Skip to main content
Sign In

Clinical Faculty Scholars Program (CFSP)

Application Information

Apply to the Program

Please have all documents ready prior to accessing the online application as you will not be able to save and go back once you have uploaded and submitted your application PDFs.

All required documents should contain consecutive page numbers, as well as a header with the author’s last name on each page. Times New Roman 12-pt or Arial 11-pt type should be used. 1 inch margins are requested.

Compile Application Documents into 1 PDF Document in this Order:
  • 1-2 page statement of research goals
  • 1-2 page statement of career development plan and mentorship needs
  • Current curriculum vitae
  • Copies of 1 recent, first-authored publication or manuscript
Compile Letters of Support into 1 PDF Document or Email Individual Letters to Anne Libby.
  • Letter of support from department chair/division chief addressing research and career plans, as well as assuring departmental/divisional tuition and release time commitment
  • Up to 2 other letters of support (as appropriate)

Application Criteria

  • Applications are due on March 18, 2019 with notification by April 5, 2019. Faculty Scholars are expected to begin on July 1, 2019.
  • Must be a current or prospective member of regular/affiliated faculty at the University of Colorado.
  • Must be a physician (MD or DO), DDS, DMD, PharmD or doctorally-trained non-physician (PhD or equivalent).
  • Must have completed rigorous research training during fellowship (physicians) or doctoral program (PhD etc). An advanced degree (masters or doctorate) or substantial prior training in epidemiology, biostatistics, and research design is preferred for clinician applicants.
  • Must not have any current or prior funding as a principal investigator at the R01 level or equivalent. Individuals with a current career development award (K-award or equivalent) are eligible.
  • Must demonstrate a commitment to a career as a clinical-translational researcher, signified by evidence of prior accomplishments (training, publications, small grants received). A clear research plan to obtain a career development grant or independent funding at the R01 level (for applicants with an existing career development award) is essential.
  • Must have the support of the applicant’s home department/division; at least 50% protected time for research during the 2 years of enrollment in the CFSP with salary support for that protected time; and an agreement to fund the program costs. Total program costs paid by the sponsor are $22,000 per participant per year for two years (July 2018 to June 2020).
  • Must be willing to plan around Tuesday work in progress and Special Topics training sessions (7:30am - 9am weekly; 9 - 11am 4th Tuesday of the month August to May).
  • Should have mentorship needs that are not fully addressed within the faculty member’s home department or division, or new to campus and in need of establishing a new local mentorship team.
Call for Applications

Please contact any of the faculty directors with questions.

© The Regents of the University of Colorado, a body corporate. All rights reserved.

Accredited by the Higher Learning Commission. All trademarks are registered property of the University. Used by permission only.