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Colorado Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute

University of Colorado Denver
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Clinical Faculty Scholars Program (CFSP)


CFSP GroupTo help emerging investigators obtain a career development award (K08, K23 or foundation equivalent), or a first independent, extramural project award (R21, R01 or equivalent) through guided project development, educational seminars, grant writing classes, and mentorship participants. Each Faculty Scholar will submit an individual career development plan and receive regular individual mentorship from four experienced senior researchers in clinical epidemiology, health services research, biostatistics, and health economics.

  • Enrolls 4-5 junior faculty members per year.
  • Faculty members from affiliated institutions (i.e. Denver VA, Denver Health, National Jewish) are eligible.
  • Prospective applicants must have tuition support from their home department/ division and obtain at least 50% protected time for research during the two years of enrollment.

Program Expectations

  • Attend weekly "Work-In-Progress" sessions Tuesdays 7:30am-9:00am at Anschutz Medical Campus. Each participant will present and receive feedback six or seven times during the year.
  • Attend monthly special topic sessions on the 4th Tuesday of each month 9:00am-11:00am. Topics include: Technical Writing, Mock Grant Review, How Translational Informatics can Jump Start your Career, How to Revise a Grant for Funding, and Tips on Running a Research Enterprise.
  • Regular, individual mentor meetings.

You must be a CCTSI member to utilize ETCD resources, apply for funding opportunities, and attend events.

 Click Here to read about Grant Success for Early-Career Faculty in Patient-Oriented Research


CFSP Members: Allan, Anne and Jean ​

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