine and CU Innovations are pleased to announce the Gates Grubstake Fund focused on accelerating basic, clinical, and translational research related to the field of regenerative medicine.

  • Treatments (e.g. biologics, small molecules, cell therapies)
  • Diagnostics, platforms and research tools (e.g. biomaterials, scaffolds, therapeutic targets, cell expansion methods)
  • Devices (e.g. drug delivery, implants, restoration)
  • Cell biology and tissue engineering

Investigators are encouraged to apply if their programs fall within or even adjacent to these fields.

Interested investigators affiliated with the University of Colorado, Children’s Hospital Colorado, and the UCHealth System are encouraged to submit an application. Multiple awards will be granted, the funding limit is $350,000 per award.  

  • Please fill out the application form which can be downloaded at this link
  • Please contact Heather Callahan, for questions
  • Applications are due by 5 pm Friday, October 20, 2017
  • Investigators whose applications are selected for presentation will be notified in early November, 2017
  • Presentations to the Investment Committee will be in December, 2017.
  • Awardees will be notified by the end of January, 2018.

A downloadable version of this RFP can be obtained here.

Past Winners

Gates Grubstake Fund 2016/17

  • Dr. David Wagner: A Novel Therapeutic to Impact Myelin Loss/Regeneration in Multiple Sclerosis 
  • Dr. Kenneth Liechty: Conjugated Nanoceria to Treat Oxidative Stress and Prevent Chronic Inflammation: First Use Treating Diabetic Ulcers
  • Dr. Jeffrey Olson: Intraocular Device to Potentiate Retinal Stem Cell Transplantation in Macular Degeneration